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  1. Everything you need to know about Wimbledon's new roof

    Peter Bodo,

    I'm not certain about many things in this world, but this I know for sure: This Sunday, the skies over London will be piercing blue, without a cloud on the horizon. That's because Sunday is the day Wimbledon unveils and tests the new, retractable roo...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2009
  2. Forgotten moments of the Open era

    Peter Bodo,

    The Open-era highlight reel features extraordinary moments in tennis history, including the recent Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal Wimbledon final, the 2000 Wimbledon final in which Pete Sampras shattered the all-time Grand Slam singles title record h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  3. Admit there's a problem, Federer

    Peter Bodo,

    On the eve of the U.S. Open, hopes are running high in New York for a rematch of the epic Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but recent events suggest that it probably won't happen. For one thing, only one player of the 10 sample...

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2008
  4. 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
  5. Plenty to win, and lose, at Wimbledon

    Peter Bodo,

    My buddy Steve Tignor here at traditionally engages in "bracketology," which is the (inexact) science (to say the least) of analyzing draw sheets. I confess that I have zippo interest in bracketology, although I understand and appreciate i...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2008
  6. Crazy to think Federer can win

    Peter Bodo,

    On Sunday, the same two men clash for a Grand Slam title for the third consecutive year for just the second time in the Open era -- the other occasion being the three straight Wimbledon finals fought out by Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker. But the gr...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2008
  7. Freaky Slam

    Peter Bodo,

    Wimbledon is the traditional Grand Slam event, Roland Garros is the iron (wo)man major and the U.S. Open is the grueling jewel in the lineup. That leaves the upcoming Australian Open, which is the freaky Slam. The tournament took a quantum leap when...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2008
  8. Better late than never

    Peter Bodo,

    Well, unless somebody snuck a gift-wrapped Oscar statuette under Serena Williams' tree, or stuffed a Wimbledon trophy into Justine Henin's stocking, we know which female tennis pro got the best Christmas present of all this year: Evonne Goolagong Caw...

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2007
  9. Russians deliver for home fans

    Peter Bodo,

    If the tournament directors of Australian Open, Roland Garros or Wimbledon were watching the Kremlin Cup finals Sunday, you just know they were scratching (or banging) their heads, asking, "Why can't that be me?" Elena Dementieva and Nikolay Davyde...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2007
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Factors for Flushing Meadow

    Peter Bodo,

    After Sunday's epic Wimbledon final, the picture for the U.S. Open Series, culminating with America's Grand Slam, has suddenly jumped into sharper focus. Here are some of the themes that, having been established at Wimbledon, will mature into full na...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2007
  13. Djokovic ready for Big Dawgs?

    Peter Bodo,

    Novak Djokovic played like he had a point to prove against Lleyton Hewitt today, although it may have been the wrong point. Djokovic banged out a 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win, playing mostly from the baseline on Wimbledon's spongy, slick turf. Sometime bet...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2007
  14. Let's talk about Rafa

    Peter Bodo,

    OK, this is the peak of the grass-court season, and we're not supposed to be thinking or talking about Rafael Nadal, who owns the European spring, right? After all, he's just about all we've discussed for the past three months, and this is Wimbledon ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2007
  15. Few, if any, obstacles for Henin

    Peter Bodo,

    Wimbledon will cough up a number of compelling stories on the women's side next week. In some ways, this is shaping up as Venus Williams' last stand; she's been in five finals, and has won the title three times, but she's tailing off conspicuously, a...

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2007
  16. Tennis first for Sharapova

    Peter Bodo,

    Maria Sharapova has the Anna Kournikova problem, and I'm not talking about the stigma of never having won a singles title on the WTA Tour, either. "Shrieky," you've noticed, has won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and she's ranked No. 1 in the world. The...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2007