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  1. Federer-Nadal rivalry restored

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, it looks like they didn't name that new stadium in Madrid "The Magic Box" for nothing. It turns out the first event ever held in the joint left the capacity crowd, as well as an enormous television audience, scratching it's collective head and ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2009
  2. It's all going to work out perfectly for Federer

    Peter Bodo,

    Roger Federer will find his abandoned form in Madrid, upset Rafael Nadal in the final and head into the French Open in high gear. That's plausible -- right?

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2009
  3. Perhaps it was Roger Federer who learned a lesson

    Peter Bodo,

    Mischa Zverev gave Roger Federer all he could handle in the first set of their Italian Open encounter on Friday, and I'm sure that a number of people watching the match hoped that Federer learned something useful in the course of his 7-6 (2), 6-2 wi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2009
  4. Peter Bodo: Who wants another old-fashion whippin' from Rafael Na...

    Peter Bodo,

    Look, no one is elbowing each other out of the way to take a shot at Rafael Nadal on clay. He owns the dirt and isn't slowing down.

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2009
  5. Peter Bodo: Five imperative questions heading into the clay seaso...

    Peter Bodo,

    Five imperative questions heading into the clay season

    Blog | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  6. We have learned that we have a lot to learn

    Peter Bodo,

    The reality that Rafael Nadal might lose ground on clay, and Roger Federer's relief that the hard-court season is over: Are we in complete disarray, or what?

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  7. Interlopers threaten Nadal-Fed finals party

    Peter Bodo,

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Just as we got settled in and comfy, ready to savor the Roger Federer-versus-Rafael Nadal rivalry, a few interested parties began to bang on the door, call the land line, flood the inbox and Twitter away with an overriding messa...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  8. Was Oz Federer's last stand?

    Peter Bodo,

    It's not a good day to be Roger Federer. The immediate reason is the result of the Australian Open final, which he lost in five sets to Rafael Nadal. As anyone reading this must already know, Federer on Sunday morning stood poised to equal Pete Sampr...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  9. Masters Cup title would be Fed's perfect ending

    Peter Bodo,

    If you thought Roger Federer might follow Rafael Nadal's lead and pull out of the Tennis Master's Cup, you haven't been paying attention to the emerging narrative. Roger Federer has reached the same point Pete Sampras did shortly after he wrapped up ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2008
  10. Simon inconspicuously making his move

    Peter Bodo,

    You won't hear people talking about Gilles Simon in the hushed tones reserved for the Roger Federers and Rafael Nadals of this world, but with the battle for the year-end No. 1 pretty much decided a month ago (although Nadal didn't officially clinch ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2008
  11. Forgotten moments of the Open era

    Peter Bodo,

    The Open-era highlight reel features extraordinary moments in tennis history, including the recent Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal Wimbledon final, the 2000 Wimbledon final in which Pete Sampras shattered the all-time Grand Slam singles title record h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  12. Davis Cup good chance for Querrey

    Peter Bodo,

    Sam Querrey makes his debut as a U.S. Davis Cup player on the red clay against heavily favored Spain (led by Rafael Nadal) at the end of next week, and although this is a semifinal, the decision to play Querrey will remind some pundits of Pete Sampra...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2008
  13. Admit there's a problem, Federer

    Peter Bodo,

    On the eve of the U.S. Open, hopes are running high in New York for a rematch of the epic Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but recent events suggest that it probably won't happen. For one thing, only one player of the 10 sample...

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  14. Nadal's epic achievement

    Peter Bodo,

    What once seemed impossible, but then slowly morphed into the tenable and then became the inevitable has finally become official: Rafael Nadal has become the No. 1-ranked tennis player in the universe. In order to get there, he had to scale Mt. Fed...

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2008
  15. Spain's shining star in Beijing

    Peter Bodo,

    When I saw Rafael Nadal hit the deck after his Olympic Games semifinal win over Novak Djokovic (I gave him a nine out of 10 for that particular back flop) it occurred to me that his exuberance was caused by more than Djokovic's ugly unforced error (a...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  16. Nadal poses daunting task for Fed

    Peter Bodo,

    It's official -- Rafael Nadal will assume the No. 1 ranking Aug. 18, changing places with Roger Federer. This represents a long-term achievement for Nadal, who began his campaign to unseat the Swiss maestro from a bunker in the clay, conceding the gr...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2008