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  1. Imagine a life without the Big Four

    Peter Bodo

    At Qatar this week, top-seeded and top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost to ATP No. 27 Ivo Karlovic, the 35-year-old Croatian ace machine (is there any other kind of Croatian?). Also at Qatar, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal was upset in his first-round match by No...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  2. Federer motivated to get Davis Cup win

    Peter Bodo

    Give credit to US Open men's singles finalist Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic, but you just know top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 seed Roger Federer were bummed out about the lost opportunity to win a major without having to go through Rafa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. Things could get worse for Rafa in Madrid

    Peter Bodo

    If Rafael Nadal wanted to put a little pressure on himself, he couldn't have picked a better time than last week, when he lost to a fellow Spaniard on a red clay court for the second time in as many weeks. A few weeks ago it was David Ferrer bounc...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  4. Whats wrong with Rafa?

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal tried to wipe the bad taste of Monte Carlo's red clay out of his mouth in Barcelona, where he was gunning this week to win the title a surreal-sounding ninth time. But the top seed got red dirt kicked in his face again Friday as he lost ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  5. From bad to worse for U.S. Davis Cup

    Peter Bodo

    Here's how bad it is for the U.S. team in the Davis Cup: The squad lost in the first round of World Group play this past weekend to Great Britain, a nation that had not won a single WG match (a "tie" in Davis Cup patois) in 30 years. Not bad enoug...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. Isner, Serena ready for US Open

    Peter Bodo

    There was poignancy about the results in the final major warm-up tournament for the US Open, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Each singles final featured an American, and both of the U.S. players lost. ATP No. 22 John Isner lost the men's f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. Good luck cracking Rafael Nadal's mojo

    Peter Bodo

    What was that, you say? Rafael Nadal lost a set? It's true, but despite a hiccup in his Friday quarterfinal matchup versus Grigor Dimitrov, recent events indicate you may just as well fill in his name as the winner of Monte Carlo, as well as the...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  8. Tennis - Good luck cracking Rafael Nadal's mojo at the Monte Carl...

    Peter Bodo

    Not only does it look like Rafael Nadal will win Monte Carlo, he could probably do it with Roger Federer strapped to his leg.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  9. The Old vs. The Hurt

    Peter Bodo

    These days, it seems like it's all about Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. No harm in that, right? Djokovic hasn't lost a match yet this year (14-0) and he carries and conducts himself with a certain swagger that reminds you, just in case it ...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  10. 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
  11. And the Player of the Year goes to ...

    Peter Bodo

    It seemed like a real buzzkill when Roger Federer lost the Basel final to Juan Martin del Potro a few weeks ago and then promptly pulled out of the Paris Masters 1000 event. In the span of 24 hours, dreams of an unlikely -- but not impossible -- batt...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  12. Tennis - Who is your Player of Year -- Novak Djokovic, Roger Fede...

    Peter Bodo

    Yes, Novak Djokovic is your top-ranked player, but is he the Player of the Year? The World Tour Finals might decide.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  13. Tennis - Can John Isner give U.S. more Davis Cup magic?

    Peter Bodo

    So the Americans travel across the pond to play Spain on clay. A lost cause, eh? Not so fast -- especially with this U.S. team.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  14. Where does Rafael Nadal go from here?

    Peter Bodo

    The rumors began just hours after Rafael Nadal lost in the second round at Wimbledon to the No. 100 player in the world, Czech Lukas Rosol. By the time the week was out, Nadal watchers in the Spanish press and tennis establishment had pretty much giv...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Tennis - Where does Rafael Nadal go from here?

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal has had his share of setbacks. But this, without any doubt, is the worst of them all.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 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