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  1. Roger Federer's Davis Cup challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer is learning that you may be the all-time Grand Slam champion, a distinguished 33-year-old ambassador for the game, a friend of Michael Jordan and Anna Wintour, and a guy with some hefty hotel bills, considering his two sets of twins, bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The best days of Roger Federer's life?

    Peter Bodo

    If you didn't know better, you might be convinced that these are the best days of Roger Federer's life. The way he's been telling it, winning 17 Grand Slam titles is nice, but how can you compare it with the fun of trying a new racket? Being the ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. Serena vs. Sharapova: A great nonrivalry

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams rang in the new year and Maria Sharapova got her bell rung in the Brisbane semifinals, a match that may have been a preview of Grand Slam matches to come in 2014 -- starting with a potential rematch as early as the end of this month a...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Is Becker the answer for Djokovic?

    Peter Bodo

    Some coaching relationships are made in heaven (Justine Henin and Carlos Rodriguez), some are made in hell (Maria Sharapova and Jimmy Connors), but the latest one appears to have been made in the tennis Hall of Fame. Six-time Grand Slam champion ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. Federer, Serena aiming for history

    Peter Bodo

    Am I crazy, or do I really believe that 18 has become a magic number in tennis? It's not just because that's the age at which a player must play exclusively on the main tour but also because of what it represents in the great Grand Slam title quest. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  9. Don't expect self-pity from Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    You have to hand it to Roger Federer. He's handling all the dire predictions about his future and the reports of his demise with astonishingly good cheer. Oh sure, the all-time Grand Slam singles champion has been a little touchy now and then dur...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  10. Pressure squarely on Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has certainly earned the right not to sweat the small stuff, and when you've won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, been ranked No. 1 for more weeks (302) than anyone else in the history of the rankings and completed a career Grand ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  11. Will Federer's racket experiment pay off?

    Peter Bodo

    Proving he's still willing to leave no stone unturned in his quest to remain a Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer has abandoned the racket with which he's done all the damage in his career. That racket had a 90-square-inch head area, while his new on...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Much at stake for Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has been flirting with the idea of playing without his headband, but the fact that 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.

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. So far, so good for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's match record for the year is a sterling 12-1. He has the same number of wins as No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and while one of undefeated Djokovic's wins was at a Grand Slam event, Nadal also has two titles -- and a bonus final -- on...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  16. So far, so good for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Since his return to the tour, Rafael Nadal is 12-1, has won two titles and has spent quite a bit of time trying to defuse expectations that he's back to 100 percent, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2013