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  1. Rafa not ready to give up his castle

    Peter Bodo

    You have to hand it to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. After a few weeks, you had to wonder whether either of them was even capable of making the French Open final, never mind meeting his counterpart. But they resurrected the narrative, and once aga...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Questions aplenty for Rafa and cohorts

    Peter Bodo

    The way things are shaping up in Rome, a lot of quality pros will spend less time during this next, quiet week kicking back and enjoying Paris than obsessing about whether to make those reservations for the Tour d'Argent on the early or late side. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. What Rome means to the French Open

    Richard Pagliaro

    Rome is the red clay test track where Rafael Nadal finds his stride tuning up for annual Roland Garros title runs. Clay-court tennis "requires the speed of a sprinter, sharp off the blocks, and the stamina of a marathon runner. You stop, start, st...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Nothing new in Rafas dominance over Fed

    Peter Bodo

    It seemed just like old times again in Rome on Sunday: Roger versus Rafa in a big final -- in fact, it was their first clash in a Grand Slam or Masters 1000 final since the championship match of the French Open way back in 2011. This is your basic...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. Tennis - Americans respond to Ivan Ljubicic's war of words at th...

    Kamakshi Tandon

    So how about them fightin' words from Ivan Ljubicic, who said the Americans are running scared from the European clay? Let's just say the U.S. contingent didn't take it too kindly.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  6. Tennis - Can Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal exact revenge at the Ro...

    Ravi Ubha

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal left Madrid feeling blue. But now it's on to the red clay of Rome, where they'll look to rebound.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  7. Australian legend Ken Rosewall taken ill in Rome

    The Italian tennis federation says Australian tennis great Ken Rosewall has been admitted to the stroke ward of a Rome hospital after falling ill while attending the Rome Masters.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  8. The streak that keeps on giving

    Matt Wilansky,

    Trying to coin new and unique superlatives that do justice to Novak Djokovic's streak, which is now up to 39 and counting after his title at the Rome Masters, gets harder by the day. What else we can say about a player who not only resurrected h...

    Blog | May 15, 2011
  9. Novak Djokovic tops Rafael Nadal in Rome Masters final, pushes 20...

    Novak Djokovic extended his recent mastery over top-ranked Rafael Nadal with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the Italian Open final Sunday that stretched the Serb's unbeaten start this year to 37 matches.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  10. Believe in the man behind the streak, Novak Djokovic - Tennis

    Ravi Ubha

    Hey, Novak Djokovic detractors, you think he can win the French Open now? Thirty-nine wins and counting does mean something.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2011
  11. Clarifying today's defining tennis rivalry

    Peter Bodo

    Roger Federer lost to Richard Gasquet at the Rome Masters on Thursday, and it adds a little more impetus to the theory that we've been focusing on the wrong rivalry in ATP tennis these days. Not that Federer-Rafael Nadal hasn't been terrifi...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  12. Caroline Wozniacki attempts to stop recent woes - Tennis

    Ravi Ubha

    Victoria Azarenka's secret to success is not complicated. She's happy on -- and off -- the court. That's trouble for her opponents at the Rome Masters.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  13. Rafael Nadal seeks to avenge Madrid loss - Tennis

    Ravi Ubha

    Rafael Nadal showed he can be vulnerable on clay, but that doesn't mean he won't paste the field in Rome.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  14. Hip KOs Juan Martin del Potro in Madrid Open; French Open in doub...

    Juan Martin del Potro withdrew from the Madrid Open on Thursday with an injury that could force him to miss the French Open.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  15. Critical juncture for German Open, ATP

    Peter Bodo

    You all remember that the Hamburg Masters event, which traditionally followed the Rome Masters tournament, was elbowed out of the calendar two years ago to make room for the new dual event in Madrid. The German tennis federation, which owned and ope...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  16. Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams advance to semifinal...

    Lucie Safarova reached the semifinals of the Madrid Masters on Friday with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Nadia Petrova.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2010