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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport’s A-list stars.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal drawn to meet Roger Federer in Wimbledon semis

Rafael Nadal breathed a sigh of relief Friday after he was slated to meet eight-time champion Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Novak Djokovic blames Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer after surprise Miami Open loss

Novak Djokovic has suggested Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are partly to blame for his disappointments in Indian Wells and Miami.
World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 at the Australian Open on Thursday in a repeat of their 2008 Melbourne final, also won by the Serb.

Novak Djokovic wins Miami opener

Novak Djokovic put his Indian Wells disappointment behind him on Friday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open with a ruthless 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 destruction of Australian Bernard Tomic to move into the third round.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the historic title [Francois Nel-Getty Images]

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal roll into quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal remained on course for a mouth-watering semi-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open with straightforward fourth round victories in the California desert on Wednesday.
Naomi Osaka

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep crash out of Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too.
Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori overcomes Ivo Karlovic in Australian Open thriller

Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori blew a two-set lead against veteran Ivo Karlovic and was within a whisker of second-round elimination in the Australian Open on Thursday before winning a pulsating final set tiebreak.
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.
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 wins Paris opener as Federer confirms return

Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015.
Rafael Nadal hailed close friend David Ferrer as “a good guy” and “loved on the tour” after sending his Spanish compatriot into Grand Slam retirement at the US Open on Monday.

US Open: Rafael Nadal hails David Ferrer on Grand Slam retirement

Rafael Nadal hailed close friend David Ferrer as “a good guy” and “loved on the tour” after sending his Spanish compatriot into Grand Slam retirement at the US Open on Monday.
Serena Williams is under the watchful eye of the USADA. (OLI SCARFF - AFP-Getty Images)

Serena’s chances boosted as Wimbledon seeds keep falling

Serena Williams’s chances of winning an eighth Wimbledon and 24th Grand Slam title were boosted Friday when Madison Keys became the seventh top 10 seed to be eliminated.

Novak Djokovic reaches first quarter-final of 2018 in Rome

Novak Djokovic moved into his first quarter-final of 2018 on Thursday when he defeated Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 7-5 at the Italian Open.

Novak Djokovic needs 10 match points in ‘real battle’, Rafael Nadal’s ‘positive’ start

Novak Djokovic said it was "great" to deal with the emotions of a "real battle" again, after saving 10 match points to beat Borna Coric at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, while Rafael Nadal made a "positive" return to the ATP Tour by thrashing Aljaz Bedene.

Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to set up Davis Cup decider with Germany

Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s Davis Cup hopes alive by beating Alexander Zverez on Sunday in the fourth rubber of their quarter-final against Germany.

Federer breezes into quarters at Indian Wells

World No. 1 Roger Federer's remarkable run continued as he booked his quarter-final berth in the ATP Indian Wells Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday.

Indian Wells: Marin Cilic, Caroline Wozniacki crash out, Venus Venus strokes on

World number three Marin Cilic crashed out of the ATP Indian Wells tournament on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-4.

Roger Federer ‘never imagined’ having chance to become oldest number one

Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one on Friday, a remarkable achievement for the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who admitted he “never imagined” he’d get the opportunity.

Federer, Nadal move closer to US Open semi-final meeting

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continued their progress towards a potential US Open semi-final meeting on Saturday, with both players winning their third round matches to progress to the last 16.

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Suspected kidnappers numbering over 20 laid sieges to the Abuja-Abaji Road, weekend, killing four passengers and abducting yet to be determined number of persons

Tony Elumelu: Improve business environment to drive industrialisation

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states.
Nigeria National League outfit Vandrezzer FC have unveiled Brazilian midfielder Alberico Da Silva.

Vandrezzer unveil Brazil midfielder Alberico Da Silva

Alberico Da Silva previously had stints with Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, FC IfeanyiUbah and Akwa United under his compatriot, coach Rafael Everton.

Akwa Ibom youth, undergraduates allege government neglect

Youths and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State have decried the scanty notice the state government gives bursary awards and other requirements that border on the needs and aspirations of youths, while purportedly paying more attention to purchase of expensive vehicles for monarchs, building worship centres and holding Christmas carol.
The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.

World Bank reduces lending to China

The World Bank said at the weekend that its lending to China has fallen sharply and will continue to be pared back, after US President Donald Trump demanded it stop altogether.