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But the star attraction for Nigeria were Azeez Solanke and Taiwo Matti who claimed the gold medals in the junior and cadet singles of the competition at the expense of Egypt who have dominated the division for years.

ITTF African Championships: Azeez Solanke, Taiwo Matti claim junior, cadet titles

The reign of Egypt in the boys’ singles event came to an end at the weekend after Nigeria claimed the large portion of the gold medals at stake in the events at the just concluded ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship held in Accra, Ghana.
Nigeria’s Sukurat Aiyelabegan in action

ITTF Africa tourney: Nigeria battles Egypt for supremacy in singles event

The battle for supremacy in the singles between Nigeria and Egypt continues at the ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships on Friday April 12 in Accra, Ghana.

ITTF championship: Nigeria outclass Egypt in Accra

The ITTF Africa Junior and Cadet Championship holding in Accra has been a good tournament for Nigeria team so far after back-to-back over Egypt in the U-21 junior boys’ category of the competition.

NTTF ratifies federation’s 2019 draft constitution

The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has ratified the federation’s draft constitution for 2019 that will enable it move the sport forward and enhance the lots of players and administrators.

15 coaches for ITTF level 1 coaching certification course

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) in conjunction with the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to organize a Solidarity Course in June this year as part of measures to further enhance the experience of Nigerian table tennis coaches.
After watching some of the players registered by teams at the ongoing ITTF African Junior Championships holding in Accra, Ghana, the chief of coach of Tunisia, Ben Kahia Ghazi, has lamented the growing trend of age falsification among the players.

Age-cheat is killing junior table tennis in Africa – Tunisia coach

After watching some of the players registered by teams at the ongoing ITTF African Junior Championships holding in Accra, Ghana, the chief of coach of Tunisia, Ben Kahia Ghazi, has lamented the growing trend of age falsification among the players.
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Naomi Osaka maintains lead over Halep in WTA rankings

Japan’s Naomi Osaka maintained a slender lead over Romanian Simona Halep at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.-1

Novak Djokovic heads into clay season secure as world number one

The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of Rafael Nadal while third-placed Alexander Zverev will hope to pick up points at the Marrakech claycourt event this week when Britain’s Kyle Edmund will hope to make moves to regain his place in the top 20.
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World number 1 Naomi Osaka signs with Nike

The Japanese, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month, the U.S. sportswear maker said on its website.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 28/ Simona Halep of Romania plays a point against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during day 11 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Simona Halep closes on world number one Osaka

Simona Halep cut the gap to world number one Naomi Osaka in the WTA rankings on Monday after the Romanian made the semi-finals at the Miami Open last week.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer goes fourth in rankings after Miami triumph

Roger Federer jumped up one spot to fourth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after capturing his 101st career title with his victory over John Isner in Miami.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer downs injured John Isner for 101st career title

Roger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.
Roger Federer

Roger Federer to face John Isner in Miami Open final

Roger Federer cruised into his fifth Miami Open final with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov on Friday.
American No.1 John Isner played clutch tennis at the tail end of both sets to edge Felix Auger-Aliassime in two tie-breaks, 7-6(3) 7-6(4), and get within one win of defending his Miami Open title.

John Isner fights back to beat teen Auger-Aliassime in Miami semis

Big-hitting American John Isner kept his title defence alive but needed all his experience to see off Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4) on Friday to return to the Miami Open final.
Roger Federer

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic blames Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer after surprise Miami Open loss

Novak Djokovic has suggested Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are partly to blame for his disappointments in Indian Wells and Miami.
Anett Kontaveit defeated Su-Wei Hsieh to reach the Miami Open semi-finals. Reuters

Anett Kontaveit ends giantkiller Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run

Anett Kontaveit brought Hsieh Su-wei’s Miami Open run to a dramatic end with a 3-6 6-2 7-5 comeback win on Tuesday to become the first player through to the semi-finals.

Early exit for Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo at Qatar Open

It was not a good outing for Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo at the ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open as the duo were shown early exits in the men’s singles event of the championship.

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