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  1. Prime time for the have-nots of February

    Peter Bodo

    The old adage warning us that while the cat's away the mice will play is never more relevant in pro tennis than in February. Most of the top players have fallen silent after dominating the headlines at the Australian Open, but tournaments are still t...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Same old bosses, Fed, Sharapova still rule

    Peter Bodo

    Judging from the first week of play in the new year, 2015 is less likely to be a year of sweeping change than one of business as usual. Sure, top-ranked and top-seeded Novak Djokovic was upset at Qatar. But isn't that what Ivo Karlovic does for a liv...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  3. Federer beats Murray in stunning fashion

    Peter Bodo

    The gap between the sublime and the ridiculous is usually enormous, but Roger Federer leaped across it Thursday with ease at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He destroyed resurgent Andy Murray's hopes of capping his recent revival with a win in t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Things could get worse for Rafa in Madrid

    Peter Bodo

    If Rafael Nadal wanted to put a little pressure on himself, he couldn't have picked a better time than last week, when he lost to a fellow Spaniard on a red clay court for the second time in as many weeks. A few weeks ago it was David Ferrer bounc...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Busta's barnstorming paid off in 2013

    Peter Bodo

    The reports that top-ranked Rafael Nadal made some $10 million for a comfortable week of exhibition work in South America recently makes you wonder how much the Spaniard with the most wins on the tour in 2013 might have pulled down for the same amoun...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Tennis - Much at stake for Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has been flirting with the idea of playing without his headband, but the fact is that going into the grass court season, there's a lot more at stake for the 17-time Grand Slam champion than many people think, Peter Bodo writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  11. Tough feat ahead for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    With top-seeded David Ferrer out of the way, victim of a first-round upset at the hands of Dmitry Tursunov, there's a fair chance that the No. 2 seed will have a good shot at winning the Barcelona ATP 500 tournament. Of course, I'm talking ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. A timeout gone bad for David Ferrer

    Peter Bodo

    Andy Murray woke up this morning ranked No. 2 in the world (having dislodged Roger Federer from that niche), and he'll still be somewhat puzzled by just how he got there. He was too tired Sunday, after his epic, 2-hour, 45-minute, three-set, bac...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  13. Tennis - A timeout gone bad for David Ferrer

    Peter Bodo

    After a heartbreaking loss in the final of the Sony Open, you can't help but wonder how many more chances David Ferrer will have to win a major event.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  14. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  15. Tennis - The extremes of Andy Roddick in 2012

    Peter Bodo

    Yes, we know you, the tennis junkies out there, know the best matches of 2012, but do you recall the top stinkers? Pete Bodo sure does.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  16. Tennis - Can No. 1 Novak Djokovic quell Roger Federer at the ATP ...

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic already has secured the top ranking. But there are plenty of unknowns heading into the year-end championships.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2012