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Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka set for US Open showdown

US teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka will meet in a third-round showdown Saturday at the US Open, each curious to test her game against the other.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacst during the men's singles second round match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Day Four of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Roger Federer in Slams

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic takes inspiration from a talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men’s Grand Slam singles titles.
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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.
Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.-5

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal threaten Novak Djokovic bid for historic Slam

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the championship trophy during the presentation ceremony after his victory against Spain’s Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final on day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2019. Saeed KHAN / AFP

Novak Djokovic hails Rafael Nadal rout as his ‘best’ Slam final performance

Novak Djokovic said he played his “best final in a Grand Slam” to win a record magnificent seventh Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 rout of Rafael Nadal Sunday.
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Margaret Court: Nerves could jinx Serena Williams’ record Grand Slam bid

Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams’ bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title.
Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands celebrate their victory. GETTY IMAGES

Jamie Murray, Bethanie Mattek-Sands win US Open mixed doubles title

For 33-year-old American Mattek-Sands, who has five women’s doubles titles at the Slams, it was an emotional victory, coming just over a year since she suffered an horrific knee injury at Wimbledon
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacst during the men's singles second round match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Day Four of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic aims to cut ‘gentle giant’ Juan Martin del Potro down to size

Novak Djokovic hailed Juan Martin del Potro as a “gentle giant” but he’ll have no hesitation in attempting to cut his close friend down to size in Sunday’s US Open final.
Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts to a point against James Duckworth of Australia during their 2018 US Open men's tennis match August 27, 2018 in New York. This year's tournament marks the 50th anniversary of the Grand Slam event. / AFP PHOTO / Kena Betancur

Andy Murray needs seven hours a day to keep hip in shape

Former world number one Andy Murray won his first match at a Grand Slam for 14 months on Monday and then revealed he has to spend seven hours a day to keep his repaired hip from breaking down.

Serena Williams faces Wimbledon fight as Paris party falls flat

Serena Williams admits her dream of an eighth Wimbledon title could either be saved or shattered in a Paris doctor's office this week.

Serena Williams: I want to make my daughter proud of me

Serena Williams said she wants to make her daughter proud after fighting back to reach the French Open third round on Thursday.

Boris Becker: Mental battle key to Novak Djokovic comeback

Former world number one Novak Djokovic's toughest hurdle when he returns to the ATP Tour after a long injury absence will be a mental one, believes former coach Boris Becker.

Rafa Nadal faces SA’s Anderson for US Open title

Rafael Nadal moved one win away from a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown Friday when he defeated weary Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.

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Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
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‘Yahoo boy’ bags 66 years jail term for €55,000 fraud

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate berates Ogoni cleanup despite $360 million provision

The Senate on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work on the Ogoniland cleanup project despite the $360m released for it.
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Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, after an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 was put into isolation.
Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s experience is coming to the fore, saying the gap left by Itumeleng Khune is slowly getting filled.

Pressure on Kaizer Chiefs manager to drop Daniel Akpeyi for Soweto derby

The pressure is mounting on Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Ernst Middendorp to drop Daniel Akpeyi as first choice goalkeeper for Itumeleng Khune ahead of the Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates this weekend.