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Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning the Final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS-Ahmed Jadallah-File Photo

Novak Djokovic confident he will claim Grand Slam record

Novak Djokovic believes he will win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires, the 32-year-old Serb said in an interview.
Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during the match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS-Hannah Mckay

Naomi Osaka using lockdown to conquer inner demons

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is using the novel coronavirus shutdown as one of self reflection to try and overcome her crippling shyness.
US superstar Serena Williams says she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine.

Serena Williams: I look forward to getting back on the court

US superstar Serena Williams says she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces double stournament this weekend.

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka to play in celebrity Mario Tennis tournament on Facebook

Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tennis Aces doubles tournament this weekend.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles second round match against Portugal's Joao Sousa, on day two of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 - Rolex Paris Masters - indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on October 30, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Novak Djokovic may dump tennis over compulsory vaccination talks

Novak Djokovic is worried that his stance over a potential coronavirus vaccination could signal the end of his record-breaking tennis career.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

Aruna Quadri drops to 20 in ITTF ranking

Following the decision by the Executive Committee of the International Table tennis Federation (ITTF) to release the April 2020 world ranking, Aruna Quadri’s inactivity in March may have cost him his slide in the latest rating.
Coco Gauff of the United States reacts after losing a point against Naomi Osaka of Japan (not pictured) in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

US teen Coco Gauff says stronger now after battling depression

American teenager Coco Gauff says she struggled to deal with the hype and mental pressure brought on by her rapid rise in the tennis world and that she had to rediscover her love for the game after becoming depressed.
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.

Aruna Quadri: Table tennis changed my life

Quadri stated this on Monday when he joined millions of table tennis players and fans to celebrate World Table Tennis Day.

New dates for 2020 World Table Tennis Championships

Provisional dates of September 27 to October 4, 2020 have been agreed for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, Korea Republic.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since World War II due to coronavirus

Wimbledon has been cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the first time since the Second World War, with All England Club chiefs making the tough decision at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday.
It is unthinkable Wimbledon can go ahead while the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, said the German Tennis Federation vice-president, Dirk Hordorff. Andrew Redington-Getty Images

Wimbledon will be cancelled – German official

Wimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the grasscourt Grand Slam this week due to the coronavirus pandemic, German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff has told Sky Sports.

Rafael Nadal calls on Spain’s athletes to raise €11 million to fight coronavirus

Rafael Nadal has issued a rallying cry and called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.07 million) to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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ITF shuts down all tennis events until April due to coronavirus

Nigerian tennis players have been hit hard by the ravaging coronavirus scare as the International Tennis Federation has announced the suspension of all tennis tournaments for a six week period.
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.

Indian Wells tennis cancelled over coronavirus fears

The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns.
Simona Halep said the fierce heat and sun killed me during her Australian Open semi-final defeat after she let slip opportunities to put away unseeded Garbine Muguruza on Thursday.

Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber pull out of Indian Wells

Former world number ones Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber have pulled out of next week’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after failing to recover from injuries.
Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri has described his defeat to Ahmed Saleh of Egypt in the final of 2020 ITTF Africa Cup as a painful one.

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri ruled out for three months with hamstring injury

The African one table tennis player injured his hamstring last week during the Olympics qualifiers in Tunisia and hes expected to return towards the end of March or early April.
Nigeria women number one Table tennis player Edem Offiong has expressed her delight and relishing the moment after landing a Gold medal at the women table tennis doubles alongside compatriot Cecilia Akpan.

Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria will record Table Tennis podium finish – coach

National Table Tennis coach Nosir Bello has stated that Nigeria will record a podium finish at the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan after leading the table tennis players to seal qualification at the recently concluded Olympic qualifying tournament in Tunisia.

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Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

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