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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.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep named top seeds in Australian Open

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named top seeds on Thursday for next week’s Australian Open, with 23-time major winner Serena Williams lurking at 16 on the women’s side.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic loses to Roberto Bautista Agut in Qatar Open semis

Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals on Friday, losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic leads the way as old guard stays on top

Next Gen poster boy Alexander Zverev’s season-ending Tour Finals triumph served up a glimpse into the future of men’s tennis although 2018 remained a year dominated once more by the usual, yet aging, suspects as a revitalised Novak Djokovic returned to the peak of his powers.

Novak Djokovic back on top after Rafael Nadal withdraws in Paris

Improbable as it seemed when Novak Djokovic had elbow surgery in February before slumping into a crisis of confidence, the Serb was guaranteed a return to world number one on Wednesday.

Kevin Anderson up to sixth as Rafael Nadal faces battle to stay top

South Africa's Kevin Anderson climbed up two places to sixth in Monday's ATP rankings after sealing a berth at the Tour Finals following his title in Vienna at the weekend.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Marco Cecchinato of Italy in their men's singles third round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 11, 2018. (Photo by Johannes EISELE - AFP)

Novak Djokovic gets revenge to make Shanghai quarters

Novak Djokovic enjoyed a measure of revenge as he booked his spot in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-0 demolition of Marco Cecchinato on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited

From the pits of despair in Paris, record-setting Novak Djokovic now eyes a third US Open title in New York where for the first time since Wimbledon last year, the sport’s ‘Big Four’ will be reunited.
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 07- Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during a 1st round match on Day 2 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley-Getty Images-AFP

Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic advance in Toronto

Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday, with both men polishing their pre-US Open form.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in their men's singles quarter-finals match on the ninth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 11, 2018. Nadal won the match 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK /

Rafael Nadal braced for ‘complex’ Novak Djokovic in 52nd meeting

Rafael Nadal described long-time rival Novak Djokovic as "one of the more complex" players he's ever met as they prepare to clash for the 52nd time on Friday with a Wimbledon final spot at stake.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to France's Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles semi-finals match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships tennis tournament in west London on June 23, 2018. Serbia's Novak Djokovic beat France's Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.Ben STANSALL / AFP

Novak Djokovic ends drought to reach Queen’s showpiece

Novak Djokovic ended his final drought as the former world number one reached his first title match for a year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy at Queen's Club on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal stays top of ATP pile with French Open repeat

Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained his hold on top spot in the men’s ATP rankings Monday after his 11th French Open success.

Juan Martin del Potro has ‘nothing to lose’ against ‘king of clay’ Rafael Nadal

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro said that he will have “nothing to lose” in his French Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal on Friday, after not even knowing whether he would play in the days before the tournament.

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Expert: Why Kwara is ranked among 10 poorest states in Nigeria

A financial expert, Alhaji Abdulmumini Sanni-Jawondo, has blamed bad governance, poor rural development and lack of support for small and medium-scale businesses for Kwara’s poor economic situation.
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Barcelona consider selling defender Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United

Barcelona would consider selling Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United this summer if it helped them sign their No 1 target, Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax.

Chelsea transfer ban appeal hearing set for April

The Premier League side were sanctioned in relation to 29 cases where regulations relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18 were breached.

UNIPORT to graduate 9,452 students, 106 bag first class

The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) will on Saturday graduate 9,452 students with 106 of them bagging First Class degrees.
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IGP Adamu: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling threat to security

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has decried the spate of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Nigeria.