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  1. Whats wrong with Rafa?

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal tried to wipe the bad taste of Monte Carlo's red clay out of his mouth in Barcelona, where he was gunning this week to win the title a surreal-sounding ninth time. But the top seed got red dirt kicked in his face again Friday as he lost ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  2. Will Federer, Serena, Vika be vulnerable?

    Peter Bodo

    Three familiar faces that have been hidden from us for weeks now will reappear in the big Madrid combined event in the coming days: those of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka. They aren't exactly rushing over to Spain just to...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  3. Tennis - Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka make t...

    Peter Bodo

    Welcome back, MIA champions. Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka will return to Madrid -- but this time, it'll be on the daunting red clay.

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  4. A good first step for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Horacio Zeballos of Argentina now has something to tell his children, who undoubtedly will savor the opportunity to tell it to their children: Zeballos is one of the very, very few men to face Rafael Nadal in a final on red clay and live to tell abou...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  5. A good first step for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Despite losing in the final against Horacio Zeballos in Chile, Rafael Nadal took an important first step as he comes back to competitive tennis, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  6. Tennis - Some advice for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's key to get out of is rut may not lie in more time on the practice court or in the gym as it may be a case of Rafa needed to get his "eye of the tiger" back when he steps on the court, specially when he faces Dvokovic, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  7. Novak Djokovic not going away

    Peter Bodo

    Technically, the run-up to the French Open continues this week in Nice and Dusseldorf (ATP) and Brussels and Strasbourg (WTA). But let's face it: Most anyone who can be called a top contender at Roland Garros is taking the week off, keeping his ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  8. Can Captain Courier lead U.S. versus Chile?

    Peter Bodo

    The U.S. will face Chile in the first round of Davis Cup World Group play without the services of the longest-serving captain in American tennis history, Patrick McEnroe. He yielded his role to Jim Courier after the U.S. survived the relegation round...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  9. Murray's mission to snap the Slam spell

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a whale of a tennis player, but the most deadly opponent Andy Murray will face in the men's singles final is the ghost of Fred Perry, the last British man to win a Grand Slam event in 1936. More than 270 Grand Slam events have ...

    Blog | January 29, 2011
  10. Time is now for Berdych & Co.

    Peter Bodo

    At the start of every new year, a handful of players face a task that is more daunting than it may appear: They have positioned themselves to join the elite (the Federers and Williamses of this world), thereby subjecting themselves to an enormous, of...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  11. Williams sisters won't level with U.S. squad

    Peter Bodo

    It's time to call B.S. on Venus and Serena Williams when it comes to Fed Cup, an event they profess to love but consistently stiff in a way that's so transparent that I wonder how Mary Jo Fernandez, our Fed Cup captain, can face the rest of...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  12. Fed Cup: Venus Williams and Serena Williams won't level with U.S....

    Peter Bodo

    It's time to call B.S. on Venus and Serena Williams when it comes to Fed Cup, an event they profess to love but consistently stiff in a way that's so transparent that I wonder how Mary Jo Fernandez, our Fed Cup captain, can face the rest of the women...

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2010
  13. More to be thankful for than the Detroit Lions

    Peter Bodo

    OK, let's all do the right thing on Thanksgiving and appreciate the fact that we're not sitting around in the locker room of the 02 Arena, trembling and vomiting, because we soon must go out to face re-re-resurgent Roger Federer in the Barc...

    Blog | November 25, 2009
  14. Can Clijsters' game still stand up?

    Peter Bodo

    The WTA hard-court season is about to heat up out in Cincinnati, with 18 of the top 20 women committed at the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open. And we welcome back a familiar face emerging from the MIA category to relaunch a c...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  15. Lights will only shine brighter for Serbia's Ivanovic, Jankovic

    Peter Bodo

    Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic should get used to fame and its peculiarities. There's no escaping the kind that they'll continue to earn in the years to come, as they travel the world putting a new face on their tiny homeland.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2007