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  1. Peter Bodo: Who wants another old-fashion whippin' from Rafael Na...

    Peter Bodo,

    Look, no one is elbowing each other out of the way to take a shot at Rafael Nadal on clay. He owns the dirt and isn't slowing down.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  2. Peter Bodo: Dinara Safina the beneficiary of a failed system

    Peter Bodo,

    Dinara Safina was rewarded the No. 1 ranking with a resume devoid of a Grand Slam title. And that shows the ineptitude of our flawed rankings system.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2009
  3. A lot at stake in the Oz finals

    Peter Bodo,

    OK, so just how lucky are we? In just a few short hours, we're going to see Serena Williams try to break double figures in her Grand Slam title count (she currently has nine). And 24 hours (give or take) after that, we'll see if Roger Federer can ti...

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2009
  4. Forgotten moments of the Open era

    Peter Bodo,

    The Open-era highlight reel features extraordinary moments in tennis history, including the recent Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal Wimbledon final, the 2000 Wimbledon final in which Pete Sampras shattered the all-time Grand Slam singles title record h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  5. It's not just about the majors

    Peter Bodo,

    One of the most frustrating problems in tennis is the chronic inability of the tour year-end championships to get much traction, even while die-hard tennis fans sit around bemoaning the fact that the Grand Slam year is over and wondering if they shou...

    Blog | Conversation | September 26, 2008
  6. Federer is just fine

    Peter Bodo,

    Now that the U.S. Open -- in my view, the best U.S. Open we've seen in quite a few years -- is over, let's take a look at the five big takeaways for the upcoming 2009 Grand Slam season: 1. Roger Federer is just fine, thank you very much! I was in th...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2008
  7. Crazy to think Federer can win

    Peter Bodo,

    On Sunday, the same two men clash for a Grand Slam title for the third consecutive year for just the second time in the Open era -- the other occasion being the three straight Wimbledon finals fought out by Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. But the gr...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2008
  8. How far can the French fly?

    Peter Bodo,

    It wasn't exactly Barack Obama-grade hope, but during the first week at Roland Garros, the U.S. men -- sans Andy Roddick, who missed the second Grand Slam of the year with a right shoulder injury -- gave American fans plenty of reasons to feel optimi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2008
  9. Henin's sudden denouement

    Peter Bodo,

    Tennis is still reeling from Justine Henin's seemingly premature retirement from the game at the age of 25. She's packing up her seven Grand Slam titles and eager to find out what, other than an eighth major title, life might hold in store. It's...

    Blog | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  10. Djoker's career management

    Peter Bodo,

    I can give you a dozen reasons Novak Djokovic will be a multiple Grand Slam champion and something that Rafael Nadal currently is not -- an all-seasons, all-surfaces threat to Roger Federer. But one of the least acknowledged and most convincing of hi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2008
  11. Merciless Mini-Slam

    Peter Bodo,

    It doesn't have a fancy name, like "the Bi-Coastal Double" or "Spring Mini-Slam," but winning the back-to-back top-tier events at Indian Wells and Miami has emerged as perhaps the game's most noteworthy achievement below the Grand Slam level. Only s...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2008
  12. Tone set for 2008 season

    Peter Bodo,

    If the first Grand Slam tournament of 2008 is an accurate indicator, we'll be in for a terrific if turbulent ride through the rest of the year. Here are the five most significant developments to emerge from the Australian Open, and how they may shape...

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2008
  13. Dreamy tennis from Sharapova

    Peter Bodo,

    You've got to hand it to Maria Sharapova. She has approached this "do over" Grand Slam with a ferocity and competence that reveal the most compelling aspect or her game: she can be just as easily underestimated as she can be overrated. Another way of...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2008
  14. Freaky Slam

    Peter Bodo,

    Wimbledon is the traditional Grand Slam event, Roland Garros is the iron (wo)man major and the U.S. Open is the grueling jewel in the lineup. That leaves the upcoming Australian Open, which is the freaky Slam. The tournament took a quantum leap when...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2008
  15. The man without a Grand Slam

    Peter Bodo,

    When the Lords of Tennis recently rectified an injustice and awarded Evonne Goolagong Cawley the No. 1 ranking she earned but was denied due to sloppy bookkeeping in 1976, it got me thinking of other injustices that might have been done and may requi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2008
  16. Does tennis need a fifth major?

    Peter Bodo,

    Does tennis need another Grand Slam? And should the monopoly on majors, held by the International Tennis Federation affiliates in Australia, France, England and the U.S., be broken down, with the right to stage the most important tennis events award...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2007