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Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.

Australian Open: Two players test positive amid quarantine row

Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.
FILE PHOTO - People wait in line at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing clinic at Mona Vale Hospital in the wake of a new outbreak in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, Australia, December 18, 2020. REUTERS-Loren Elliott-File Photo

Forty seven players quarantined after coronavirus cases on Australian Open flights

Forty-seven players have been forced into two weeks of hotel quarantine in Melbourne after three coronavirus infections were reported on two chartered flights carrying them to the year’s first grand slam, the tournament organisers said on Saturday.
Serena Williams likened the frustration she felt after her shock defeat by Maria Sakkari at the Western and Southern Open to that of being stuck in a bad relationship.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams to quarantine in Adelaide

Tennis’ top stars will quarantine in Adelaide rather than Melbourne and play an exhibition there ahead of the Australian Open, with the city also hosting a WTA event after the years’ first Grand Slam, organisers said Saturday.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has congratulated Nigerian- born British Heavyweight World champion, Anthony Joshua on his victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night in London.

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British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, in the ninth round of their world title bout at the SSE Arena, Wembley, to retain his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
A lethargic world number one Rafael Nadal suffered a stunning upset at the ATP Cup on Friday, crashing in two tough sets to Belgium’s David Goffin.

Rafael Nadal will play Australian Open – manager

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is certain to compete at the Australian Open to kick- off the 2021 tennis season, according to his manager Benito Perez-Barbadillo.
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, won the biggest title of his career and he had to come from a set down to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final of the ATP Finals.

Daniil Medvedev triumphs over Dominic Thiem to take the ATP Finals

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, won the biggest title of his career and he had to come from a set down to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the final of the ATP Finals.
Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals record bid

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.
World No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed his spot in the final four at the ATP Finals with a three-set win against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the defending champion, who is out of the tournament.

Rafael Nadal needed three sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to semi-finals

World No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal confirmed his spot in the final four at the ATP Finals with a three-set win against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the defending champion, who is out of the tournament.
German tennis player Alexander Zverev secured a tricky three-set victory over the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in London to keep his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four alive.

Alexander Zverev triumphs over Diego Schwartzman to improve his last-four chances

German tennis player Alexander Zverev secured a tricky three-set victory over the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in London to keep his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four alive.
Dominic Thiem is interviewed after beating Rafael Nadal in their group match on day three of the ATP Finals at the O2. John Walton-PA

Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal in thriller at ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem beat Rafael Nadal 7-6 7-6 in a high quality,tense match in O2 Arena in London on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic survived a very close first set against Serbian compatriot Filip Krajinovic before moving through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open in Rome.

Novak Djokovic: The moment that made me

When it comes to the men’s game, only Roger Federer has spent more weeks at the top of the world rankings than Djokovic. Also, only the Swiss tennis star and the Spaniard World No. 2 Rafael Nadal have won more Grand Slam titles than the Serbian.
Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev claims he has no problems with Diego Schwartzman but he understands if the top-ranked Argentine tennis player has problems with him.

Paris Masters: Daniil Medvedev beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semis

Third seed Daniil Medvedev thrashed Diego Schwartzman on Friday to reach the Paris Masters semi-finals, leaving the Argentinian facing a nervous wait to see if he will qualify for the ATP Tour Finals.
Rafael Nadal battled into the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) win over Australian Jordan Thompson at Bercy Arena.

Paris Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Jordan Thompson to reach quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal battled into the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-1, 7-6 (7/3) win over Australian Jordan Thompson at Bercy Arena.
Rafael Nadal secured the 1,000th Tour-level victory of his illustrious career on Wednesday, becoming the fourth man to reach that mark with a comeback three-set win over Feliciano Lopez in the Paris Masters second round.

Rafael Nadal wins 1,000th ATP tour match

Rafael Nadal secured the 1,000th Tour-level victory of his illustrious career on Wednesday, becoming the fourth man to reach that mark with a comeback three-set win over Feliciano Lopez in the Paris Masters second round.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic braced for unhappy Rafael Nadal and Roland Garros demons

Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-12

Rafa Nadal ready for ‘most difficult ever Roland Garros’

Rafael Nadal admitted Friday that he faces his “most difficult ever Roland Garros” as he prepares for an assault on a 13th French Open title.
TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Nigerian doctor named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and...
Novak Djokovic survived a very close first set against Serbian compatriot Filip Krajinovic before moving through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open in Rome.

Novak Djokovic wins fifth Italian Open title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record 36th Masters crown on Monday, beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final of the Italian Open.

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