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10SBALLS_COM – TENNIS TIDBITS 2016 YEAR END WRAP

2016 is within hours of ending. For some of us "Down Under" we've celebrated and celebrated. And it's already tomorrow. To our friends on each and every Continent. Happy New Year!
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SHARAPOVA BAN REDUCED BY RICHARD EVANS

“I have learned from this and I hope the ITF has as well.” That statement from Maria Sharapova should draw a line under the two year ban for use of Meldonium after the January 1st 2016 deadline handed to her by the International Tennis Federation in conjunction with WADA and eventually reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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ROGER FEDERER REALLY IS BETTERER HE HAS 1,000 VICTORIES IN TODAY’S HIGH POWERED SUPER TENNIS WORLD

I saw Baryshnikov a few decades back, the light landing of his shoes upon the boards, the way his fourth finger always pointed down such that his entire being intimated relaxation, the position of his head always held straight - as though balancing a glass of water upon it, - the inhuman amount of time he spent in the mid-jump air, as if he and gravity had an agreement.
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MURRAY TRAINS AT KEY BISCAYNE BY RICHARD EVANS

Andy Murray is bent over in a small shaded area at the back of the Stadium Court at Key Biscayne, having just completed one of a dozen one minute blasts at two coaches at the net.
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BRETT CONNORS T2000 PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY HIS FRIENDS AT 10SBALLS_COM

Today Alejandro, our star photo editor, story editor, and new tennis player, found a classic t2000. In honor of the fantastic Wilson racket, and in honor of the greatest Lefty of the 1970's and 1980's and part of the 1990's, we made this gallery of Brett's work.
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POSTCARD FROM SVEN – HE VISITS JAPAN TO SEE THE TOALSON DESIGN TENNIS TEAM

Click here to see the latest postcard from Sven Groeneveld.
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TENNIS NEWS FROM LONDON AS 10SBALLS ARRIVES WITH A BIG CREW FOR THE 02 FINALS

We Have mostly arrived. We are spread out along the river. We like to get in early. Check out the changes on the site and get settled in.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS FROM THE OFFICIAL TENNIS PLAYERS PARTY AT THE CUTTY SARK

The world’s eight best male tennis players had a new experience while attending the ATP Awards dinner in London’s Docklands on Thursday night – they dined a few feet underneath the hull of an nineteenth century ocean-going Clipper.
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ANDY MURRAY WINS TITLE FROM RICHARD EVANS, PARIS

Andy Murray won his 19th consecutive match and his 4th title in 4 tournaments over 5 weeks in 3 countries when he defeated John Isner to take the BNP Paribas Masters for the first time here at a packed and raucous Accor Arena.
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ANDY MURRAY REACHES NO. 1 FROM RICHARD EVANS, PARIS

Strange to reach the pinnacle of your sport without hitting a ball. But Andy Murray wasn’t bothered about that after Milos Raonic had been forced to withdraw from their semi-final at the BNP Paribas Masters here.
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RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS TENNIS FROM THE BNP PARIS INDOORS

This was a day to remember – a defining day on the ATP tour, a day that shaped the entire year as we head to London for the ATP Finals in nine days time.
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10SBALLS SHARES RICHARD EVANS REPORTING FROM THE PARIS INDOORS TENNIS

Marin Cilic ensured himself of a place in the eight man ATP Finals field in London with a 6-3, 7-6 win over close rival David Goffin; Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stayed on course in their battle for a No 1 ranking...
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BERCY FIRST REPORT FROM RICHARD EVANS FOR 10SBALLS AS ANDY MURRAY BEATS FERNANDO VERDASCO IN PARIS INDOORS

Andy Murray has lost a set. Not a match – the man chasing the position of world No 1 doesn’t do much of that right now but he was kept on court for 2 hrs 28 minutes in his first outing at the BNP PariBas Masters by that veteran Spanish left hander Fernando Verdasco before winning 6-3, 6-7, 7-5.
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10SBALLS SHARES CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S THOUGHTS “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NET”

Southern California tennis has a certain aggression to it. Played mostly upon hard cement, the ball moves quickly through the surface into the opponent’s backcourt.
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ROGER FEDERER THRU THE EYES OF THE GREAT OBSERVER AND A MAESTRO HIMSELF – CRAIG CIGNARELLI FOR 10SBALLS

We humans love our relics - the Roman Colosseum, the Greek Acropolis, the Egyptian Pyramids, Peru’s Machu Picchu. These monuments represent the triumphant architecture of once-great civilizations.

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10SBALLS SHARES RICKY DIMON’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS PREDICTIONS

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