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Djokovic splits with coach

Tennis world number two Novak Djokovic has split with his coach, Boris Becker, three years after adding the German multiple Grand Slam winner to his team. Djokovic won six of his 12 major titles after hiring Becker but has suffered a slump in form over the past six months. He confirmed their parting of ways […]

NCC Tennis League resumes Oct. 28

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Tennis League will resume on Oct. 28 with a high-stake tie between Team Lead Way and defending champions, Team Tombim, at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. The league was supposed to hold on Oct. 7 to Oct. 23 but was postponed because of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis which started […]

Kerber beats Halep to close on WTA Finals last four

World number one, Angelique Kerber beat Romania’s Simona Halep 6-4 6-2 to all but book her place in the last four of the WTA Finals in Singapore. The German, who beat Dominika Cibulkova in Monday’s opener, swept past world number four Halep in 82 minutes. “I’m feeling very, very good here,” said Kerber. American Madison […]

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open title

Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, on Sunday triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 after almost four hours of high intensity tennis. He even held his nerve when the […]

Omotayo wins silver at Westchester Open tournament

A national table tennis player, Olajide Omotayo, on Tuesday attributed the silver medal he won at the Westchester Open tournament in the U.S. to hard work. He defeated Kai Zhang of China 3-1 in the final of the competition which ended last Sunday. “This is one of the biggest tournaments hosted here in the U.S., […]

Rio Olympics: Murray wins tennis gold

Britain’s Andy Murray became the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday in Rio. An emotional 29-year-old Murray secured a thrilling 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 victory to make it Great Britain’s most successful day at an overseas Games with five gold medals. The see-saw […]

Rio Olympics: Murray, Nadal proceed to quarter-finals

Defending champion Andy Murray survived a scare to reach the Rio Olympics men’s singles quarter-finals, while Rafael Nadal and Juan del Potro also advanced. Murray fought back after losing eight successive games to register a 6-1 2-6 6-3 victory over Italian Fabio Fognini. He and Heather Watson then completed a 6-3 6-3 win over Spain’s […]

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