30 players compete for glory at the 35th Dala Tennis Championships | The Guardian Nigeria News

Tournament Director of the ongoing Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship, which began yesterday, Mallam Yusuf Datti, announced that 30 players will be competing for the grand prize in the main draw of the event, which began yesterday in Kano. He said the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) invited 20 men and 10 women who will be … Read more

Djokovic gets visa for Australian Open 2023 — Sport — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Former world number one Novak Djokovic will be granted a visa to attend the 2023 Australian Open, local media reports said on Tuesday, despite his deportation from the country ahead of this year’s tournament in January. The Australian government has decided to grant the unvaccinated Serb a visa to compete in the Grand Slam, ending … Read more

Teenage Rune upsets Djokovic to win Paris Masters – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Danish teenager Holger Rune shocked six-time champion Novak Djokovic as he clinched his maiden Masters title in Paris on Sunday after winning 3-6 6-3 7-5 after a set. Rune, 19, became the youngest winner of the Paris tournament since Boris Becker in 1986 after beating five top 10 players in as many days. He is … Read more

Table Tennis League takes place today in Lagos | The Guardian Nigeria News

Inside and outside teams are expected to converge in Lagos today to compete in the Lagos State Table Tennis League at Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos. This year’s edition is a warm-up event prior to the National Sports Festival, taking place this month in Asaba, Delta. According to Lagos State Table Tennis Association chairman Tunji Lawal, … Read more

Tournament Director – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Novak Djokovic is excited to play at the Australian Open but it’s up to him to “clarify the situation with the government,” tournament boss Craig Tiley said on Wednesday while confirming Russians and Belarusians can compete as neutrals. This year’s championship was overshadowed by an unvaccinated Djokovic who was expelled from Australia on the eve … Read more

Djokovic claims 90th career title with Astana win | The Guardian Nigeria News

Novak Djokovic clinched his 90th career title and fourth of 2022 with a dominant straight-set win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s ATP Finals in Astana. Djokovic, 35, triumphed 6-3, 6-4 in 75 minutes, adding the trophies he’d won at Israel, Rome and Wimbledon this season. It was the ninth straight match win for the fourth … Read more

Rising tennis star Tiafoe stays focused after ‘crazy month’ – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Frances Tiafoe on Sunday reflected on a “crazy month” in which he reached a US Open semi-final and had a starring role at the Laver Cup – but hopes it’s just the start. The world number 19. from the United States made his mark when he stunned Rafael Nadal on his way to a surprise … Read more

Rabiu, Joseph win third Efunkoya Cadet Table Tennis Championships | The Guardian Nigeria News

Aisha Rabiu and Victor Joseph won the girls and boys categories at the third Dr. AA Efunkoya Cadet Table Tennis Championships. The event took place at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Rabiu upset defending champion Taiwo Akanbi 3-1 (11-4, 11-8, 11-8) to win the girls’ singles title, while Joseph defeated Tobi Adebakin 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, … Read more

Rain forces organizers to postpone Lagos Tennis Cup by a week | The Guardian Nigeria News

The organizers of the Lagos Tennis Cup 2022, Tennis Management Company Limited (TMCL), have brought the competition forward by one week due to the rains expected this week. TMCL said in a statement yesterday that the tournament will now take place from October 4th to 9th. The second edition of the Lagos Tennis Cup is … Read more

Federer bids emotional farewell to tennis at Laver Cup | The Guardian Nigeria News

Roger Federer will draw the curtain on his spectacular career in a Super Special match alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal on Friday at the Laver Cup in London. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who is plagued by a knee injury, has not played since the quarter-finals at Wimbledon 2021 and last week announced his retirement … Read more