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  1. Why Goran is the super coach of the year

    Peter Bodo

    This year, super coach Stefan Edberg helped set a course that enabled his protege Roger Federer to reclaim the world No. 2 ranking. But Federer failed in his primary annual mission to win at least one Grand Slam event. Boris Becker, Edberg's caree...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Navratilova just part of coaching carousel

    Peter Bodo

    So you rose from No. 11 in the world in January to No. 3 in the WTA rankings by the end of the year, and along the way, you made a Grand Slam final in Paris. What do you do? If you're Simona Halep, you fire your coach. So you made the semifinal...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Roger Federer's doomed mission

    Peter Bodo

    A person could be forgiven for wondering why Roger Federer looked so angry when he set forth Sunday at the ATP World Tour Finals to complete what has become his Mission Improbable -- to snatch the prestigious year-end No. 1 ranking out of top-ranked ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. Get ready for Nadal-Djokovic grudge match

    Peter Bodo

    The ATP World Tour Finals won't boast a "dream final" this year (that is, a winner-take-all battle for the year-end No. 1 ranking), but it has what might be the next best thing: A spectacular grudge match between two men whose rivalry already has his...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. Pressure squarely on Roger Federer

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer has certainly earned the right not to sweat the small stuff, and when you've won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, been ranked No. 1 for more weeks (302) than anyone else in the history of the rankings and completed a career Grand ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  6. A tricky situation for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic is no longer the only thing standing in the way of Rafael Nadal reclaiming the No. 1 ranking. As of Friday, that honor goes to the No. 5, Tomas Berdych. Given the blood, sweat and tears that Nadal has expended to get back to this point...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  7. Is Roger Federer ready for desert defense?

    Peter Bodo

    Since the Australian Open, the pros have been either traipsing all over the world in quest of ranking points and cash or putting their feet up and marking time until the next big event. Now that next big event is here: the Indian Wells combined event...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. And the race for No. 1 is on

    Peter Bodo

    While most of the world has been obsessing about Rafael Nadal's left knee, the WTA has put together a pretty attention-worthy little story of its own -- the battle for the No. 1 ranking, which is up for grabs this week in Doha, Qatar. Three wom...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. The race for the top in the WTA - tennis

    Peter Bodo

    While the tennis world has been obsessing over Rafael Nadal's knee, the WTA has a pretty good race for No. 1 going in Qatar this weekend, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  10. Is Nadal's future stuck on clay?

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal seems to be at a crossroads. Does he aspire to retain the top ranking, or just live out the rest of his career as the king of clay, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  11. Robson and Janowicz made people notice

    Peter Bodo

    Laura Robson and Jerzy Janowicz made huge jumps in the rankings, and with contrasting styles, they're both poised to make a lot noise for many years to come, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  12. Can No. 1 Djokovic quell Federer?

    Peter Bodo

    Some years, we're lucky enough to get an ATP championships (now called the ATP World Tour Finals) that determines the prestigious year-end No. 1 ranking. For a while this fall, it looked as if we might get another of those years, what with Roge...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  13. Tennis - Can No. 1 Novak Djokovic quell Roger Federer at the ATP ...

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic already has secured the top ranking. But there are plenty of unknowns heading into the year-end championships.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  14. Serena Williams the real No. 1 player

    Peter Bodo

    For the third year in a row, the WTA year-end No. 1 ranking deserves a giant asterisk. In 2010 and 2011, Caroline Wozniacki, who has refined the concept of the "one-Slam wonder" into the "no-slam wonder," was the mathematical and statistical No. 1 a...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  15. Tennis - Serena Williams the real No. 1 player

    Peter Bodo

    Who hacked the rankings system anyway? After all, we all know Serena Williams is the true world No. 1 player.

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  16. The final stretch should be fun

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer started the year with hefty goals. Going into the final stretch, they both have their sights set on the year-end top ranking, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012