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TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A TALE WITH 10SBALLS HONORING THE GREAT ROGER FEDERER thumbnail

TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A TALE WITH 10SBALLS HONORING THE GREAT ROGER FEDERER

When I was younger, my grandfather and I would don dark fedoras, throw suspenders over our white t-shirts and head down to the racetrack.
ROGER FEDERER REALLY IS BETTERER HE HAS 1,000 VICTORIES IN TODAY’S HIGH POWERED SUPER TENNIS WORLD thumbnail

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.
10SBALLS SHARES CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S THOUGHTS “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE NET” thumbnail

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.
ROGER FEDERER THRU THE EYES OF THE GREAT OBSERVER AND A MAESTRO HIMSELF – CRAIG CIGNARELLI FOR 10SBALLS thumbnail

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.
CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES HIS OPINIONS WITH 10SBALLS ABOUT THE 2016 U.S. OPEN TENNIS thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES HIS OPINIONS WITH 10SBALLS ABOUT THE 2016 U.S. OPEN TENNIS

The 7 train coming out of Penn Station has an absence this year. Normally, I’d sit in the blue seat next to the door where I could smell the urine and get a good view of the subway rats as we spent an hour passing through the dark tunnels on our way into Queens.
BIG TIME MISSING ROGER FEDERER AT THE 2016 U.S. OPEN TENNIS BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI thumbnail

BIG TIME MISSING ROGER FEDERER AT THE 2016 U.S. OPEN TENNIS BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general. Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s, he played a pivotal role in World War Two’s Pacific theater..
MASTER TENNIS COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S VIEW OF THE RIO OLYMPICS thumbnail

MASTER TENNIS COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S VIEW OF THE RIO OLYMPICS

Around the water cooler, there’s been a lot of talk about the meaning of Olympic tennis. Some say it is not the pinnacle of the sport, that the four majors offer significantly more value to the players, and the world’s best professionals handle an Olympic loss far better than a slam loss.
WHY I HATE NOVAK DJOKOVIC! thumbnail

WHY I HATE NOVAK DJOKOVIC!

With Rafa and Roger out, Novak’s path to the French Open title and the career grand slam just became the the Red Sea. That is not to say the conclusion is foregone, but rather, that some fairly large obstacles have just parted in front of the guy who was likely to win anyway.
CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER COACH GIVES 10SBALLS READERS A GAME BY GAME REVIEW OF THE MUTUA MADRID OPEN MASTERS FINALS 2016 thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER COACH GIVES 10SBALLS READERS A GAME BY GAME REVIEW OF THE MUTUA MADRID OPEN MASTERS FINALS 2016

The world’s four most important tennis events - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon. U.S.Open - are known as the majors.
RAFA THE KING Of CLAY LOSES AT THE 2016 MADRID OPEN TENNIS – ANDY MURRAY BEATS RAFAEL NADAL 7-5, 6-4 THE FINALS AGAINST NOVAK DJOKOVIC TOMORROW BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI thumbnail

RAFA THE KING Of CLAY LOSES AT THE 2016 MADRID OPEN TENNIS – ANDY MURRAY BEATS RAFAEL NADAL 7-5, 6-4 THE FINALS AGAINST NOVAK DJOKOVIC TOMORROW BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI

Manolo Santana’s tennis career included wins at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the French.
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MADRID MUTUA OPEN TENNIS 2016 CRAIG CIGNARELLI BREAKS DOWN THE “RAFA” RAFAEL NADAL MATCH

Over the course of his career, twenty-eight year old Portuguese professional tennis player Joao Sousa has made $2.7 million.
TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI WRITES FROM THE 2016 MADRID MUTUA OPEN – BREAKS DOWN THE DJOKOVIC VS. AGUT MATCH, PLUS ALL UPDATED RESULTS thumbnail

TENNIS MASTER COACH CRAIG CIGNARELLI WRITES FROM THE 2016 MADRID MUTUA OPEN – BREAKS DOWN THE DJOKOVIC VS. AGUT MATCH, PLUS ALL UPDATED RESULTS

Roberto Bautista Agut is twenty-eight years old and ranked 17th in the world of professional tennis. Breaking from the Armada mold, he’s a flat hitter from Spain who happened to draw the world’s number one, Novak Djokovic in today’s round of 16 at the Mutua Madrid Open.
AN INSIDERS LOOK AT THE TENNIS FROM MADRID, CRAIG CIGNARELLI BREAKS DOWN THE NOVAK DJOKOVIC MATCH AGAINST BORNA CORIC FOR 10SBALLS READERS thumbnail

AN INSIDERS LOOK AT THE TENNIS FROM MADRID, CRAIG CIGNARELLI BREAKS DOWN THE NOVAK DJOKOVIC MATCH AGAINST BORNA CORIC FOR 10SBALLS READERS

Yesterday I discussed Thiem versus Del Potro and some of the intricacies going on in professional tennis. Today, the world #1 Djokovic squared off against an extremely talented nineteen year-old, Borna Coric...
CRAIG CIGNARELLI REPORTS ON THE TENNIS FROM THE “MAGIC BOX” IN MADRID FOR 10SBALLS thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI REPORTS ON THE TENNIS FROM THE “MAGIC BOX” IN MADRID FOR 10SBALLS

Caja Magica “The Magic Box” sits in the Southeast Corner of Madrid, Spain. 3.1 million Spaniards surround the place, along with a melting pot of non-Spanish Europeans who secretly want Rafa to lose.
A TENNIS TALE FROM MUTUA MADRID OPEN SHARED BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI FOR 10SBALLS FROM SPAIN, INCLUDING CHARLIE PASARELL & PANCHO SEGURA thumbnail

A TENNIS TALE FROM MUTUA MADRID OPEN SHARED BY CRAIG CIGNARELLI FOR 10SBALLS FROM SPAIN, INCLUDING CHARLIE PASARELL & PANCHO SEGURA

Before he sold the tournament to Larry Ellison, I had the opportunity to sit with owner Charlie Pasarell at Indian Wells.

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