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  1. Venus Williams back in the spotlight

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finally restored order to men's tennis after a wild 10-day shootout in the California desert, while the women left Indian Wells in a more chaotic state than when they arrived. But there will be a new sheriff in town i...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  2. In Roger Federer we trust

    Peter Bodo

    Guess who has emerged as the one person upon whom you can rely as a desert storm ravages the ATP and WTA pecking order heading into the final weekend of the first Masters 1000 of the year, Indian Wells? Roger Federer. Many of you know that the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Masters mini-Slam sweep a daunting task

    Peter Bodo

    The Indian Wells Masters 1000 is underway, and Miami follows immediately on its heels. Sweeping the two events is a major accomplishment (among the Big Four, only Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have done it). Call the accomplishment a Masters mini-...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  5. The Old vs. The Hurt

    Peter Bodo

    The last time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met in a match that wasn't a semifinal or final was in 2004, but if they meet at Indian Wells, it would be in the quarters in a match that is certainly looking like The Old vs. The Hurt, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2013
  6. Is Roger Federer ready for desert defense?

    Peter Bodo

    Since the Australian Open, the pros have been either traipsing all over the world in quest of ranking points and cash or putting their feet up and marking time until the next big event. Now that next big event is here: the Indian Wells combined event...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Hey, Wozniacki, give Ivanovic a call

    Peter Bodo

    When Caroline Wozniacki met Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals at Indian Wells the other night, it was a case of ships bumping in the night -- an accident you could blame on the fact that they appear to be heading in opposite directions on the same na...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Tennis - Ana Ivanovic always kept the faith

    Peter Bodo

    Ana Ivanovic looks like she's on her way back from the depths of despair. Perhaps Caroline Wozniacki should consider asking her for advice.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  10. Dream desert final inevitable?

    Peter Bodo

    The big question hovering in the air while the Indian Wells draws gets pared to a manageable 32 players by Monday is whether the lengthy proceedings will end with Novak versus Rafa XXXI. It's a better draw and bigger story than ever, even thoug...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  11. Tennis - Will Novak Djokovic meet Rafael Nadal in the Indian Well...

    Peter Bodo

    Will Indian Wells end with the hottest rivalry in tennis, Novak Djokovic against Rafael Nadal, duking it out?

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  12. Federer hopes to master Indian Wells

    Peter Bodo

    Any ATP pro ought to be deliriously happy with the kind of six months Roger Federer has had, but given that he's the all-time Grand Slam champ -- and a thorn in the side of the two men ranked above him (No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal) -- ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  13. Significant statement from Novak Djokovic

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic was a two-time Grand Slam champion and four-time finalist before the BNP Paribas tournament at Indian Wells began almost two weeks ago. He had also collected five Masters Series titles, and he'd beaten the top two players, Roger F...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  14. Here's what scares Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    For days now, tennis fans (most particularly, fans of Roger Federer) have been grousing about the draw the gods of Indian Wells bestowed upon Federer's great rival, Rafael Nadal. Lest you haven't been reminded in the past 15 minutes or s...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  15. Why the top guns might melt at the Masters

    Peter Bodo

    The shootout in Indian Wells last week incorporated one significant benefit for the tournament presently underway in Miami, the Sony Ericsson Open. It upped the ante for the biggest names in the game on both the WTA and ATP Tours. Who would have tho...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  16. Agassi broke an unwritten code

    Peter Bodo

    It's the rivalry that just keeps giving -- but not always in a good way. You may share that feeling if you saw that semi-ugly confrontation between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras at the Hit for Haiti charity exhibition at Indian Wells on Friday n...

    Blog | March 15, 2010