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Balancing family with tennis making Federer shine

Since Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka, had their twin daughters four years ago, the girls have become fixtures on the tennis circuit, traveling with Federer from tournament to tournament. But their immersion in the tennis world hasn’t made Myla Rose and Charlene Riva eager to pick up tennis rackets. Feder...

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Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Russian world number three Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open because of a right shoulder injury, tournament organizers announced Wednesday. On the eve of the draw for the year’s final Grand Slam event that begins Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts, US Open tournament director David Br...

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Table Tennis: Spring Fresh Shock Union Bank

Mojeed Olayiwola of Spring Fresh Table Tennis Club was at his best when he defeated David Fayemi of Union Bank Table Tennis Club in the men’s singles final of the Quarterly Inter-Clubs Table Tennis Competition played on Saturday at the Indoor Hall of Mobolaji Johnson, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos. Olayiwola gave ...

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Tennis: Murray knocked out, Nadal survives

MONTREAL(AFP) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray slumped to a shock 6-4, 6-3 to Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis in the Montreal Masters Thursday as Rafael Nadal subdued Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. Murray, who had won all five previous meetings with the colourful...

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Tennis: Del Potro clinches Washington title

Argentine top seed Juan Martin Del Potro rallied to defeat US eighth seed John Isner 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday to win the ATP and WTA Washington Open. Del Potro captured his third Washington title after crowns in 2008 and 2009 and stretched his win streak in the US capital to 14 matches to take […]...

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Tennis: US Open prize money jumps to $34.3m

US Open prize money will jump to a record $ 34.3 million this year and could reach a record $ 36.9 million, the US Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Wednesday. The figures are higher than the planned record boost announced last March and represent a jump of at least 37 % and as much as […]...

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Tennis: Troicki gets 18-month doping ban

Serbia’s Viktor Troicki, a former world number 12 and a Davis Cup winner in 2010, was banned for 18 months on Thursday for flouting doping rules, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said. The 27-year-old Troicki was found guilty of failing to provide a blood sample during a drugs test at the Monte...

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Tennis: Fognini claims second straight ATP title

Fabio Fognini saved a match point and claimed his second straight title on Sunday with victory over Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the Hamburg Open final. Italy’s Fognini won his debut title last weekend in Stuttgart and followed it up with a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-2 victory on Sunday over Delboni...

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Tennis: Fognini claims second straight ATP title

Fabio Fognini saved a match point and claimed his second straight title on Sunday with victory over Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis in the Hamburg Open final. Italy’s Fognini won his debut title last weekend in Stuttgart and followed it up with a 4-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-2 victory on Sunday over Delboni...

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Tennis: Ovia Academy To Debut October

Veteran tennis player, Sunday Igbinovia, has disclosed that his tennis Academy will be officially opened in October this year. Igbinovia who spoke with P.M.NEWS Tennis Special, said that the Academy ought to have opened  last year but he had been hampered by a couple of challenges. He, however promised to en...

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Murray, Djokovic the new superpowers of tennis

LONDON (AFP) – Thanks for the memories Roger and Rafa, but it’s the Novak and Andy show now. Andy Murray’s Wimbledon triumph on Sunday, when he beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final, was Britain’s first by a male player since Fred Perry in 1936. But it also re-emphasised the n...

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Tennis: Djokovic, Murray on course for final showdown

Novak Djokovic: can he pass Del Potro test? LONDON (AFP) – Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray remain on course for a Wimbledon final showdown after the top two seeds took contrasting routes into the last four on Wednesday. Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for a place in Sunday’s final as the w...

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Tennis: Djokovic Books S/Final Date With Del Potro

Novak Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro in the Wimbledon semi-finals after the world number one clinched his 13th consecutive Grand Slam last-four spot with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Tomas Berdych on Wednesday. Djokovic is yet to drop a set in his five matches at this year’s tournament a...

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Wimbledon Tennis: The last 4 women standing

Kirsten Flipkens and Sabine Lisicki, whose careers were almost wrecked by illness and injury, booked emotional places in the Wimbledon semi-finals Tuesday. Flipkens will be playing in her first Grand Slam semi-final at the age of 27 after knocking out 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, The Belgian 20...

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Wimbledon Tennis: Nadal crashes to earth on day one

Rafael Nadal suffered Wimbledon humiliation at the hands of Belgian world number 135 Steve Darcis on Monday, a shock first round defeat which instantly cleared the title paths of Andy Murray and Roger Federer. Journeyman Darcis clinched a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 win to condemn the fifth-seed Spanish supers...

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Dad Taught Me How To Play Tennis

Nigeria’s number two female tennis player, Blessing Samuel, in this interview with DAMILARE OKUNOLA, explained how her father taught her to play tennis. How are you been faring since you started playing tennis? It has been great and wonderful since I started playing tennis at the tender age of six in Katsin...

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Dad Taught Me How To Play Tennis

Nigeria’s number two female tennis player, Blessing Samuel, in this interview with DAMILARE OKUNOLA, explained how her father taught her to play tennis. How are you been faring since you started playing tennis? It has been great and wonderful since I started playing tennis at the tender age of six in Katsin...

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Table Tennis: Oshodi Unveils Plans To Retrain Coaches

President of Nigerian Table Tennis Federation, NTTF, Mr. Wahid Enitan Oshodi has said that one of the priorities of his new administration is to ensure that ping pong coaches are exposed to trainings in order to get the best out of them. Oshodi, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Developmen...

