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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. It's the luck of the draw

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  5. Djoker's career management

    Peter Bodo,

    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
  6. Roger's newest mentor

    Peter Bodo,

    The buzz since the start of the Estoril event has been all about Roger Federer making a positive move toward hiring a coach. He is working with former Spanish Davis Cupper Jose Higueras on a trial basis. To me, this is a more interesting issue becaus...

    Blog | Conversation | April 18, 2008
  7. Extolling Federer's commitment

    Peter Bodo,

    NEW YORK -- When Roger Federer trailed Pete Sampras 2-5 in the third set of last night's sold-out Madison Square Garden exhibition tennis match, he stood just a handful of Sampras service rockets and a few moments from sustaining a potentially devast...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2008
  8. What's in store for 2008?

    Peter Bodo,

    With the new year breathing down our necks, it's a great time to look at the year-end top 10 men and women, and comment on what 2008 might be all about for them. Men No. 1 Roger Federer: This could be the most critical year of his career, becaus...

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2007
  9. Stocking stuffers

    Peter Bodo,

    OK, it's the holiday season. Just what, exactly, do you think I could do in this space, other than a Santa to the Stars post? So here's what I would put in the stockings of some top pros: Roger Federer: A lifetime subscription to Men's Vogue. Rafa...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2007
  10. Federer's missing link

    Peter Bodo,

    As we all know, Roger Federer let it be known a few weeks ago that he is actively seeking a coach. This is kind of weird, because Roger has done a darned good job coaching himself this year, so why fire him? Is that fair? Anyway, being The Mighty Fe...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  11. Something to make you go hmmm

    Peter Bodo,

    Although tennis is the ultimate me-first sport, the achievements and statistics of individual players sometimes have overarching relevance and might even lead us to modify the way we see the entire sport. That's very much the case as Roger Federer co...

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2007
  12. Sampras still has something left

    Peter Bodo,

    Many of you noticed that Pete Sampras beat Roger Federer in the last of their three-city Asian exhibition swing (7-6 [8], 6-4) to finish 1-2, and you can hear the chant rising in some throats already: Comeback! Comeback! Comeback! Let's face it, wha...

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2007
  13. Federer the human card trick

    Peter Bodo,

    Roger Federer is a human card trick. You know, the kind where you're asked to pick a card and remember it, and then the deck is shuffled, cut, flung in the air and picked up again. Then, after you count 11 cards forward, three back, and flip the next...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2007
  14. Federer's 'accomplishments'

    Peter Bodo,

    Roger Federer clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive year Sunday, on his home turf in Basel, Switzerland, with a bloodless dissection of Finland's Jarkko Nieminen. So let's journey to the parallel universe inhabited by Federer...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  15. Grand Slam efficiency rating

    Peter Bodo,

    Discussing a loss at Wimbledon one year, Jimmy Connors famously said, "If the sun rose and set on Wimbledon, a lot of guys wouldn't have a suntan." We can now safely add, "And Pete Sampras and Roger Federer would be in an IC unit somewhere, sufferin...

    Blog | Conversation | September 14, 2007
  16. Sampras defined greatness

    Peter Bodo,

    Pete Sampras will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend, and with Wimbledon -- the tournament he won 7 times -- just concluded, it's as good a time as any to compare him to Roger Federer. After all, they seem to be engag...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2007