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  1. The man behind Roger Federers success

    Peter Bodo

    In 1992, Stefan Edberg played Michael Chang in the semifinals of the US Open, in what would become the longest match at the tournament since such records have been kept. Edberg won in an excruciating five hours and 26 minutes, after attacking the net...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Clay-to-grass move trips up big names

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal, who won the French Open for an unprecedented ninth time last Sunday, has now produced a far better trivia question for tennis fans of the future. Nadal was the victim of, conceivably, the least surprising upset in tennis history Thu...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Clay intrigue for women, not for men

    Peter Bodo

    The clay-court swing is officially underway, the first blow struck by Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who won on the green clay of Charleston last Sunday. There are WTA events underway this week in Katowice, Poland, and Bogota, Colombia, where top se...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Weekend proves Davis Cup is alive and well

    Peter Bodo

    Let's assume you're new to tennis and have heard mostly negative things about the Davis Cup. You've been told that nobody cares, that the top players don't feel passionate about it, that the best-of-five-sets format (with no tiebreaker in the fif...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Andy Murray doing the wrong things

    Peter Bodo

    Among all the people who are out of work in our struggling republic, the one I'm least worried about is Ivan Lendl. Coach to Andy Murray until a few days ago, Lendl was as prudent as he was spectacularly successful in his salad years on the pro tour....

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. 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
  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. Djokovic, Murray in need of a win

    Peter Bodo

    Although Monday's World Tennis Day festivities in Madison Square Garden are merely an exhibition, the matchups in the BNP Paribas Showdown are fraught with meaning when it comes to the short- and/or long-term status of the competitors. In the mai...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Roger Federer's sudden national service

    Peter Bodo

    Until Wednesday, the first round of Davis Cup World Group play shaped up as a low-key spectacle. Andy Murray, the most junior member of tennis' suddenly beleaguered Big Four, was the only member of the quartet who volunteered to do national service. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  13. Rafael Nadal to be tested early in Oz

    Peter Bodo

    The Australian Open has been very kind to Novak Djokovic, and at first glance, it seemed to get even more magnanimous. The defending champion, Djokovic is poised to become the first man in the Open era to carry off the title five times, and he appear...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  14. If not Nadal, then who would win PoY?

    Peter Bodo

    It's the awards season in tennis, and there isn't a more coveted title than Player of the Year. It's an individual sport's answer to the Most Valuable Player award in team sports but, regrettably, it's rarely the horse race that it sometimes is in th...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  15. Fall tennis gets the Heisman -- again

    Peter Bodo

    One of the more persistent criticisms of tennis is that the game has no real offseason, but the lengthy calendar doesn't really stop tennis from going over a cliff in the fall -- loaded ATP and WTA schedule or not. In just the past few days, WTA N...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  16. How winning hurt Novak Djokovic

    Peter Bodo

    Now that three of tennis' big four have taken their bows and added to their resumes during the third (and best) Davis Cup week (you get the semifinals and the critical World Group Playoffs), it's time to look ahead to the final segment of the season...

    Blog | September 16, 2013