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  1. 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
  2. Venus Williams back in the spotlight

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer finally restored order to men's tennis after a wild 10-day shootout in the California desert, while the women left Indian Wells in a more chaotic state than when they arrived. But there will be a new sheriff in town i...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The best days of Roger Federer's life?

    Peter Bodo

    If you didn't know better, you might be convinced that these are the best days of Roger Federer's life. The way he's been telling it, winning 17 Grand Slam titles is nice, but how can you compare it with the fun of trying a new racket? Being the ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Why park the Ferrari in the garage?

    Peter Bodo

    The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek made history in the Davis Cup final Sunday, becoming the first player to win consecutive live fifth-set rubbers in Davis Cup finals. The question many people will be debating over the coming days is, "Should Serbia...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  12. More exhibition than Armageddon?

    Peter Bodo

    It isn't supposed to end this way. The World Tour Finals was conceived to finish things, settle arguments and determine a crystal-clear pecking order dictated by a big computer humming away in some climate-controlled basement. It's designed to produc...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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