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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Rafa not ready to give up his castle

    Peter Bodo

    You have to hand it to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. After a few weeks, you had to wonder whether either of them was even capable of making the French Open final, never mind meeting his counterpart. But they resurrected the narrative, and once aga...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Why is Roger Federer playing small events?

    Peter Bodo

    The weeks following the Australian Open and Wimbledon are usually toss-off weeks; all the top players are worn out from the grind leading up to the event or the demands and tensions of those events. They can't afford that luxury at the French Open, ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. The distraction Serena Williams needs

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams returns to action this week in Bastad, Sweden, following her unexpected early departure at Wimbledon. It seems like red clay is in her blood ever since she won that career-enhancing second French Open title, or is it just that the Ame...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Bodo - Hingis left an indelible mark

    Peter Bodo

    On the court Martina Hingis was an unstoppable force, but off the court she captivated the fans and made women's tennis fun, Peter Bodo writes

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  8. Looking beyond Rafa at Roland Garros

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's proficiency on clay has been so persuasive, so overwhelming, so inarguable, that asking if he has a shot at winning a mind-boggling eighth French Open (in nine attempts) can hardly be called a storyline heading into the tournament. So ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  9. Nothing new in Rafas dominance over Fed

    Peter Bodo

    It seemed just like old times again in Rome on Sunday: Roger versus Rafa in a big final -- in fact, it was their first clash in a Grand Slam or Masters 1000 final since the championship match of the French Open way back in 2011. This is your basic...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  10. Red clay just what Isner, U.S. men need

    Peter Bodo

    John Isner won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday, on the same surface -- red clay -- where all of the ATP action up to and including the French Open will take place over the next two months. Ordinarily, that would be a ...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  11. Tennis - Red clay of the Monte Carlo Masters just what John Isner...

    Peter Bodo

    John Isner won Houston. Great. But what he and most of the U.S. men need is a good, long and successful run on the European red clay.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  12. No secrets in Djokovic-Murray final

    Peter Bodo

    NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic ought to screw up and fail to reach his goals more often. The defending U.S. Open champ said early this year that his main objectives were to win the French Open (thereby completing his career Grand Slam) and the gold medal...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  13. Tennis - No secrets in Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray final

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic won't feel too smug going into this one. Not the way Andy Murray is playing.

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  14. The sky-high stakes in Federer-Murray

    Peter Bodo

    WIMBLEDON, England -- The Wimbledon final will be the second consecutive major in which the result will become part of the lore and legend of the game. Could it be mere weeks ago that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic clashed in the French Open final,...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  15. Wimbledon - The sky-high stakes in Roger Federer-Andy Murray

    Peter Bodo

    Do you believe in magic? If you do, Andy Murray has a pretty good shot to win Wimbledon.

    Blog | Conversation | July 07, 2012
  16. Djoker needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal, the defending and six-time French Open champion, has lost just 35 games in six matches in the tournament thus far. The fact that top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic lost 11 more in just the two matches preceding his semifinal win...

    Blog | June 09, 2012