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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. Everything you need to know about Wimbledon's new roof

    Peter Bodo,

    I'm not certain about many things in this world, but this I know for sure: This Sunday, the skies over London will be piercing blue, without a cloud on the horizon. That's because Sunday is the day Wimbledon unveils and tests the new, retractable roo...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  3. Richard Gasquet continues to screw up his career

    Peter Bodo,

    If you've followed Richard Gasquet's career at all closely, you've probably spent the past few years wondering just how many ways a guy can screw up a promising career. Gasquet had enough natural talent to earn the nickname "Baby Federer" after he f...

    Blog | Conversation | May 11, 2009
  4. Serena Williams having trouble backing up boasts

    Peter Bodo,

    Just a few days ago in Rome, Serena Williams told us that she's the best player in the world. We all know who the real No. 1 is, Williams said, before playing just her second match on clay this year. Quite frankly, she said, I'm the best in the world...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2009
  5. 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
  6. Roddick's big gamble

    Peter Bodo,

    It's always a pleasure talking with or listening to Andy Roddick; he's got that Nebraska boy's penchant for common sense combined with a quick, sharp mind and a streak of compulsive honesty. In a tangential comment made during a conference call the o...

    Blog | Conversation | July 21, 2008
  7. Don't let the rankings fool you

    Peter Bodo,

    If you dared to compare tennis to NASCAR, a certain kind of tennis fan would swoon and you'd have to catch him before he hit the ground (on second thought ... ). But I often find it useful to think of the year in those terms. It's a race, no doubt...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2008
  8. Time for the little people

    Peter Bodo,

    So, is this going to be the start of something big for Alize Cornet? How about for Victor Hanescu, Juan del Potro or Sara Errani? All of those obscure players (and a few others) won tournaments on Sunday, although you wouldn't necessarily know it if ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2008
  9. Olympic tennis has it's own challenges and rewards

    Peter Bodo,

    The Olympic Games tennis event is a glorious oddity. To most of the players, especially the ones from smaller nations, Olympic gold is the Grail. The "national hero" status that comes along with a medal performance ensures that, for the majority of t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2008
  10. Nadal shows courage

    Peter Bodo,

    It was, conceivably, the most well-earned breakthrough tournament we've seen in the Open era, and the accolades and rewards were commensurate with the achievement. John McEnroe and Bud Collins both called it the best tennis match they'd ever seen at ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2008
  11. Karma on Nadal's side

    Peter Bodo,

    So here's the weird thing: Roger Federer is the five-time defending champion at Wimbledon. He hasn't lost a set here, yet sentiment is running as high as 70-30 that Rafael Nadal will dethrone him and become the first man to complete a Channel Slam (w...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2008
  12. Three reasons Venus will win

    Peter Bodo,

    It's time to lay to rest the idea that Venus and Serena Williams are either unable or unwilling to produce a no-holds-barred, drag-out-every-cliché barn burner of a match when they play each other. For one thing, they're no longer laboring wit...

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2008
  13. Plenty to win, and lose, at Wimbledon

    Peter Bodo,

    My buddy Steve Tignor here at traditionally engages in "bracketology," which is the (inexact) science (to say the least) of analyzing draw sheets. I confess that I have zippo interest in bracketology, although I understand and appreciate i...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2008
  14. The Djokovic dynamic

    Peter Bodo,

    Being the third wheel is usually an uncomfortable role; it can be downright humiliating (think: dating). But it suits Novak Djokovic just fine -- and it's great for the game of tennis. Since the Spring Masters events of last year, Djokovic has merri...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2008
  15. 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
  16. Parity versus mediocrity?

    Peter Bodo,

    Baby boomer fans of tennis, spawned during the glory days of growth in the 1970s and '80s, grew up reading Superman comics. Thus, they might nod knowingly if they heard the just concluded French Open described as the triumph of "bizarro world." Ove...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2008