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SBD/May 24, 2011/Marketing and Sponsorship
Several Players Critical Of New Babolat Balls Being Used At French Open
Published May 24, 2011
SEEKING CONSISTENCY: Murray said, "I don't mind the ball. It probably helps me because it's fast. But I'd rather we played with the same ball during the clay court stretch and the same throughout the hard court stretch" (Scottish DAILY RECORD, 5/23). Roger Federer added, "I guess the disappointing part here in this whole story, because I'm hearing a lot of conversations about the balls, it's just that they're not the same from what we've just played for the last month" (REUTERS, 5/23).