Tennis

Rublev inspires Russia to Davis Cup quarter-final win over Serbia

A spirited Russia battled past 2010 champions Serbia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Friday to reach the last four of the competition...

Court sacks new Emirs, dissolves four Emirates

A Kano High Court has nullified the appointment of four new emirs upgraded to the status of first-class emirs by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Subsequently,...

Pospisil keeps Davis Cup magic alive as Canada advance

MADRID Whatever the pros and cons of the new-fangled Davis Cup Finals, the old competition’s knack of inspiring players to upset the form book...

Hurting Hewitt pans Davis Cup scheduling after Australia eliminated

MADRID Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt criticised the scheduling at the revamped Davis Cup Finals after his team lost 2-1 to Canada in the quarter-finals...

Canada see off Australia to reach Davis Cup semis

MADRID Canada booked their place in the Davis Cup semi-finals as Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov won the deciding rubber against Australia on Thursday....

Pospisil inspires Canada to victory over Australia

MADRID Canada’s tennis revolution continued as they claimed their first ever Davis Cup victory over Australia to reach the semi-finals on Thursday with 150th-ranked...

Spain’s Bautista Agut out of Davis Cup after father’s death

MADRID Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals after the death of his father on Thursday. Bautista Agut played in...

All eyes on Uganda’s Nakalembe as Ikoyi Ladies Open tees off today

Four handicappers, Irene Nakalembe from Uganda is poised to defend the Ikoyi Ladies Open title she won last year, as the event gets underway...

Serbia and Britain into last eight at Davis Cup

MADRID Serbia sealed their place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in straightforward fashion but Britain survived another nailbiter before joining them in the last-eight...

Start times tweaked to avoid late shows at Davis Cup

MADRID Organisers of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid have brought forward the start times of Friday’s last-eight ties by half an hour after...

American Opelka calls ATP Cup ‘pathetic’

MADRID American number three Reilly Opelka signed off from the Davis Cup Finals by firing a shot at the looming ATP Cup, describing the...

Serbia into last eight at Davis Cup

MADRID Serbia sealed their place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in straightforward fashion on Thursday, brushing France aside to join Spain, Australia, Canada, Russia...

Moi-moi leaf plant prevents kidney, liver damage

Nigerian researchers have demonstrated how Moi moi leaf plant (Thaumatococcus danielli) protects against the complications of diabetes such as kidney damage as well as...

Buhari signs open defecation-free order

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has signed Executive Order 009 entitled, The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order. According to the statement...

Australia pull out of doubles in tit-for-tat with Canada

MADRID Australia retired one game into their doubles dead rubber against Belgium at the Davis Cup Finals, placing the revamped tournament under further scrutiny...

Davis Cup Finals turning into the late, late show

MADRID The Davis Cup Finals schedule was thrown into chaos on Wednesday as, for the second day running, the challenge of fitting in six...

Spain cruise into Davis Cup last eight, holders Croatia eliminated

MADRID Hosts Spain made smooth progress into the last eight of the Davis Cup Finals but elsewhere in La Caja Magica on Wednesday it...

Djokovic calls for merger of ATP Cup and Davis Cup

MADRID Novak Djokovic says the Davis Cup Finals and the ATP Cup cannot co-exist and must merge and believes an elite eight-nation competition in...

Canada’s gift to U.S. criticised by rival nations

MADRID Canada’s decision to forfeit their doubles rubber in Tuesday’s Group F clash against the U.S. at the revamped Davis Cup Finals has come...

Murray admits being out of shape after Davis Cup scare

MADRID Former world number one Andy Murray admitted he was not in the best physical shape to open Britain’s Davis Cup Finals campaign after...

Murray claws out victory to give Britain lead, Serbia win

MADRID Andy Murray gave Britain a winning start in their opening Davis Cup Finals tie against the Netherlands but only after suffering a huge...

I’ll stop when my body tells me to, says Federer

Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later the 38-year-old is still going strong...

Canada finally beat US to reach Davis Cup last eight

MADRID Canada became the first nation to reach the quarter-finals of the revamped Davis Cup on Tuesday after beating the United States for the...

Davis Cup format needed a revamp, says Murray

The 119-year-old Davis Cup was in need of a revamp as the old format did not allow the top players to compete over the...

ISWAP kill four Nigerian troops

Jihadists have killed four Nigerian soldiers and a member of a local self-defence group in an ambush in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources said...

Nadal sparks Spanish comeback, Canada into last eight

MADRID Shortly before midnight on Tuesday in Madrid’s La Caja Magica, Rafa Nadal punched the air as chants of “Rafa, Rafa” echoed around the...

Canada finally beat U.S. to reach Davis Cup last eight

MADRID Canada became the first nation to reach the quarter-finals of the revamped Davis Cup as they beat the United States for the first...

Kyrgios confident Australia can win Davis Cup

MADRID Nick Kyrgios returned from a two-month break to launch Australia’s Davis Cup challenge on Tuesday and believes they can win the trophy for...

Silence reigns for Les Blues as they beat Japan

MADRID The last time France played a Davis Cup tie around 60,000 fans flocked to Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy soccer stadium over three days...

Murray can be Britain’s Davis Cup trump card

MADRID Britain’s Leon Smith could be the envy of the other 17 Davis Cup captains this week with three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray...