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  1. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Not your average Hamburg summer

    Peter Bodo

    You know you're in trouble when master-of-mayhem Fabio Fognini "leads an exodus" anywhere. In this case, it was back to the pool and karaoke lounge at the official ATP player hotel in Hamburg. The ATP website described it back on Wednesday as an exod...

    Blog | July 18, 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. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Big Four crumbling as we know it?

    Peter Bodo

    In case you hadn't noticed, the tight little group of ATP players who once were called the Big Four have been fruitful, and they've multiplied: It's now more like a Big Six or Eight ... and counting. It raises the question: Are we in the midst of a maj...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Juan Martin del Potro this close to stardom

    Peter Bodo

    Although some tennis fans might like to hunt down Juan Martin del Potro and fling him off a bridge for getting in the way of yet another clash between ATP No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic, it would be a mistake to write off the hulking, sh...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  11. With Montreal title, Nadal a new man

    Peter Bodo

    The looming question before Sunday's final in the Masters 1000 event in Montreal seemed to be how Rafael Nadal would handle that atomic serve of Milos Raonic. The better question: How would Raonic handle Rafa's serve? The answer to the more presci...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. All eyes on the return of the big four

    Peter Bodo

    Right about now, the typical ATP journeyman is taking a deep breath and trying to swallow as he contemplates the fact that the party is over. After a month during which the ATP presented 10 tournaments without anyone mentioning Novak Djokovic, Rafael...

    Blog | August 05, 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. The reality of Roger Federer's future

    Peter Bodo

    Judging from the events in recent days at the Madrid Masters, one of the main themes of the next two months -- the most intense two-month period in any year in tennis -- will be: Is Roger Federer finished as a force at the top of the game? Federer, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  15. Tennis - The reality of Roger Federers future after a loss at th...

    Peter Bodo

    It's going to happen, but the question: Is that time now? Yes, we're talking about the Roger Federer demise.

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  16. 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