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  1. Federer-Nadal rivalry restored

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    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. It's all going to work out perfectly for Federer

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    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
  3. Karma on Nadal's side

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    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
  4. Federer feeling the heat

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    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
  5. It's the luck of the draw

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    They don't make draws like they used to, and that's a real shame as we sit here asking ourselves the same question: Who's going to get Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Back in the day -- actually, officials couldn't p...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  6. Bad case of spring fever for WTA

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Among other things, the weekend festivities that ushered in the calm before the Roland Garros storm served up a vivid snapshot of where the ATP and WTA are as institutions. In Hamburg, Germany, Rafael Nadal survived another gut-wrencher to snatch a t...

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2008
  7. Djoker's career management

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    I can give you a dozen reasons Novak Djokovic will be a multiple Grand Slam champion and something that Rafael Nadal currently is not -- an all-seasons, all-surfaces threat to Roger Federer. But one of the least acknowledged and most convincing of hi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2008
  8. It's been a cold spring for the WTA

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Welcome to spring. The birds are chirping, the daffodils are blooming, Rafael Nadal is opening his red-clay can of whup-ass left and right, and the WTA has happily sailed off into the Bermuda Triangle. Have you noticed? Or does the headline, "Medina...

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  9. Dream quarterfinals

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    There are lots of reasons to love Rafael Nadal, but the undisputed king of them all is his pure competitive drive. That feature is currently on display in Monte Carlo, where Nadal is about to face a clay-court litmus test in the form of his Spanish c...

    Blog | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  10. David is goliath

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Argentina's David Nalbandian beat Rafael Nadal in the Paris Masters final Sunday, adding another chapter to a saga to which you can't do justice with simple adjectives like "improbable," "unlikely," "coincidental" or "outlandish." This is crazy! In...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2007
  11. Let's talk about Rafa

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    OK, this is the peak of the grass-court season, and we're not supposed to be thinking or talking about Rafael Nadal, who owns the European spring, right? After all, he's just about all we've discussed for the past three months, and this is Wimbledon ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2007
  12. Second half preview

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin, with her newly streamlined name, are once again the reigning champions on the red clay of Roland Garros, and between them they are as formidable a duo as Chris Evert and Bjorn Borg once were. It doesn't make much sense...

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2007
  13. The king of clay

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Rafael Nadal rides onto the dusty fields of red clay astride a gaudy 62-match winning streak that, his fans have every right to assume, is not in imminent danger. Nadal won all 26 matches he played on clay last year, and if he had played 24 more he p...

    Blog | Conversation | April 13, 2007
  14. Pasta strings

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    Coming off a hard-court swing in which Rafael Nadal won a Masters Series title (the Pacific Life Open) and reached the quarterfinals at another (the Sony Ericsson Open), the critical question looming as the European clay circuit gets under way in a w...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2007
  15. Nadal ends drought in desert

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- You don't really go to the desert to get relief from a drought, but that's exactly what Rafael Nadal did at the Pacific Life Open here in the shadows of the Santa Rosa mountains. It had been eight months since Nadal last won a...

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2007
  16. Take notice of Davis Cup

    Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

    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