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  1. Spotlight on Americans at Hall of Fame

    Peter Bodo

    In recent years, the steady stream of American male tennis players descending on London in mid-June to compete at Wimbledon have been coming back a week or more before the conclusion of the event, tails between their legs, freshly strung but unused r...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. How to return a 140 mph serve? Ask Fed

    Peter Bodo

    Victoria Azarenka may be the new Novak Djokovic, but there's only one Roger Federer and I think hundreds of aspiring pro tennis players fall to their knees to give thanks for that every night. Azarenka's triumph over Maria Sharapova/a> ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  3. Tennis - Roger Federer's lesson in returning 140 mph serves

    Peter Bodo

    Some say the first thing to go for a tennis player is his superb vision. But fear not, Roger Federer is seeing the ball pretty darn well these days.

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  4. The fatal flaws of this triumvirate

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis players drop off the radar fairly quickly when they stop swinging the racket, which is the down side of the enormous amount of attention they receive when they're taking big cuts that chop down quality rivals. Case in point: the three "my...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  5. Can the Americans withstand the setbacks?

    Peter Bodo

    To most Washingtonians, they might have been mere thunderstorms sweeping through Rock Creek Park on Thursday. But for American tennis players Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and John Isner, it was a regular tsunami that swept them out of the Legg Mason Tenn...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  6. Only Wawrinka has a clear head these days

    Peter Bodo

    Tennis pros don't like working under distracting conditions any more than the rest of us do, which suggests that the upcoming clay-court Masters events and the French Grand Slam will be an interesting test of the top players' ability to focus. As ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  7. Weekend proves Davis Cup is alive and well

    Peter Bodo

    Let's assume you're new to tennis and have heard mostly negative things about the Davis Cup. You've been told that nobody cares, that the top players don't feel passionate about it, that the best-of-five-sets format (with no tiebreaker in the fif...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Serena still Serena; Federer still Federer

    Peter Bodo

    We could be wise and resist reading too much into the first week of ATP and WTA tour play for 2014, but what fun would that be? Besides, since the offseason in tennis is short, we can expect the players to be in pretty good fighting trim for the s...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  9. Federer, Serena aiming for history

    Peter Bodo

    Am I crazy, or do I really believe that 18 has become a magic number in tennis? It's not just because that's the age at which a player must play exclusively on the main tour but also because of what it represents in the great Grand Slam title quest. ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  10. If not Nadal, then who would win PoY?

    Peter Bodo

    It's the awards season in tennis, and there isn't a more coveted title than Player of the Year. It's an individual sport's answer to the Most Valuable Player award in team sports but, regrettably, it's rarely the horse race that it sometimes is in th...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. Tennis in search of a 'cleaner' face

    Peter Bodo

    There are all different kinds of "clean," and no sport covers more of the bases in that regard than tennis. When was the last time you read about a tennis player charged with DWI? When was the last time a tennis player was arrested for toting a weap...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  12. Tennis in search of a "cleaner" face

    Peter Bodo

    While tennis has kept a relatively "clean" image in the sporting world, that hasn't stopped its top stars from demanding a more rigorous anti-doping regimen, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  13. The season starts in Melbourne

    Peter Bodo

    The rash of early-round upsets of some of the top-ranked players shouldn't be cause for concern. It's just indicative that nowadays, the tennis season really begins at the Australian Open, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  14. Bernard Tomic: A prodigy gone bad

    Peter Bodo

    We've come a long way from the days when the word "prodigy" as applied to a tennis player was the equivalent of a warning label. The game has poured forth a string of ambitious, exemplary, hard-working young stars since the heydays of a tormente...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  15. Tennis - Who is your Player of Year -- Novak Djokovic, Roger Fede...

    Peter Bodo

    Yes, Novak Djokovic is your top-ranked player, but is he the Player of the Year? The World Tour Finals might decide.

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  16. 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