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  1. Federer feeling the heat

    Peter Bodo,

    Now that the grass court season is upon us, let's get down to the question on everyone's mind. And this one has been quietly knocking around in the back of peoples' minds since about the middle of the second week of Roland Garros. Will Rafael Nadal, ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2008
  2. U.S. missing the boat

    Peter Bodo,

    I just returned from a family vacation to the Central American nation of Costa Rica, a nation whose highest-ranking player on the ATP computer is Juan Antonio Marin (hi, Juan!), at No. 1135. At noon one day, I walked into the bar of our hotel at Pl...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2008
  3. Grand Slam efficiency rating

    Peter Bodo,

    Discussing a loss at Wimbledon one year, Jimmy Connors famously said, "If the sun rose and set on Wimbledon, a lot of guys wouldn't have a suntan." We can now safely add, "And Pete Sampras and Roger Federer would be in an IC unit somewhere, sufferin...

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2007
  4. Serena set for second Slam?

    Peter Bodo,

    Serena Williams suffered a surprising loss last week to Patty Schnyder in one of the final, critical warm-up events for the French Open. Uh-oh. We remember what happened the last time Serena suffered a similar fate on the eve of a major: It was rough...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2007
  5. Take notice of Davis Cup

    Peter Bodo,

    It's Davis Cup weekend, and the most compelling Davis Cup matchup in a long time -- Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer, on the Swiss World No. 1's home court -- is not even going to happen. This matters not one bit to millions of tennis fans worldwide, a...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  6. A force of nature

    Peter Bodo,

    MELBOURNE, Australia -- When Venus and Serena Williams first began to win tennis matches on the pro tour, they instantly became one of the great sports stories of our era; I'll spare you the biographical details, because you'd have to have been livin...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2007
  7. Evolution of court speed

    Peter Bodo,

    There are all kinds of percolating issues on the eve of the Australian Open, although one of the bigger ones went away yesterday when Venus Williams formally withdrew from the tournament because of lingering problems with her right wrist. But the thi...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2007
  8. Give me a (bathroom) break!

    Peter Bodo,

    I originally was going to write a post on the three best matches of 2006, but how many more times can we rehash the epic toga party in Rome, at which Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer? Dude, the year belonged to Federer, why keep harping on one of...

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2006
  9. The great GOAT divide

    Peter Bodo,

    It's late on Election Day as I write this, so it seems as good a time as any to explore tennis' very own Great Divide -- the one between thundering Pete Sampras, hailed just a few short years as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), and the silken Swiss, ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2006