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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.
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Inaugural ATP Cup for men holds in Sydney next January

The inaugural edition of the $15 million ATP Cup men’s team event will be hosted in Sydney, Brisbane and one other city in the lead-up to the Australian Open next January, Tennis Australia announced on Monday.

Jack Draper, Pranjala Yadlapalli win 2018 Lagos Open

The 2018 edition of the Lagos Open Tennis, formerly known as the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis, ended at the weekend with Great Britain star, Jack Draper and Pranjala Yadlapalli winning the men and women’s singles respectively of Futures 5 of the competition.

Lagos Open Tennis: Wale Oladunjoye charges foreign embassies to support

Foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Nigeria have been enjoined to mobilise support for their countries players in the ongoing Lagos Open Tennis Championship.

World stars arrive as Lagos Open Tennis begins

Lagos will play host to players across the world as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) approved circuit, the Lagos Open Tennis, begins this weekend.
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Madrid to host first two revamped Davis Cup finals

Madrid has been selected to host the first two revamped Davis Cup finals in 2019 and 2020, the premier international men’s team event organisers announced on Thursday.
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Embattled umpire Carlos Ramos ‘good’ despite US Open controversy

Umpire Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since the U.S. Open, saying he was “good” despite the firestorm of controversy that followed his officiating of last weekend’s women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

ITF backs chair umpire after Serena Williams US Open saga

The International Tennis Federation has come out in support of chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the wake of Serena Williams’ US Open final defeat.
Gul Hamid

Former tennis star sells trophies to survive

The 68-year-old who has been playing tennis for the last 50 years won three International Tennis Federation cups, reports Geo TV.
Roger Federer

Federer warns against internal battles in tennis bodies

Tennis must avoid “internal battles” if its growth is to keep pace with other sports, top male tennis player Roger Federer said on Monday.

Lucas Pouille calls revamp death sentence of the Davis Cup

Frenchman Lucas Pouille came out strongly against a proposed Davis Cup shakeup, calling the newly announced 2019 scheduling concept a "death sentence" for the competition.

Rafael Nadal sues ex-French minister Roselyne Bachelot for 100,000 euros

Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up.

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IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

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