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Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem into ATP finals semis as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face shootout

Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, leaving the Serbian facing a shootout against Roger Federer.
The gain of performing well at big competition had started for Oyinlomo Quadre as the youngster leads three other Nigerians as their ranking improved in latest Women Tennis Association (WTA) ranking released.

Oyinlomo Quadre leads Nigeria’s rise in WTA Rankings

The gain of performing well at big competition had started for Oyinlomo Quadre as the youngster leads three other Nigerians as their ranking improved in latest Women Tennis Association (WTA) ranking released.
France’s Caroline Garcia (R) talks with Kristina Mladenovic during the doubles match against Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia in the Fed Cup final tennis competition between Australia and France in Perth on November 10, 2019. Tony Ashby / AFP

France crush Australian dreams to win Fed Cup final

A jubilant Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003 on Sunday, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australian dreams 3-2.
As the main draw of the singles event serves off today Tuesday April 23, Aruna Quadri believes he is ready to rock the boat against the world’s best at the ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary.

Nigeria exits 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Despite Aruna Quadri’s spirited effort to ignite Nigeria’s comeback against star-studded Chinese Taipei, the Nigerian team lost 3-1 to exit the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup holding in Tokyo, Japan
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal confirms London ATP Finals place

World No 1, Rafael Nadal, recovering from injury, confirmed Tuesday he will compete at the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London from November 10-17.
African representatives at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria and Egypt have been a tough draw as the African champions will battle World and Olympic Champions – China in the first round of the competition holding at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Nigeria, Egypt draw China at Team World Cup

African representatives at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria and Egypt have been a tough draw as the African champions will battle World and Olympic Champions – China in the first round of the competition holding at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Chinese table tennis professional player, Fan Zhendong has returned to top spot on the men’s world ranking issued for November by reclaiming the position he last held in June.

Fan Zhendong reclaims number one spot in table tennis rankings

Chinese table tennis professional player Fan Zhendong has returned to top spot on the men’s world ranking issued for November by reclaiming the position he last held in June.
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 beats Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title

Novak Djokovic recorded his 77th ATP title with a 6-3 6-4 win over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at the Paris Masters.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts following a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic crushes Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up Grigor Dimitrov semi-final in Paris

Novak Djokovic said he played “one of his best matches of the season” to thrash seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2 on Friday and set up a Paris Masters semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov.
Sporting’s Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun have inspired their team to their fifth Portuguese Super Cup title at the weekend.

ITTF tips Aruna Quadri to lead African charge in Tokyo

Following the exploit of Aruna Quadri coupled with his growing profile globally; the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has tipped the Nigerian to lead the continent’s charge at the 2019 Team World Cup in Tokyo.
In-form Naomi Osaka outlasted Petra Kvitova in a three-set marathon for a drought-breaking victory at the WTA Finals on Sunday.

Naomi Osaka suffers WTA Finals injury heartbreak for second year running

Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka withdrew from the season-ending WTA Finals with a shoulder problem on Tuesday, the second straight year she has been forced out due to injury.
The next generation of youngsters made their mark at the Shanghai Masters as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev knocked out former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively, booking their semi-final spots on Friday.

Roger Federer withdraws from Paris Masters

World number three Roger Federer announced on Monday that he was withdrawing from this week’s Paris Masters in order to “pace” himself for the next year.
Aruna Quadri

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri lifts Sporting again

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has again inspired his team Portuguese club, Sporting, to an historic win 3-1 win over star-studded French champions, Hennebont TT in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League.
Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.

Ruthless Roger Federer dispatches Albot to reach Basel quarter-finals

Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.
The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

ITTF confirms Nigeria, Egypt for Team World Cup

The world table tennis ruling body, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), has confirmed African champions – Nigeria and Egypt as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Andy Murray has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the new-format Davis Cup in Madrid next month.

Andy Murray named in Great Britain squad for revamped Davis Cup

Andy Murray has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the new-format Davis Cup in Madrid next month.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-5

Rafael Nadal named in Spain squad for Davis Cup

World number two Rafael Nadal has been named in the Spain squad for the Davis Cup finals in Madrid next month.
Andy Murray thanks the crowd after his Australian Open defeat. Ella Ling-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Andy Murray rise continues after Belgian triumph

Former world number one Andy Murray was rewarded for his victory in Antwerp at the weekend, with another dramatic rise in the ATP rankings which were released on Monday.

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President Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

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Ibrahim Magu

PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

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