Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Djokovic wins US Open for 14th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro to win his 14th Grand Slam men's singles title on Sunday.Djokovic continued his dominance over Del Potro with a three straight set win of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to claim his third US Open title.The duo last met in a Grand Slam in the 2013 Wimbledon semi-final when Djokovic prevailed in five sets after [...]

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    Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams to become the first Japanese to win the US Open women's final.Osaka beat the former world number one in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance when the Japanese was three-months-old.Osaka is the youngest US Open women's finalist since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki won it in 2009.The encounter is [...]

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    Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has voiced her displeasure of being hounded by men of tennis' anti-doping agency, Usada, to submit samples despite being out of tournament.The multiple grand slam winner made this known through a series of messages on her social media page in the early hours of today, suggesting that she may be a target of Usada, labelling it the situation [...]

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    Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open ahead of her match with Maria Sharapova, citing a pectoral muscle injury.The 36-year-old American was making her Grand Slam comeback after a maternity break.Sharapova was looking to end her 14-year hoodoo against the three-time French Open champion. She will now be awarded a walkover in the women's draw."I've had issues with [...]

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    Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Marylove Edwards wins African Junior Championship qualifiers

Nigeria's junior tennis prodigy Marylove Edwards has won the U-14 2018 CAT/ITF West and Central African Junior Championship qualifiers.The 12-year-old who gave a good account of herself in Togo defeated Kumba of Mali in two straight sets to become the new champion.In the semi-final, she beat Stephanie of Cameroon 6-3, 6-0 after defeating Rodia Noudogbessi of Benin with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 [...]

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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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    NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

NTTF invites 47 players for Commonwealth Games trials

Less than five months to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has called up 47 players for the first phase of trials.In a statement made available to TheCable, the trials will be held at the National Stadium, Lagos, from December 11 to 16.According to the assistant secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 [...]

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    Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri has defeated Portugal's Marcos Freitas to qualify for the quarter-final of the 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open.Quadri beat the no. 12 seed in four straight sets.The Nigerian had on Thursday defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Ting, the no.5 seed."I just managed to catch the ball with my racket; I thought the ball had bounced on my side [...]

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    Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri crashes out of German Open

Aruna Quadri's opening at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open ended on a disappointing note.His loss to Hungarian Bence Majoros in the preliminary round ended stay in the competition.After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republic’s Michal Obeslo.But the victory could not progress him [...]

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    Quadri: I never rely on past glory, I develop new skills to remain at the top

Quadri: I never rely on past glory, I develop new skills to remain at the top

Aruna Quadri, a leading table tennis player in Africa, has expressed his determination to get better for every tournament as he prepares for his next challenge.The player says he never rests on his laurels.Quadri says he hopes to succeed at the German Open which will take place from November 7 to November 12."When I attend a competition, once it ends, [...]

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    Omotayo, Nosiru, Aiyelumo fly Nigeria’s flag at Belgium Open

Omotayo, Nosiru, Aiyelumo fly Nigeria’s flag at Belgium Open

Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will lead two other Nigerians to the 2017 ITTF Challenge Belgium Open which serves off on Tuesday, October 31.Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and Dotun Aiyelumo, will also begin their campaigns in the group stage of the men’s singles of the tournament.Omotayo has been drawn in Group two alongside Chinese Taipei’s Sun Chia-Hung and Germany’s Hohmeier Nils.Nosiru, meanwhile, [...]

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    Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Quadri signs three-year endorsement deal with Premier Lotto

Aruna Quadri has entered into a three-year endorsement deal worth $75,000 with sports betting firm, Premier Lotto.The deal gives Premier Lotto "the right to use Quadri’s name, likeness, voice, signature and biographical details as well photographs and other materials in promotional, sponsorship, advertising or marketing material relating" to its products.Quadri is also expected to attend and participate in Premier Lotto’s [...]

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    Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

Aruna Quadri bows out of ITTF World Cup

He came, fought but could not make it past the quarterfinal.Nigeria's Aruna Quadri on Saturday crashed out of the 2017 ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.Having worked his way into the main draw (round of 16) of the tournament, Quadri’s dream of repeating the 2014 quarter-final feat was extinguished by Japan’s Jun Mizutani.Quadri fell 4-0 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 7-11) to the [...]

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    2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

2017 ITTF World Cup: German tactician Adomeit to coach Aruna Quadri

Martin Adomeit has been engaged to coach Aruna Quadri at the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding from October 20 to 22 in Liege, Belgium.Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, secured the services of the former Germany coach for the Nigerian.Adomeit was part of the Nigeria’s technical crew to the 2015 African Games, where Nigeria humbled Egypt to win the men’s team event of [...]

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    Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, 12-year-old Nigerian, shines at ITTF Egypt Junior Open

Taiwo Mati, a 12-year-old budding tennis star, showed class to win two gold medals at the ITTF Junior Open in Egypt.The Ondo state-born player was one of the standout players of the five-day tournament.Mati, who was awarded the most improved player at the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open, defeated Egyptian and Tunisian opponents to emerge as champion in both the Cadet [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins Polish Open

Aruna Quadri wins Polish Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men’s singles event of the ITTF Challenge Polish Open.The Nigerian defeated Japan’s Kaii Yoshida after six sets (11-7, 11-13 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 14-12) to become the first African to win an ITTF title outside the continent.The match against the Japanese lived up to expectation as both players tested each other strength-for-strength and skill-for-skill but it [...]

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