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Rafael Nadal
RAFAEL NADAL lost to Marin Cilic after withdrawing injured from their Australian Open quarter-final. Marin Cilic beat Rafael Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-2 2-0 at the Australian Open in Melbourne after the Spaniard retired hurt. The Spaniard took the first set 6-3 as he looked to reach the semi-finals of a tournament that he has won just once. However, Cilic claimed the...
Novak Djokovic
AUSTRALIAN OPEN: 6-time Champion, Novak Djokovic has crashed out of the tournament in a very surprising manner after losing to Chung Hyeon. Novak Djokovic's return to tennis was cut short at the Australian Open after a surprise 7-6(7-4) 7-5 7-6(7-3) defeat by South Korea's Chung Hyeon. The unseeded Chung qualified for the quarter-finals after a dogged and technically impressive performance against one...
Angelique KKerber
Angelique Kerber brushed aside the challenge from Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. Kerber, who was champion in 2016, swat past Sharapova in 64 minutes and by so is the only former Aussie Open champion left in the race for the 2018 crown. After the victory she said,...
Serena Williams
Tennis Superstar, Serena Williams has expressed her absolute excitement at seeing Nigeria's women bobsleigh team in action. The proud mother of one tweeted to support Nigeria’s women bobsledding team this afternoon, as she enjoys some good music by Dr. Dre, Above the Noise. In her Caption, Serena tweeted “This video literally gave me chills, I am so excited to watch Nigeria...
Rafa Nadal
AUSTRALIA OPEN- Rafael Nadal wasted no time in reaching the third round, dropping only one service game - while serving for the match - and making just 10 unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday. Nadal, who won the French and US Opens last year but had his preparation for Australia delayed because of an...
Australian Open-Federer
Australian Open 2018: Champion Federer will begin the defense of his Open title next week when he faces Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in the first round. The 36-year-old Federer dropped a set in the opening round to qualifier Jurgen Melzer, showing signs of ring-rust after six months out of the game. Roger Federer is the favourite to defend his Australian Open title in...
Serena Wiliams
Former WTA World No.1 and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced that she will not defend her Australian Open title in two weeks, missing her fourth straight major tournament since marrying and giving birth to daughter, Alexis Olympia. Serena's full statement:
Serena Williams  competed and won the Australian Open last year, but this year neither she nor 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia will be there. Twelve days before the start the tournament, the tennis star, 36, announced she has withdrawn with a statement shared on Snapchat Thursday. Williams was expected to defend her title this month. “After performing in my first match after giving...
Defending Champions Nigeria
Nigeria Basketball team Captain IK Diogu has agreed to a contact on Tuesday with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, freelance reporter David Pick reports. A lottery pick by the Warriors in 2005, the 34-year-old Diogu hasn't made an NBA appearance since 2011-12. It appears safe to say that the Nigerian national will play overseas for the remainder...
Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN
AFN President, Ibrahim Gusau has said that the Federation's 2018 goal is to pursue an aggressive drive for talent discovery. Nigeria will once again return to the Commonwealth Games this time in Australia's Gold Coast but Athletics may not be a big prospect as it was in the past. In order to bridge the widening gulf between the elite athletes and...
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