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  1. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Weekend proves Davis Cup is alive and well

    Peter Bodo

    Let's assume you're new to tennis and have heard mostly negative things about the Davis Cup. You've been told that nobody cares, that the top players don't feel passionate about it, that the best-of-five-sets format (with no tiebreaker in the fif...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Venus Williams back in the spotlight

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finally restored order to men's tennis after a wild 10-day shootout in the California desert, while the women left Indian Wells in a more chaotic state than when they arrived. But there will be a new sheriff in town i...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. In Roger Federer we trust

    Peter Bodo

    Guess who has emerged as the one person upon whom you can rely as a desert storm ravages the ATP and WTA pecking order heading into the final weekend of the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells? Roger Federer. Many of you know that the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  6. Masters mini-Slam sweep a daunting task

    Peter Bodo

    The Indian Wells Masters 1000 is underway, and Miami follows immediately on its heels. Sweeping the two events is a major accomplishment (among the Big Four, only Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have done it). Call the accomplishment a Masters mini-...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. The best days of Roger Federer's life?

    Peter Bodo

    If you didn't know better, you might be convinced that these are the best days of Roger Federer's life. The way he's been telling it, winning 17 Grand Slam titles is nice, but how can you compare it with the fun of trying a new racket? Being the ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  8. Roger Federer's sudden national service

    Peter Bodo

    Until Wednesday, the first round of Davis Cup World Group play shaped up as a low-key spectacle. Andy Murray, the most junior member of tennis' suddenly beleaguered Big Four, was the only member of the quartet who volunteered to do national service. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  9. Rafael Nadal to be tested early in Oz

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open has been very kind to Novak Djokovic, and at first glance, it seemed to get even more magnanimous. The defending champion, Djokovic is poised to become the first man in the Open era to carry off the title five times, and he appear...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  10. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  11. Federer, Serena aiming for history

    Peter Bodo

    Am I crazy, or do I really believe that 18 has become a magic number in tennis? It's not just because that's the age at which a player must play exclusively on the main tour but also because of what it represents in the great Grand Slam title quest. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  12. Don't expect self-pity from Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    You have to hand it to Roger Federer. He's handling all the dire predictions about his future and the reports of his demise with astonishingly good cheer. Oh sure, the all-time Grand Slam singles champion has been a little touchy now and then dur...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Federer has everyone where he wants them

    Peter Bodo

    The greatest player in the history of the ATP Tour's official year-end championships barely crept into the elite eight who comprise the singles field this year. That's Roger Federer, the six-time ATP World Tour Finals champ. He qualified for the...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. Pressure squarely on Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has certainly earned the right not to sweat the small stuff, and when you've won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, been ranked No. 1 for more weeks (302) than anyone else in the history of the rankings and completed a career Grand ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  15. Why Roger Federer split with Annacone

    Peter Bodo

    It seems like the best answer to the question, "What's wrong with Roger Federer?" is: a big, fat nothing. That's the impression I got anyway, after speaking at length with the coach with whom he split a few days ago, Paul Annacone. Often, such bre...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  16. Grim period for Fed and the 30-year-olds

    Peter Bodo

    Just months ago, we were reveling in how well the aging champions of the ATP were playing at the high level in which the under-30 players still performed. Tommy Robredo was nothing less than inspirational at the French Open, Roger Federer was still t...

    Blog | October 11, 2013