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Internet tennis columnist for Tennis.com
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by Pete Bodo On Friday, we looked at the eight wild cards in the men's U.S. Open draw. Today, we'll check out the elite eight women who earned—or conspired to secure by some other means—a free pass into Flushing Meadows.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo For some strange reason, I've always looked forward to the announcements of the wild cards before a Grand Slam event. The nominations are sometimes controversial, but almost always intriguing. The reciprocity agreements between the USTA and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo The Cincinnati tournament just doesn't feel like the familiar, county fair-like event it has become with Andy Roddick out of the draw. Born in Nebraska, raised mostly in Florida, now living in funky Austin, Texas, Roddick has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Bobby Chintapalli MASON, OHIO — Today’s practice schedule shows Radek Stepanek is hitting with Viktor Troicki, but it doesn’t show why. If the practice schedule tells half the story, the draw tells much of the rest, with the order... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo This ought to have been a great year for Rafael Nadal, but now that he's pulled out of the U.S. Open in order to rest and rehabilitate his knees (he has chronic tendinitis in both of them)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Suddenly, Canada is cool. Okay, so it's always cool, literally speaking; our friendly northern neighbors keep it that way so they can continue to excel in hockey and win every danged walleye and pike ice-fishing contest you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Bobby Chintapalli MASON, OHIO — Monday kicked off the women’s first round at the Western & Southern Open. (Tuesday brings with it 41 matches, including six second-round matches.) The tournament also held the WTA All Access Hour, where all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo I suppose we could call this the post-Olympics ATW, as the Games ended just yesterday. I was away camping in the Adirondacks with the family a good part of last week, and I've been in the country... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Bobby Chintapalli MASON, OHIO — Sunday was a good day to be out on the practice courts of the Western & Southern Open. It’s one of five tournaments outside the majors that simultaneously hosts top-tier ATP and WTA events,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo The U.S. Open looks like the laggard among the Grand Slams these days because it has no roofed stadium to ensure that at least some tennis is played every day, and to top it off USTA officials... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo It looks like 2012 may go down as the year when the tennis at the Olympics hit the tipping point. By the time it was over, very few critics could voice complaints about the level of commitment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo It was supposed to happen just like this, only one month earlier. One month earlier in any number of recent years, and you could argue it might even go as far back as those painful Tim Henman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Good mornin'. I'll be covering and posting on the Olympic tennis finals today, but I wanted to make sure you all had a place to gather and jaw about the matches before, during, and after they play out. Easy Ed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Well, the days and matches are dwindling down to a precious few, and the thumbs up/thumbs down meme is beginning to outlive its usefulness. That's okay, because this was to be the last day for that approach... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo It occurred to me about halfway through the schedule at Wimbledon today that if this were to be one of those familiar, topsy-turvy events of Olympiads past, this would have to be the day of the bloodbath.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo For some reason, my index finger keeps wanting to type the letter s. . .s . . s. . ., over and over. Lots of interesting words begin with "s," including "serve," which for our purposes can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo The gods of thunder and lightning were kind to tennis today, and with so many matches on the schedule, the action was fast and furious, from the 11:30 start time until dusk settled over the heavily trodden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo It was a classic Grand Slam-style moment, available only to television viewers but memorable nonetheless. Out on Centre Court at the All England Club, in a first-round Olympics match, Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci was giving as good as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo As the Olympic tennis event began today, the panaromic view of Wimbledon's field courts, with the stadium in the distance, reminded me of one of those old and to me always stupendously uninteresting prints of Victorian gentlemen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo I could hear Boris Becker bellowing from three courts over, and I knew by the nature of his howlings that things were getting ugly out there. So I made my way over and elbowed through the crowd... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Yesterday we looked at some of the men who will embark on their quest for Olympic gold with the right to be confident—or with legitimate fears based on recent or long-term history. Today, we'll look at who's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Even as the excitement builds toward the tennis event at the upcoming London Olympics—and I'm as caught up in it as anyone—I still haven't gotten over the question posed way back in the 1980s: Does tennis really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Given the historically unpredictable nature of the men's singles event at the Olympics, it's borderline crazy to take informed guessses at how things will shake out. After all, Roger Federer—the man most spectators and pundits would name... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo Afternoon, everyone. It's time to take a quick trip around the tennis world and check the news of the past week. We'll go the thumbs up/thumbs down route this time. The pending Olympic games have not had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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by Pete Bodo The other day, we looked at three ATP players who are not in the very top rank of men's pros, but who could each make his career breakthrough at the London Olympic Games, which are just a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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