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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. Tennis' version of Santas and superstars

    Peter Bodo

    It has been a terrific year for the tennis coaching industry. It isn't just that so many coaches found gainful employment; it's also because the dignity of the profession -- never a guaranteed thing -- was greatly enhanced by the dramatic increase in...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  3. Serena Williams, Kei Nishikori are POYs

    Peter Bodo

    In some years, the players of the year are those who clearly dominated the playing field. Think Roger Federer in 2006, Novak Djokovic in 2011, or Serena Williams almost any time (on the Mayan as well as Gregorian calendars). This year, my choices...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  4. Another link in Roger Federer's legacy

    Peter Bodo

    As they like to say, there is no "I" in the word "team." But there is one in "Davis Cup team," and that factor -- the artful combination of individual performance and team destiny -- is but one of the things that makes this such a great event. Tha...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  5. The Roger Federer-Stan Wawrinka beef

    Peter Bodo

    File this one under the heading, "Extreme Irony." Is it possible that Roger Federer's attempt to add a Davis Cup championship to a résumé that demands appended pages on an almost weekly basis will be wrecked by his teammate and friend, Stan...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. Roger Federer's withdrawal a good thing

    Peter Bodo

    As befitting a major final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, a number of records were broken by Sunday's championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals. Unfortunately, all of them were of the wrong or undesirable kind. Roger Federer withd...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Novak Djokovic's job only half done

    Peter Bodo

    Playing the role of the man in black in the sport famous for its fixation on "tennis whites" suits ... Novak Djokovic. Wearing black above and below the waist, the top-seed at the ATP World Tour Finals has gone about his business with a chilling effici...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  8. Federer beats Murray in stunning fashion

    Peter Bodo

    The gap between the sublime and the ridiculous is usually enormous, but Roger Federer leaped across it Thursday with ease at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. He destroyed resurgent Andy Murray's hopes of capping his recent revival with a win in t...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. Federer reminds us why we need Rafa

    Peter Bodo

    The O2 Arena is rapidly becoming "Oh no!" stadium as the ATP World Tour Finals teeter on the brink of becoming a carnival of blowouts. With five matches logged by late afternoon Tuesday in London, the most pertinent prematch question has become, "Is ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Why Andy Murray went rogue

    Peter Bodo

    If you were looking for a hero during the ATP's post-US Open fall swing, you had a surprising number of choices: There was Kei Nishikori, backing up his exceptional US Open by qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. How about Roger Federer, piecing...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  12. Roger Federer's Davis Cup challenge

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer is learning that you may be the all-time Grand Slam champion, a distinguished 33-year-old ambassador for the game, a friend of Michael Jordan and Anna Wintour, and a guy with some hefty hotel bills, considering his two sets of twins, bu...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  13. Federer motivated to get Davis Cup win

    Peter Bodo

    Give credit to US Open men's singles finalist Kei Nishikori and champion Marin Cilic, but you just know top-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 seed Roger Federer were bummed out about the lost opportunity to win a major without having to go through Rafa...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  14. It's all about Roger and Serena again

    Peter Bodo

    As the summer hard-court events got underway, the odds that the players going into the US Open with the greatest head of steam would be Roger Federer and Serena Williams didn't seem very good. Now, with the last of the big hard-court tuneups conclude...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  15. The man behind Roger Federers success

    Peter Bodo

    In 1992, Stefan Edberg played Michael Chang in the semifinals of the US Open, in what would become the longest match at the tournament since such records have been kept. Edberg won in an excruciating five hours and 26 minutes, after attacking the net...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  16. How much does Cincinnati matter?

    Peter Bodo

    The promoters of the Cincinnati Masters are going to be hard put to top the show the ATP and WTA put on in Toronto and Montreal, respectively, last week during the Canadian Open. Each tournament was like a jack-in-the-box; you just never knew when a ...

    Blog | August 11, 2014