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  1. Roger Federer's sudden national service

    Peter Bodo

    Until Wednesday, the first round of Davis Cup World Group play shaped up as a low-key spectacle. Andy Murray, the most junior member of tennis' suddenly beleaguered Big Four, was the only member of the quartet who volunteered to do national service. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. Why park the Ferrari in the garage?

    Peter Bodo

    The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek made history in the Davis Cup final Sunday, becoming the first player to win consecutive live fifth-set rubbers in Davis Cup finals. The question many people will be debating over the coming days is, "Should Serbia...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  3. U.S. game plan went up in smoke

    Peter Bodo

    Once again, a Davis Cup truism kicked in and played an outsized role in determining the outcome of a tie -- in this case, the clash of the U.S. and Serbia in Boise, Idaho, this weekend. The motto? Beware the doubles. Going into the tie, the skinny w...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. Tennis - Tough but not impossible task for U.S. in Davis Cup vers...

    Peter Bodo

    Sam Querrey and Jon Isner have had their share of doldrums lately, and now they face Novak Djokovic and Serbia in Davis Cup. Can they pull off the upset?

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  5. Davis Cup win could help Nadal regroup for 2012

    Peter Bodo

    Last year at this time -- meaning Davis Cup finals time -- Novak Djokovic was still one small step away from parity with No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Roger Federer. By the end of the weekend, during which Djokovic led suddenly tennis-mad Serbia to it...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  6. You can knock Rafa down -- but not for long

    Peter Bodo

    Defending champ Serbia has been knocked out of the Davis Cup semis, partly because of the workload placed in recent months on the squad's star and leader, Novak Djokovic. In a spectacular example of bad timing, Djokovic was expected to bounce ba...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  7. Real test begins for Novak Djokovic

    Peter Bodo

    Shortly after winning his semifinal match in the Serbia Open, Spanish slasher Feliciano Lopez said of his pending final against ATP No. 2 Novak Djokovic: "I am happy to be here; I've played well the whole week. Novak has not lost a match this ye...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  8. Novak Djokovic's career-defining moment

    Peter Bodo

    Serbia joined the elite group of nations that have won the Davis Cup, just five years after making its debut in the competition. (Feel free to figure out Balkan states politics on your own.) And if you think Davis Cup is irrelevant or must be reinven...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  9. Memo to Serbs: Just breathe

    Peter Bodo

    Looking ahead to this weekend's Davis Cup final between France and Serbia, Novak Djokovic said, "This is the biggest occasion of our lives," whereupon his teammate Janko Tipsarevic rushed home and told his new bride: "Oh, you know that Novak, he...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  10. Novak Djokovic no longer a lost soul

    Peter Bodo

    As the hard-court season in the U.S. was about to get under way last July, Novak Djokovic was a player adrift -- lost in the fun house, according to one theory. If you came from Serbia the bar for stardom in tennis was set pretty low. And once you cl...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  11. Davis Cup tie a must-win for U.S.

    Peter Bodo

    While all eyes are on the Davis Cup World Group semifinals, being fought out starting today in France and Serbia, the U.S. team is playing a tie that may be second to the final in significance and potential repercussions. A green American squad led ...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  12. Can U.S. blunt Serbian attack?

    Peter Bodo

    U.S. Davis Cup hopes for 2010 seemed doomed when Andy Roddick and James Blake, the two stalwart singles players on captain Pat McEnroe's squad for nearly a decade, declared they wouldn't play in the upcoming tie against Serbia. But slim-to-...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  13. Lights will only shine brighter for Serbia's Ivanovic, Jankovic

    Peter Bodo

    Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic should get used to fame and its peculiarities. There's no escaping the kind that they'll continue to earn in the years to come, as they travel the world putting a new face on their tiny homeland.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2007