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Federer Dazes Swiss Indoors, Stepanek To Coach Djokovic

Switzerland’s top tennis player, Roger Federer made a victorious return to his hometown with a lopsided victory in his opening match of the Swiss Indoors at Basel, Switzerland. Federer, seeking his eighth title in this event, dropped only four games and needed 61 minutes to complete a 6-1, 6-3 drubbing of Frances Tiafoe of the United States. Defending champion Marin ...

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6-year-old Ogunsakin Shakes Asoju Oba Cup

Six-year-old Adejuwon Ogunsakin ON Tuesday created a major shock at the  49th Asoju Oba Table Tennis Championship in Lagos, after dazzling fans with his performance in the competition’s cadet category. Ogunsakin defeated 12-year-old Samyak Sharam of Indian Language School in Lagos 2-0, displaying good skills in her rallies and use of forehand and backhand during their game at Teslim Balogun ...

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Tsonga Puts France Level With Belgium In Davis Cup

French tennis ace, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Steve Darcis in the second singles rubber to draw France level with Belgium on the first day of the Davis Cup final in Lille. French number one Tsonga wasted several early chances to break before finding his stride on the indoor hard court to see off Darcis and bring his country level in the ...

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Serena Williams’ Celebrity Wedding Guests Were Dressed To Kill

When Anna Wintour is in the house and the bride has two custom-made designer gowns on rotation, it’s time to step up your wedding guest game. Luckily, the celebrity crowd at Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s New Orleans ceremony didn’t disappoint. Williams herself said her vows in a strapless princess gown with a matching cape by Sarah Burton of Alexander ...

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Quadri Named Nigeria’s Best Sportsman Of 2017

Nigeria’s top table tennis player, Aruna Quadri was named the country’s best sportsman for the year 2017, following his top spot during the annual awards’ ceremony in Lagos on Friday. Quadri’s majestic rise on the global rankings made a difference in earning him top spot among the glitterati of stars at the 2017 Nigeria Sports Awards in the Banquet Hall ...

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Murray Separates From Ivan Lendl Again

British men’s tennis number one, Andy Murray has again split with his coach, Ivan Lendl for a second time, but cited mutual agreement for their latest seepration. The Scot won Wimbledon, the US Open and Olympic gold during two years with Lendl from 2012 to 2014, after which he was coached by Amelie Mauresmo before turning back to Lendl in ...

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Quadri Defeats World No.12, Wong Chun Ting

Nigeria’s top men’s table tennis player, Aruna Quadri continued his impressive performance at the Swedish Open on Thursday by defeating world No.12, Wong Chun Ting from Hong Kong 4-2 to advance to the round of 16. Quadri won 11-4, 15-13, 8-11, 11-8, 10-13,11-6 to set up a clash with Portuguese star Freitas Marcos who also defeated ZhaiYujia from Denmark 4-3in ...

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Aruna Quadri Enters Swedish Open Main Draw

Nigeria’s number one table tennis player, Aruna Quadri moved into the main draw of the Swedish Open ITTF World Tour, after continuing his winning run in the preliminary rounds with victory over Hong Kong’s Kit Kwan Ho. Quadri won 4-2 to qualify into the main draw of the men’s singles, as the Nigeria kept true to his pledge of putting ...

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NCC Tennis League: MTN, Others Endow Award Categories

Communication giants, MTN, are throwing their weight behind the NCC Tennis League with an endowment that will cover awards for outstanding performance by individuals and teams in selected categories in the NCC Tennis League. The categories earmarked are: the most outstanding team, the most outstanding player – male and female, the most outstanding junior player – male and female, the ...

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Team Offikwu Want To Retain NCC League

Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Tennis League 2016 champions, Team Offikwu have stepped up their efforts to retain the title they won in their debut outing last year. The Kaduna-based team, led by Sylvester Emmanuel, has been reinforced with two former national champions, ShehuLawal and Henry Atseye. In a show of their ability to retain the title, Offikwu won all their ...

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