Quadri, Oshonaike out of Seamaster ITTF Nigeria Challenge

Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun on Saturday sent the number one seeded player, Aruna Quadri, packing at the ongoing Seamaster ITTF Nigeria Open holding at the Teslim Balogun, Stadium. Abiodun defeated Quaudri, the competition favourite,  4-2 in a keenly contested match, which...

Federer qualifies for ATP Finals for record 15th time

Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP Finals for a record 15th time after the Swiss world number three won a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, the Association of Tennis Professionals confirmed on Monday. The 35-year-old six-time...

Rejuvenated Federer back to conquer Wimbledon again

LONDON (Reuters) - When Roger Federer landed heavily on his knee on his beloved Wimbledon turf 12 months ago, few would have put money on the popular Swiss walking back through the All England Club gates as the favourite to...

Djokovic hires new coach ahead of Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic will add another former top player to his coaching team next week. The 30-year-old Serbian confirmed on Saturday that former World No. 7 Mario Ancic will join him, along with Andre Agassi, during the fortnight at Wimbledon. Djokovic said he has long known...

Konta withdraws from Eastbourne with spine injury

British number one Johanna Konta has withdrawn from Eastbourne due to a thoracic spine injury. Konta had been due to play Karolina Pliskova on Friday in the Aegon International semi-finals, but has dropped out of the competition to receive treatment. The...

Lendl confident Murray will be fit for Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl is "not at all" concerned that injury would prevent the world number one from defending his Wimbledon title next week. Murray has twice pulled out of matches at a grasscourt exhibition tournament in...

Djokovic ease into semifinals at Eastbourne

Novak Djokovic converted his fourth match point to beat Donald Young 6-2, 7-6 (9) Thursday and advance to the semifinals at the Eastbourne International, a warmup event for Wimbledon. The top-seeded Djokovic saved two set points, on Young's serve at...

Venus Williams blamed for fatal accident

The police in Florida  have blamed  Venus Williams, for the two-car crash  on June 9 that eventually killed a passenger in the other vehicle. News of the fatal wreck near Williams’ home in Palm Beach Gardens surfaced in media accounts...

Serena Williams tells John McEnroe to ‘Respect my Privacy’

Serena Williams has responded to John McEnroe's claims that she would struggle on the men's tennis circuit by telling her fellow American to "keep me out of your statements that are not factually based." Seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe reopened...

Nadal first to qualify for ATP World Tour Finals

Rafael Nadal has become the first player to book his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after the Spaniard won a record 10th French Open title in Paris on Sunday. Nadal has claimed four...