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  1. Yes, America, Davis Cup still matters

    Peter Bodo

    The Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals will take place this weekend, with the U.S. already out of the competition thanks to that shocking first-round loss to Great Britain back February. Of course, that won't stop American fans from spending the ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Shame what's happened to Novak Djokovic

    Peter Bodo

    The big question is: Did he or didn't he? The even bigger question is: Will Novak Djokovic ever be the same again? Let's take the smaller question first: Did Djokovic show up to play in the Paris Indoors Masters 1000 (from which he withdr...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  3. Spain feeling the pressure

    Peter Bodo

    The quarterfinal round of Davis Cup play won't take place for another two-plus months (which gives Rafael Nadal, Spain's top stud, time to bag another 14 or 16 tournament titles), but the U.S. has already won the first battle. On Thursday,...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. Don't count on these things at the U.S. Open

    Peter Bodo

    Any chump can make predictions in tennis with a reasonable chance of success. I mean, take the way I called a Francesca Schiavone versus Slammin' Sammy Stosur final in the French Open, with Schiavone going on to win her first Grand Slam title on...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  5. Can del Potro defend his U.S. Open title?

    Peter Bodo

    Call Juan Martin del Potro the X factor for the upcoming U.S. Open. He's the defending champ, and the guy who first demonstrated that if you play a sufficiently big, physical game, you can take down the Roger Federers and Rafael Nadals of this w...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  6. Don't expect Odesnik to find compassion

    Peter Bodo

    You have to wonder what it's like being Wayne Odesnik these days. He's out there playing on the tour, after having violated what might be called the First Commandment of the tennis player's code: Thou shalt not take performance-enhanci...

    Blog | April 08, 2010