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Table Tennis: Oshodi Unveils Plans To Retrain Coaches

President of Nigerian Table Tennis Federation, NTTF, Mr. Wahid Enitan Oshodi has said that one of the priorities of his new administration is to ensure that ping pong coaches are exposed to trainings in order to get the best out of them. Oshodi, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Developmen...

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Abuja Tennis Courts

The President of Abuja Tennis Club, Paul Muoh has called on players to take advantage of the twenty courts at the Abuja National Stadium to improve their Games. Speaking to AIT Sports on Saturday Muoh said it would be a disservice to the nation, if the tennis courts are not utilized.             ...

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Tennis: Serena, Sharapova March On At French Open

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova stayed firmly on course for a French Open final showdown by scoring one-sided wins in their ties on Friday. The two superstars of the women’s game have been duelling for the world number one spot for the last year along with Victoria Azarenka, and their rivalry is cur...

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Wheelchair Tennis: Nigeria’s Fate Hangs On Playoffs At World Team Cup

Nigeria’s consecutive defeats in the hands of Spain and Belgium on Monday and Tuesday respectively have ensured that the players will play no further part at the ongoing World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey unless they win their playoffs match against a yet to be decided country. The team made up of Uwazie Jud...

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Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup: Team Nigeria Arrive Turkey

Nigeria’s wheelchair tennis team have Turkey as early as 4a.m today ahead of their participation at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey, which serves off today. The duo of Alex Adewale and Jude Uwaize, in company of Coach Frank Tarmena, left for Turkey via Accra, Ghana last night because ...

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Tennis: Williams, Nadal win in Rome

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams underlined their French Open ambitions with convincing final victories in Rome on Sunday. In what was his 30th meeting with Roger Federer, clay court king Nadal outclassed the Swiss 6-1, 6-3 as he continued his stunning comeback following a seven-month injury absence. Williams...

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Tennis: ATP chief Brad Drewett dies

Australia’s Brad Drewett, the president of the ATP, died on Friday at the age of 54 following a battle against motor neurone disease, the governing body of men’s tennis announced. “The ATP is deeply saddened to announce that Brad Drewett passed away at his home in Sydney, Australia, earlier ...

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Tennis: Enosoregbe Survives First Round Scare

Damilare Okunola Tournament’s Number 3 player, Clifford Enosoregbe, struggled to avoid an upset at the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Senior Tennis Open in Lagos Nigeria Tuesday when he narrowly won his first round match against Ganiyu Yusuf 3-6,6-0,5-0 (rtd.) in a very tense encounter. Enosoregbe tol...

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Tennis: N14.3m For CBN Open Winners

Winners of this year’s Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Senior Tennis Open will go home with the sum of N14.3 million. This is an increase from N9.06m which was given to the winners in the last two years by the apex bank. CBN’s Head of Internal Communications, Mrs. Odusanya Ogunmola, told sports journalists ...

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Tennis: Nigerian Players Ready For CBN Open

With barely 48 hours to the commencement of the 34th Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Senior Tennis Open, some of the players have expressed readiness to play in the first tournament of 2013. One of the players, Clifford Enosoregbe, said he had been preparing for the tourney in the last few months, adding that h...

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Tennis: Djokvic Eyes French Open Title

Novak Djokovic can cast his hopes forward a month to the start of Roland Garros with serious thoughts of a Paris title after stunning Rafael Nadal to win a first career trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters. “This trophy could not come at a better moment for me. It was a difficult last two months. […]...

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Tennis: Nadal, Djokovic to meet in Monte Carlo final

World number one, Novak Djokovic routed Italian Fabio Fognini to book his place in the finals of the Monte Carlos masters Sunday. Djokovic, still recuperating from a knee injury has a herculean task to perform to win the title, as his opponent is Rafael Nadal, eighth-time winner of this tournament on his favo...

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Tennis: Murray goes second in the world

Andy Murray’s win in the Miami Masters has pushed him back up to second in the world rankings ahead of Roger Federer and behind only Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray: now world number 2 The 25-year-old Scotsman, who defeated David Ferrer in the final in Florida, was last in that position in 2009 when Rafael ...

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Tennis: A tearful Ferrer loses Miami Masters to Murray

British second seed Andy Murray won the ATP Miami Masters title on Sunday, saving a match point in the third set in defeating Spanish third seed David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/1). Murray captured his 26th career tour title, and second of the year having taken the Brisbane crown, after two hours and 45 minutes....

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Tennis: Ferrer overpowers Haas to book Miami final

Spain’s David Ferrer has ended the great run of Germany’s 35 year old tennis star, Tommy Haas, overpowering him in three sets to book the first final spot in the Sony Open in Miami Florida. Haas, who demolished Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon, en route the semi-final clash with Ferrer, took the fi...

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Tennis: It’s Serena-Sharapova final in Miami

Five-time champion Serena Williams wasted no time booking her berth in the WTA Miami final by steamrolling Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-3 to set up a title clash with third seed Maria Sharapova. Russia’s Sharapova, a four-time runner up in Miami, was equally dominant as the newly-crowned Indian Wells winn...

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Tennis: Haas beats Simon to meet Ferrer in semi

Giant-killer Tommy Haas followed up his triumph over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic with a 6-3, 6-1 quarter-final victory against France’s Gilles Simon at the Miami ATP Masters on Wednesday. Haas, at 34 the oldest player ranked in the top 50 in the world, had shocked Djokovic in straight sets in the fourth ...

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