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Can you believe Peter Bodo gets paid to write about tennis?!

Without hyperbole, Peter Bodo has today published the most ridiculous column I have ever read on the sport of tennis. His column begins with the absurd premise that he can forecast how far last year's quarterfinalists will go this year, using some arbitrary 1-10 ranking system. Here's where it delves into a new kind of awful and unprofessional, though:

"3. Na Li (losing semifinalist) - She's in resurgence, and I've always liked her game on hard courts. The seedings may not uphold this, but she gets a 5."

8. Tatiana Golovin (losing quarterfinalist) - Those nagging injuries, combined with a history of inconsistency at the best of times, makes it hard to bank on her. She will get to a significant quarterfinal this year, but not at Indian Wells. Stick her with a 2."

Yes, here it is days after both ladies have withdrawn and Bodo is still under the assumption that they both are playing. How pathetic is it that this man, who commands likely a fairly hefty salary to write about tennis, cannot even keep up with the news. Sure, he cannot analyze, research or lend any first-hand experience either. But at the very least, at the absolute bare minimum, if you dare to call yourself a tennis writer and expect others to patronize you or your employers, KEEP UP WITH THE NEWS. We're not exactly talking about two very obscure players withdrawing either, quite the opposite. The rest of the article is junk as well.

"6. Nicole Vaidisova (losing quarterfinalist) - With a so-so field (no Justine Henin or Williams sisters), Nicole is a lock with a 10."
That's right, there is literally no chance on earth that she could lose before then. None. Hear that Tamira, do not even bother showing up.

"7. Vera Zvonareva (losing quarterfinalist)- She's 13-4 this year, and made the Doha final. What's she gonna do, lose to Michaella Krajicek? She gets an 8."
Yes, Krajicek beating Zvonareva would be the biggest upset since David over Goliath (or maybe the Giants over the Patriots). Hey Peter, if you are so confident that these things are going to happen, I imagine you'll put your money where your mouth is and bet the mortgage on both of these ladies, right?

Still, nothing compares to the fact that a man paid to write about tennis simply does not bother to keep up with tennis. There are so many people on this forum who would love to trade places with Bodo. How lucky is he or anyone to have the ability to write about the sport for a living, to travel the world pro bono, to get to know these players even just a little. With that blessing should come some sense of responsibility and pride in your work. Sadly, Bodo has none.

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Isn't this the guy who openly accused Nadal of doping without having any evidence?

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Disgraceful.

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I remember reading some of his articles a few times and was thinking the same thing you are.
The man is ridiculous sometimes.
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What do you expect with a name like Bodo?
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This guy is proud to do no homework and come across like an uninformed fool.

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Bodo didn't bother to check the draw. He seems to think that both Zvonareva and Vaidisova will reach the QF, which is a logical impossibility.

But Tignor is even better. Some of his vintage "ugly american" stuff, demeaning Nalbandian and Davydenko, claiming the All-American Battle of the Mugs Spadea vs Ginepri is "a match to watch", disparaging the Jankovic/Bartoli 1/4 because it has too many outlandish names in it, and so on. But he leaves the real howler for the end, when he has Jankovic beating Ivanovic in the SF. Jankovic wouldn't beat Ivanovic even if Ivanovic was playing blindfolded and left-handed.

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Its pity to see columnist who gets paid but not really doing their homework.

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Bozo beeing unprofessional? what's new? He should stick to sucking up to Sampras.

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Hear that Tamira, do not even bother showing up.
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I don't get his ranking system at all.
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he's too old and can't think
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who reads the drivel that he spews.
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Re: Can you believe Peter Bodo gets paid to write about tennis?!

After actually reading the whole article, I don't see anything wrong with it, with the exception of not checking the draw and knowing who pulled out (that's unacceptable). It's just a fun and light-hearted way to look at and analyze the draw. I don't think it's meant to be a serious analysis. I'm not a fan of his either but this article was harmless IMO!

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