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  1. It's all about Roger and Serena again

    Peter Bodo

    As the summer hard-court events got underway, the odds that the players going into the US Open with the greatest head of steam would be Roger Federer and Serena Williams didn't seem very good. Now, with the last of the big hard-court tuneups conclude...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. The man behind Roger Federers success

    Peter Bodo

    In 1992, Stefan Edberg played Michael Chang in the semifinals of the US Open, in what would become the longest match at the tournament since such records have been kept. Edberg won in an excruciating five hours and 26 minutes, after attacking the net...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Serena, Federer stay reliable during chaos

    Peter Bodo

    If the early doings in Toronto and Montreal this week are any indication, the final Grand Slam of the year is going to be a spectacular shootout in which no champion is safe. None, that is, with the exception of those two reliables, Serena William...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  5. Common thread for Djokovic, Kvitova

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is a great tennis champion, but merely the latest in a long line of people to learn the hard way that it's always darkest before dawn. There Djokovic was, midway through the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, swinging the stringed s...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Tough Wimbledon draws for big names

    Peter Bodo

    We live in an age of speed reading, speed dialing and even speed dating. So why not speed draw analysis as well? Let's not waste any more time before looking at the 2014 Wimbledon draw. Men's singles Top quarter: The Djokovic section Prom...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  7. Federer hopes Halle a harbinger for Wimby

    Peter Bodo

    You have to wonder, don't all those nice people in Halle ever get sick of seeing Roger Federer grinning like a schoolboy as he studies the reflection of his own beautiful self in the hardware presented to the Halle singles champion? Federer has wo...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  8. Clay-to-grass move trips up big names

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal, who won the French Open for an unprecedented ninth time last Sunday, has now produced a far better trivia question for tennis fans of the future. Nadal was the victim of, conceivably, the least surprising upset in tennis history Thu...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  9. Ain't gonna happen at the French Open

    Peter Bodo

    Grand Slam events never go as expected; we all know that. Your odds of predicting all the brackets might be slightly better than those you faced filling in your NCAA basketball tournament bracket with a trembling hand (it was visions of Warren Buffet...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  11. The mystery of Djokovic's wrist

    Peter Bodo

    The state of Novak Djokovic's right wrist is rapidly becoming the outstanding tennis mystery of 2014, destined for a place alongside Rafael Nadal's aching knees and Roger Federer's recently sore back in the lore and legend of the game. Djokovic pu...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  12. Only Wawrinka has a clear head these days

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis pros don't like working under distracting conditions any more than the rest of us do, which suggests that the upcoming clay-court Masters events and the French Grand Slam will be an interesting test of the top players' ability to focus. As ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. Big Four crumbling as we know it?

    Peter Bodo

    In case you hadn't noticed, the tight little group of ATP players who once were called the Big Four have been fruitful, and they've multiplied: It's now more like a Big Six or Eight ... and counting. It raises the question: Are we in the midst of a maj...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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