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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Extolling Federer's commitment

    Peter Bodo,

    NEW YORK -- When Roger Federer trailed Pete Sampras 2-5 in the third set of last night's sold-out Madison Square Garden exhibition tennis match, he stood just a handful of Sampras service rockets and a few moments from sustaining a potentially devast...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2008
  4. Sampras still has something left

    Peter Bodo,

    Many of you noticed that Pete Sampras beat Roger Federer in the last of their three-city Asian exhibition swing (7-6 [8], 6-4) to finish 1-2, and you can hear the chant rising in some throats already: Comeback! Comeback! Comeback! Let's face it, wha...

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2007
  5. 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
  6. Sampras defined greatness

    Peter Bodo,

    Pete Sampras will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend, and with Wimbledon -- the tournament he won 7 times -- just concluded, it's as good a time as any to compare him to Roger Federer. After all, they seem to be engag...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2007
  7. Who wins, and why, on grass

    Peter Bodo,

    Back in the day, the men would stagger and lurch into London after Roland Garros and, in panic mode, start making significant changes in the way they thought about the game as well as the actual way they played it. Pete Sampras changed all that, with...

    Blog | Conversation | June 18, 2007
  8. Clijsters calls it quits ... finally!

    Peter Bodo,

    It was a great weekend it was for the warrior athletes. Pete Sampras played an authentic, prize-money tournament for the first time since he won the U.S. Open of 2002 (thereby establishing a new Grand Slam singles title record of 14), and he looked a...

    Blog | Conversation | May 07, 2007
  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