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  1. Predicting future tennis rivalries

    Peter Bodo

    Pete Sampras has said that tennis is at its best, most appealing, and most resonant when there's a genuine rivalry at the top of the game, and we've been lucky to live in an era of great one-on-one matchups. This goes all the way back to t...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  2. Robbery reiterates Sampras' greatness

    Peter Bodo

    Counseling criminals isn't my line of work, but I have some advice for the knuckleheads who stole the bulk of the memorabilia Pete Sampras collected during his 15-year, record-shattering career: Hump the stuff down to the local UPS store, box it...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  3. Will Annacone revive Federer's career?

    Peter Bodo

    When Roger Federer announced earlier this week that he'll be working on a trial basis with Paul Annacone, formerly the coach of Pete Sampras, any number of eyebrows shot skyward. Didn't Roger put that "Federer needs a coach" motif to rest ...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  4. The latest 'How great is Serena?' debate

    Peter Bodo

    Serena Williams hit a tipping point when she won Wimbledon a few weeks ago, much like Roger Federer did when he equaled Pete Sampras' Grand Slams singles titles record. The conversation in both instances suddenly shifted from "How good is he/she...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  5. Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal sets the record

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's Masters Series record speaks to his marvelous consistency, but let's be clear: These are not majors.

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2010
  6. Agassi broke an unwritten code

    Peter Bodo

    It's the rivalry that just keeps giving -- but not always in a good way. You may share that feeling if you saw that semi-ugly confrontation between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras at the Hit for Haiti charity exhibition at Indian Wells on Friday n...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  7. Why tennis made MSG a sports mecca

    Peter Bodo

    The Billie Jean King Cup is being played again Monday in Madison Square Garden in New York City, and in a few weeks' time, Atlantic City will host an exhibition featuring Andy Roddick, James Blake, Pete Sampras and others. This minor renaissanc...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  8. Will Agassi-Sampras competition ever end?

    Peter Bodo

    When Andre Agassi published his autobiography "Open" this fall, it added an astonishing coda not only to his career in tennis, but to his rivalry with Pete Sampras. And I'm not referring to the uncharitable comments Andre mixed in while expressi...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  9. Murray, Jankovic determined to bounce back

    Peter Bodo

    Wimbledon is a mythic tournament, the place where titans like Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, et al. create legacies and write their names large in the annals of glory. But sometimes Wimbledon is nothing less than a ...

    Blog | August 17, 2009