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  1. Get ready for Nadal-Djokovic grudge match

    Peter Bodo

    The ATP World Tour Finals won't boast a "dream final" this year (that is, a winner-take-all battle for the year-end No. 1 ranking), but it has what might be the next best thing: A spectacular grudge match between two men whose rivalry already has his...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. 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
  3. The mystery of Djokovic's wrist

    Peter Bodo

    The state of Novak Djokovic's right wrist is rapidly becoming the outstanding tennis mystery of 2014, destined for a place alongside Rafael Nadal's aching knees and Roger Federer's recently sore back in the lore and legend of the game. Djokovic pu...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Being the hunter what Djokovic needs

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic's 6-3, 6-4 win over Rafael Nadal in the Beijing final did absolutely nothing to diminish the notion that this week was all about Nadal. Specifically, it was about the 27-year-old conquering injury and self-doubt to recapture the world ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  6. A tricky situation for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is no longer the only thing standing in the way of Rafael Nadal reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. As of Friday, that honor goes to the No. 5, Tomas Berdych. Given the blood, sweat and tears that Nadal has expended to get back to this point...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  7. The true rivalry: Djokovic-Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Don't look now, but the big four whom everyone has been jabbering about for a couple of years now has suddenly shrunk to a big two, which is rivalry as it was meant to be in the gospel according to Pete and Andre or Chris and Martina. Just a few m...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  8. Return of the Djokovic-Nadal rivalry

    Peter Bodo

    The major theme of the past eight months in tennis went largely unnoticed and perhaps even unrecognized because of continuing uncertainty about the condition of Rafael Nadal's knees, the struggles of Andy "will he or won't he" Murray and sp...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Tennis - Long hiatus re-energizes Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    If Rafael Nadal was this good could following a knee injury, just imagine if he'd come back from a broken leg.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  11. 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
  12. So far, so good for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's match record for the year is a sterling 12-1. He has the same number of wins as No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and while one of undefeated Djokovic's wins was at a Grand Slam event, Nadal also has two titles -- and a bonus final -- on...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Tennis in search of a "cleaner" face

    Peter Bodo

    While tennis has kept a relatively "clean" image in the sporting world, that hasn't stopped its top stars from demanding a more rigorous anti-doping regimen, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  15. Australian Open - Novak Djokovic and cohorts going nowhere

    Peter Bodo

    Some things never change, or so it seems. With the top four men's seeds reaching the Aussie semis, it's going to be a long year for the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  16. Djokovic-Murray rivalry the best in the biz?

    Peter Bodo

    It took a year for the ages by Novak Djokovic and then a breakdown of Rafael Nadal's knees to wean sports fans off the rivalry between Nadal and all-time Grand Slam singles champ Roger Federer. With Nadal now sidelined and Federer still lethal b...

    Blog | January 10, 2013