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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Tennis - How we've missed the Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry...

    Peter Bodo

    A few things were made clear in the Monte Carlo final. Among them, Novak Djokovic had some unfinished business.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Tennis - Red clay of the Monte Carlo Masters just what John Isner...

    Peter Bodo

    John Isner won Houston. Great. But what he and most of the U.S. men need is a good, long and successful run on the European red clay.

    Blog | Conversation | April 15, 2013
  7. Finally, some comfort for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    In the big picture, maybe No. 1 Novak Djokovic would have been better off letting sleeping dogs lie. Rafael Nadal, his main and most bitter rival, had won the Monte Carlo Masters tournament a surreal seven times going into this year's edition. O...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Tennis - Finally, some comfort for Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carl...

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal did everything right against Novak Djokovic in Monte Carlo. But was it enough to permanently turn the tide?

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  9. Tennis - Novak Djokovic fights through grief

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is playing the Monte Carlo Masters with a heavy heart, but so far that hasn't slowed him down one bit.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  10. Djokovic eager to tame Nadal in Monte Carlo

    Peter Bodo

    One of the commendable qualities of the top ATP players today is that they don't duck one another. In fact, they often seem to go looking for one another, with the tacit understanding that great players ought to have great rivalries. This wasn&...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. Tennis - Novak Djokovic eager to tame Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo...

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal owns Monte Carlo. But Novak Djokovic is looking for a fight in the finale. Will it come down to that?

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  12. Players who must master the clay crucible

    Peter Bodo

    The European clay-court circuit, the second segment of the Grand Slam year, begins in earnest Tuesday for the ATP at Monte Carlo. The men have really built something valuable and durable in this circuit; I think of it as the "Roland Garros Series," a...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  13. Stosur not your typical clay-court player

    Peter Bodo

    Ordinarily, this blog post would be about the final of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, as that event had more heft than the WTA event in Charleston. But I worked the Rafael Nadal territory pretty fully last week, and just as expected, he demonstrated ...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  14. Samantha Stosur not your typical clay-court player

    Peter Bodo

    Don't call Samantha Stosur your mother's clay-court tennis player. She proved that with a Rafael Nadal-esque beatdown over Vera Zvonareva in the final of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2010
  15. Rafa poised to reclaim kingdom

    Peter Bodo

    It was well past midnight in Monaco, but one light burned brightly behind the leaded glass window of Prince von Poopenstein's chateau high on a cliff overlooking the Monte Carlo Country Club and the dark expanse of the Mediterranean. Inside the...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  16. Nadal hungry to master Monte Carlo

    Peter Bodo

    The Roland Garros Series, aka the European clay-court circuit, begins in earnest Monday in Monte Carlo, and this year it's as noteworthy for who is absent as for who is playing. Five of the ATP's top 10 are skipping the event (either by cho...

    Blog | April 12, 2010