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Effiong Counts Blessings

National table tennis star, Edem Effiong is counting the gains that have come her way through her active involvement in table tennis. In this interview with HENRY ESABUNEFE, the former Portugal-based star says she is happy with what she has achieved through the sport and equally glad that other Nigerians are making huge strides through ping-pong… Can we meet you? ...

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Wawrinka Downs Tsonga

To Reach French Open Final Stanislas Wawrinka has recorded a four-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the final of the French Open. The eighth seed ran out a 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4 victor to reach his second Grand Slam final after previously winning the Australian Open in 2014. Stanislas Wawrinka plays an overhead shot during the French Open semi-final ...

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Federer Upbeat Over French Open Failure

Roger Federer will probably never look back fondly at the French Open once he hangs up his racquet. Paris hasn’t been full of love and joy for the Swiss legend. Of his 17 Grand Slam titles, only one of them has come at Roland Garros and his long overdue 18th was never likely to come here on his least favoured ...

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FRENCH OPEN 2015: Serena Survives Timea’s Scare

-To Play Safarova In Saturday’s Final American female tennis ace, Serena Williams on Thursday overcame a battle with illness to survive a major scare from Timea Bacsinszky in the French Open women’s semi-final at Roland Garros. Despite being close to tears at times, Serena roared back strong and took 10 games in a row to win 4-6 6-3 6-0 and ...

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Murray Plots Djokovic Upset

Andy Murray admits he will have to draw on all his clay-court experience if he is to pull off the shock of the tournament and beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-final. Djokovic dismantled nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets on Wednesday, inflicting only the Spaniard’s second defeat in 72 matches at Roland Garros. The victory was not ...

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NCC Tennis League: Civil Defence, Team Ogun Take Leads

The Civil Defence team playing away in Onitsha against Team Anambra and Team Ogun playing as hosts to a young CBN Futures side in Abeokuta took unassailable 4-0 leads. Babalola Abdulmumuni (Civil Defence) beat Chimezie Onyejiaka 6-3, 6-1 and Nonso Madueke overpowered Ikechukwu Illoputa 6-1, 6-1 to win the first two mens singles matches. National womens champion, Christie Agugbom followed ...

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NCC Tennis League Begins In Asaba

Government House tennis courts in Asaba, Delta State will host what has been touted the toughest tie in the NCC Tennis League this weekend between Team Tombim from Abuja and Team Delta. The matches are scheduled for Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31. Tombim has in its ranks, the highest ATP ranked player in Nigeria, Moses Michael, Henry Atseye ...

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CBN Open Enters Quarter-final

This year’s CBN Open Tennis Championship, which served-off last Thursday, May 14th, has entered the quarter finals stage, with hostilities for a semi final ticket begins today at the Main Tennis Court (MTCM) of Lagos National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The 37th edition of the tournament which has seen some major upset has also lived up to its billing with some ...

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Moses Gears Up For CBN Open

Following his eye-catching performance at the just concluded Tombim Abuja ITF Futures in Abuja, Michael Moses has expressed his readiness to take on his local counterparts at this year’s Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Senior Tennis Open. Moses told SportsDay he is happy reaching the quarterfinal in the singles and doubles events of the first leg of the ITF Futures ...

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Nigerians Dominate Tombim Main Draw

No fewer than nine Nigerian players are in the Main Draws of the second leg of the inaugural Tombim Abuja ITF Futures being held at the Package B of the National stadium in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Clifford Enosoregbe, Shehu Lawal, Henry Atseye, Albert Bikom, Joseph Imeh, Christopher Edwards, Iloputa Ikechukwu, Christian Paul and Michael Moses are the Nigerian players ...

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