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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Ain't gonna happen at the French Open

    Peter Bodo

    Grand Slam events never go as expected; we all know that. Your odds of predicting all the brackets might be slightly better than those you faced filling in your NCAA basketball tournament bracket with a trembling hand (it was visions of Warren Buffet...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Indian Wells crowns up for grabs

    Peter Bodo

    The most refreshing thing about the Indian Wells tournament that is taking place in the California desert is that both titles appear to be up for grabs in a way they haven't been for a long time, particularly on the ATP side of the pro fence. Now ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  5. The anticlimactic year-end champs

    Peter Bodo

    I mean this with no disrespect to the good people of Istanbul or those who will enjoy attending the WTA Championships there in a few weeks' time. For the past two years, the tournament has been a success in terms of organization, attendance and a com...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  6. Isner, Serena ready for US Open

    Peter Bodo

    There was poignancy about the results in the final major warm-up tournament for the US Open, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Each singles final featured an American, and both of the U.S. players lost. ATP No. 22 John Isner lost the men's f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  7. All eyes on the return of the big four

    Peter Bodo

    Right about now, the typical ATP journeyman is taking a deep breath and trying to swallow as he contemplates the fact that the party is over. After a month during which the ATP presented 10 tournaments without anyone mentioning Novak Djokovic, Rafael...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. Looking beyond Rafa at Roland Garros

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal's proficiency on clay has been so persuasive, so overwhelming, so inarguable, that asking if he has a shot at winning a mind-boggling eighth French Open (in nine attempts) can hardly be called a storyline heading into the tournament. So ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  9. Tough feat ahead for Rafael Nadal

    Peter Bodo

    With top-seeded David Ferrer out of the way, victim of a first-round upset at the hands of Dmitry Tursunov, there's a fair chance that the No. 2 seed will have a good shot at winning the Barcelona ATP 500 tournament. Of course, I'm talking ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Let's make it an exhibition

    Peter Bodo

    The other day, I speculated in print about who might get the two wild cards in the eight-player field of the upcoming WTA "Tournament of Champions" in Sofia, Bulgaria, unaware that the berths already had been doled out. My bad for missing that not-s...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Tournament of Champions is losing credibility

    Peter Bodo

    By handing a wild card entry to a player who hasn't won a tournament this year based only on her hometown appeal, the WTA is shooting the year-end Tournament of Champions' credibility in the foot, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  12. The final stretch should be fun

    Peter Bodo

    "It is still open, the No. 1 spot of the world," ATP no. 2 Novak Djokovic said shortly before he began his current Asian swing at the China Open. "Obviously I will try to dedicate myself and focus on every tournament that I play. ... I will try to no...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  13. The final stretch should be fun

    Peter Bodo

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer started the year with hefty goals. Going into the final stretch, they both have their sights set on the year-end top ranking, Peter Bodo writes.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  14. Potentially hazardous matches for seeds

    Peter Bodo

    Ever notice that whenever the draw gods have spoken to determine the matchups in any given tournament, pundits fall all over themselves to find the name David Nalbandian, then proceed to proclaim that any high seed anywhere near him may be doomed? T...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  15. Tennis - Potentially hazardous matches for seeds

    Peter Bodo

    Here are the dark horses (hello, two-time champ Venus Williams) who could wreak havoc.

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2012
  16. Djoker needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat

    Peter Bodo

    Rafael Nadal, the defending and six-time French Open champion, has lost just 35 games in six matches in the tournament thus far. The fact that top-seeded and No. 1 ranked Novak Djokovic lost 11 more in just the two matches preceding his semifinal win...

    Blog | June 09, 2012