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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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Serena Williams Hits Practice Court While 7 Months Pregnant

As her sister Venus Williams was busy competing at Wimbledon on Monday (July 3), Serena and her 7 month baby bump took to the courts back home for a little practice session. With her protruding tummy in full effect, Williams, 35, moved through her strokes with ease — decked in a black T-shirt, gray leggings and a black cap, sans ...

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ITTF Africa Cup: Nigerian Sports Award Salutes Quadri

 The Nigeria Sports Awards (NSA) has saluted Nigeria’s International Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri for winning the ITTF African Cup and qualifying for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup billed for France later in the year. The two-time winner of the prestigious Nigeria Sports Award defeated his continental rival, Egypt’s Omar Assar 4- 3 in the Men’s Singles ...

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Aruna To Get Ministry’s Backing, Says Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated Nigeria’s number one Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri for booking a place as Africa’s sole representative to the ITTF World Cup in France. The Minister described the feat as a confirmation of the Oyo state born ping pong star’s superiority in Africa and also his emergence as a force to ...

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John McEnroe Regrets His Serena Williams ‘700th Rank Put-down

 John McEnroe has backed down from his row with Serena Williams after claiming the 23-time grand slam champion would rank “700” if she were to play on the men’s tour. McEnroe was widely criticised after he said Williams, currently on a break from tennis ahead of the birth of her first child, was the greatest women’s player of all time ...

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Quadri Qualifies For T/Tennis World Cup

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri on Monday defeated his continental foe Egypt’s Omar Assar 4-3 in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Morocco to qualify for the World Cup in France. The 2016 Olympic Games quarterfinalist had earlier made a short work of Assar’s compatriot, Mohamed El-Belali, who he defeated 4-0 in the semi-finals. From his ...

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Quadri Wins Africa Cup In Morocco

Nigeria’s table tennis again topped Egypt, her perpetual rival in Morocco, as Aruna Quadri defeated Omar Asser 4-3 to win the African Cup and qualify for the World Cup , later in the year. The championship was held in Agadir, Morocco, with Egypt and Nigeria going head to head in the men’s and women’s cadre. Nigeria seems to have had ...

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N17m For Grab At NCC Tennis League

-As Teams Know Opponents With draws for the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Tennis League Cup done,  12 teams will have to battle each other for the prize money of N7million, N5million, N3million and N2million for the first, second, third and fourth placed teams respectively. Unveiling the draw/launch for the participating teams on Friday at the Ikoyi ...

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