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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios holds the trophy after defeating German tennis player Alexander Zverev during the Mexico ATP Open men’s singles tennis final in Acapulco, Guerrero state on March 2, 2019.PEDRO PARDO - AFP

Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco ATP crown

Australian Nick Kyrgios capped a scintillating run in Acapulco with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over world number three Alexander Zverev Saturday to claim his first ATP title in more than a year.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to claim 100th title

Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas final in Dubai to put 100th title within...

Roger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday, easing past Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship.

NTF reveals plans for junior, wheelchair tennis

The President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Engineer Dayo Akindoju, says the federation is bent on making sure the International Tennis Federation approves its proposal of having a substantial number of weeks for ITF Junior Tennis tournaments.

ITTF Championship: Olufunke Oshonaike eyes final appearance in Hungary

Oshonaike who is regarded as the most successful female table tennis player in Africa said she hopes to advance to the main draw in Hungary as this would decide her outing in the competition.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates after winning his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain as part of the day 3 of the Telcel Mexican Open 2019 at Mextenis Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Acapulco, Mexico. Getty Images

Nick Kyrgios topples Rafael Nadal to reach Mexico Open quarter-finals

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Media watchdog rules controversial Serena Williams cartoon ‘not racist’

A controversial cartoon of American tennis star Serena Williams widely condemned as "racist" and "sexist" did not breach media standards, an Australian press watchdog has ruled.
Naomi Osaka

Kei Nishikori: Naomi Osaka will learn to deal with fame

Kei Nishikori is confident his Japanese compatriot Naomi Osaka will learn to cope with pressure as she deals deal with her new elite status in tennis.
Britain's Dan Evans is enjoying an excellent 2019, having only returned to the tour after a ban for taking cocaine last April. REUTERS

Briton Dan Evans shocks John Isner in Delray Beach Open

Britain’s 148th-ranked Dan Evans outlasted world number nine John Isner of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open final.
Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep breeze into quarters in windy Dubai

Former titleholders Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Aruna Quadri promotes Nigerian culture in ITTF new promo

Apart from making the country proud on the table, Aruna Quadri has become Nigerian culture promoter in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship holding in Budapest, Hungary.
Japan's world No 1 Naomi Osaka in action during her 6-3, 6-3 second-round defeat to Kristina Mladenovic of France at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday night. EPA

Tearful Naomi Osaka stunned by Kristina Mladenovic in Dubai

A tearful Naomi Osaka said she was struggling with the attention of being the world’s top-ranked woman after being stunned 6-3 6-3, by France’s Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka ends finals drought, faces Gael Monfils in Rotterdam

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka defeated top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the championship match of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Gerard Pique Davis Cup

Gerard Pique: Lionel Messi part of new Davis Cup venture

Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to FC Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique.
Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference at the Hong Kong Open tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Anthony WALLACE

Naomi Osaka sacks coach Sascha Bajin

World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open.

Aruna Quadri moves up to 25 ITTF world ranking

Nigeria table tennis star Aruna Quadri has moved up one place in the latest February ITTF ranking released on Thursday.
Davis Cup

Spanish La Liga to sponsor new Davis Cup finals

Spanish football top flight La Liga will sponsor tennis’ Davis Cup finals under the tournament’s new guise led by Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique’s investment group, the ITF announced on Thursday.
Spain tennis star Rafeal Nadal has finally proposed to his long-term girlfriend Xisca Perello after 14 years of being together.

Rafeal Nadal proposes to girlfriend after 14 years

Spain tennis star Rafeal Nadal has finally proposed to his long-term girlfriend Xisca Perello after 14 years of being together.

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