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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 […]

Tennis: Nigeria qualifies for Davis Cup, Osewa wins silver

The impressive performance of Team Nigeria at the 39th ITF/CAT African Junior Championship concluded over the weekend in Pretoria, South Africa has been rewarded with a ticket for the Junior Davis Cup scheduled for Egypt later this year. Also, Michael Osewa emerged silver medalist in the boy’s 14 & under category of the 11-day tournament […]

Tennis star admits to match-fixing

Allegations of corruption in world tennis were reignited on Monday when a former Australian professional tennis player pleaded guilty to match-fixing. The acknowledgment came just hours after a top global bookmaker suspended betting on a suspicious match at the Australian Open. The case against former 187-ranked player Nick Lindahl reached court after reports surfaced last […]

Good start for Nigerian players at AJC qualifiers

Nigerian players on Sunday had an impressive start at the ongoing qualifiers in Abuja for the 2016 African Junior Tennis Championships (AJC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the qualifiers which began on Sunday are holding at the tennis courts of the National Stadium in Abuja. In one of the matches, Sani Musa […]

Tennis not growing in Zimbabwe- Garanganga

Sunday Akintoye A US-based Zimbabwe player, Takanyi Garanganga has lamented the slow pace of development of the game of tennis in his native land. Garanganga, one of the several foreign stars taking part in the 15th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship going on at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan on Lagos Island, opined that […]

Djokovic beats Murray to round off a wonder year

Novak Djokovic says he has reached the peak of his career by taking a “holistic approach”, leaving nothing to chance. The 28-year-old Serb put the finishing touches to one of the greatest years in tennis history on Sunday when he swept aside old rival Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Paris Masters. […]

Tennis: 15th Governor’s Cup holds 5-19 December

The International Tennis Federation, ITF, has confirmed that the 15th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship will hold from 5-19 December. The annual tennis tournament has attracted hundreds of international stars to Lagos, Nigeria since it became an ITF approved competition. The first edition was staged during the tenure of Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu […]

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