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NCC Tennis League: Mbanu Thinks Career Revival

Onyeka Mbanu, the first junior player to reach the semifinals of the CBN Senior Championship five years ago, said today in Ibadan that he plans to use the NCC Tennis League to revive his tennis career. Mbanu who along with Christian Paul, Moses Michael, Samuel Omoile and Sylvester Emmanuel, among others, used the platform of the ITA Junior circuit to ...

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Why I Chose Italy Over Nigeria – Table Tennis Player Oyebode

Nigerian-born Italian table tennis player, John Oyebode, says his decision to play for Italy is to associate himself with the numerous opportunities available in the Italian table tennis circuit. Oyebode is representing Italy in the ongoing ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open, holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Oyebode, who claimed two gold medals in the ...

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Nadal Admits Federer Threat For No 1

Rafael Nadal is aware that he along with Roger Federer are the main contenders to finish the 2017 campaign as the world number one player if they continue the form they have displayed in the first-half of the season. Nadal and Federer were ranked number eight and 17 respectively at the start of the season, but after a combined nine ...

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Inyang Wins Tennis Title In USA

Nigeria national junior player, Gabriel Inyang continued his breathless display on his summer training tour of the United States by beating Alex Weinberg to retain the Feinberg 12 and Under tournament held at the Brant Lake Camp, Adirondacks, New York. The Victoria Garden City Club of Lagos player, who clocked 12 on July 21, was on top of his game ...

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Venus Williams Blames Seat Belt, Car Engine For Fatal Crash

Venus Williams has refuted the claims that she is responsible for the death of an elderly man and the severe injuries to his wife that occurred during a car wreck at a Palm Beach, Fla., intersection. The tennis star is being sued by the estate of Jerome Barson for his wrongful death and for the injuries caused to his wife, ...

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Spanish Tennis Coach Rounds Off Nigeria Training Sojourn

Top Spanish tennis coach, Jose Velasco has rounded off his four-week coaching visit to Nigeria at the Lagos Country Club with a number of junior national players getting the latest techniques to step up their game. Prominent among the players are Serena Teluwo and Reya Holmes who are using the programme as part of build up to the ITF/CAT 12 ...

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NCC Tennis League Playoff to Start Thursday in Lagos

The 2017 NCC Tennis League will hit-off Thursday at the National Stadium, Surulere with a playoff involving three teams vying to take the 12th spot in the main event. The playoffs will last three days. The three teams are Team Anambra (Onitsha), Team Oluyole (Ibadan) and Team Police College (Ikeja). These teams dropped into the playoff event based on their ...

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WIMBLEDON 2017: Federer, Magaruza Emerge Tops

Swiss tennis ace, Roger Federer on Sunday became the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles titles, as the 35-year-old legend easily beat a tearful Marin Cilic of Croatia in straight sets. Federer scaled new heights of greatness at Wimbledon when he duly collected a record breaking win to put him further ahead of other legends, living and dead. Cilic ...

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Europe Tops ITTF Nigeria Open Entries

·As 22 Countries Beat Registration Deadline This year’s ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open has seen Europe top the list of interested countries; just as the tournament set a new record with the largest turnout of nations, as over 22 – including hosts, Nigeria – beat the registration deadline of July 10. With record entries of 148 players made up of 95 ...

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Wimbledon Final: Venus Williams To Ask Serena For Pointers Against Muguruza

Venus Williams has admitted she’ll be asking her sister Serena for some pointers about facing Garbine Muguruza as the pair prepare to face-off in the final of Wimbledon. The five-time champion will take on the Spaniard in the showpiece finale on Saturday after the 14th seed took out Magdalena Rybarikova in a 6-1 6-1 win. Williams’ own performance against Britain’s ...

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