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Franco-Nigerian Hemery, Krstin Rematch Ignites GSL Open

Top seed Calvin Hemery of France Thursday defeated Haadin Bava of India 6-3, 6-2 to book a semifinal spot at the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures which will round off on Saturday. The win now pitched the world no 279 Hemery, who is born of Nigerian dad, against Serbian Pedja Krstin, who overpowered Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garaganga 7-5, 6-2 in another ...

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French-Nigerian Hemery Back To GSL Winning Ways

Top seed Calvin Hemery progressed to the second round of the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures with a 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-2 win over Fabiano De Paula. Both players were finalists in the Nigeria Futures 1 and Futures 2 and it was the Franco-Nigerian Hemery, who come out tops on his returned to the court where he was beaten 6-2, ...

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GSL Open: Emmanuel, Enosoregbe Seek Redemption

The 1st GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures served off Monday in Abuja with all the seeds in action cruising to comfortable wins. Top on the list is second seed, Brayden Schnur of Canada, who coasted to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Indian Mohit Jahin while there was also a one-sided match which saw third seed, Alessandro Bega of Italy overran ...

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Odizor Pulls Out Of NTF Presidency Race

Nigeria’s most successful tennis player, Nduka Odizor, will no more be running for the top position of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) due to what he referred to as ‘some unethical practices that do not tally with my personal principles’. Odizor, who dominated the stage in the 80s and emerged as the only Nigerian player to have reached the Round ...

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Hemery’s Dad Reiterates Son’s Urge To Play For Nigeria

Calvin Hemery dad has reiterated his son’s desire to play for Nigeria declaring it’s not good for the country to repeat the mistake of Anthony Joshua. Ehi Henshaw-Aigbekaen revealed his 22-year-old son is good enough to bring glory to Nigeria after he continued his winning run at the Dayak Tennis Championship Nigeria F2 Futures holding in Abuja. “He is willing ...

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Dayak Championship: Nigeria’s Emmanuel, Hemery dump out doubles’ top seed

Nigeria’s Sylvester Emmanuel teamed up with Frenchman Calvin Hemery to upset Brazilians Fernando Romboli and Fabiano De Paula in the doubles of the Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures in Abuja. The South Americans were champions in the Tombim Open Nigeria F1 Futures but were shocked by the unseeded duo who prevailed 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) to give the home fans ...

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Serena Celebrates Upcoming Nuptials With Friends, Family At Bridal Shower

According to E! News, the tennis champ celebrated her upcoming wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian with friends and family at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach on Saturday. A source told E! that partygoers celebrated with champagne and healthy apps. Williams has a lot to celebrate now as she is expecting her first child with Ohanian. The shower reportedly ...

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Dayak Championship: Nigeria’s top player defeats American to reach second round

Nigeria’s top player on the ITF rankings, Sylvester Emmanuel, Tuesday defeated Aron Pierce of the USA 6-4, 6-4 to move to the second round of the Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures holding in Abuja. It was a big relief for the 19-year-old, world no 1205, who is on a two-year Rainoil sponsorship to the Pereriba Tennis Academy Spain, having crashed ...

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Nigerians begin quest for glory in Dayak ITF Futures

Nigerians will begin their chase for a memorable outing at the 2nd Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures as four of the country’s players in the main draw file out for action on Tuesday. The home players failed to match their foreign counterparts last week, with two out of the countries seven player managing a second round outing at the Tombim ...

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2017 ITTF World Championships: Otu-Akpan Eyes Main Draw

Cecilia Akpan’s last international appearance for Nigeria was at the 2015 African Games where she was beaten in the women’s quarter-final by Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly. But after she had been confirmed for the 2017 ITTF World Championships, Cecilia Otu-Akpan is eager to return to table in Germany. “Having missed playing at global level for over two years, featuring at the ...

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