Davis Cup final: Croatia lead Argentina in Zagreb

Croatia will take a 2-1 advantage into the last day of the Davis Cup final after winning Saturday's doubles against Argentina in Zagreb. Buoyed on by home support, Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig beat Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo...
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Krstin, Conny win 2017 Governor’s Cup

Serbia’s Pedja Krstin, seeded number three in the second leg of just-concluded Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis, has attributed his second win in the competition to persistence, focus and dedication. Krstin defeated France’s Johan Tatlot, seeded seven, in three sets, 6-2,...

Australian Open: Djokovic begins bid for 7th title

World number two Novak Djokovic needs no reminder of the threat posed by Spain’s Fernando Verdasco as he begins his quest for a seventh Australian Open title on Tuesday. Djokovic saved five match points against Verdasco in the semi-finals in...

Obayomi, two others get Tennis Scholarship

Nigerian junior table tennis player, Michael Obayomi, along with two other players Mustapha Bello and Akabom Eyo has been awarded scholarships by the Lagos-based American Hospital, Lekki. The hospital said they formed a table tennis club to nurture the talents...
Roger Federer

Murray: Federer capable of winning French Open 2017

World No 1 Andy Murray feels it would be a mistake to write off the chances of Roger Federer at this year’s French Open, despite the Swiss missing much of the clay court season. Federer, 35, has had a remarkable...

Tennis in Scotland nets £15m funding boost

Tennis in Scotland is to benefit from a £15m funding drive to double the number of indoor courts to 225 within the decade and boost participation. Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Michael Downey said it was time to "seize the...

Murray in relax mood after dethroning Djokovic

Andy Murray insisted he was taking nothing for granted going into the Tour Finals in London next week after overtaking Novak Djokovic as the new world number one. The 29-year-old celebrated his coronation by claiming a 14th Masters 1000 title...

Roger Federer takes two months off after Miami Open 

Roger Federer expects to take nearly two months off after winning the Miami Open with his only 2017 clay-court tournament being the French Open. The 35-year-old beat Rafael Nadal in Miami on Sunday, to win his third title since January. Federer,...

ATP suspends Nick Kyrgios for two months

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been banned for coming eight ATP titles and weeks and fined $25,000 (£20,560) for his misbehave during a week ago's Shanghai Masters. The 21-year-old batted the ball over the net a few times when...

Aruna says ITTF World Tour Open launching pad for 2017 competitions

Africa’s number one table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, says the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest is his launching pad for competitions in the year. Aruna told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...