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Tennis participation in 2019 SEAG in peril

By Nick Giongco The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will hold a General Assembly on Nov. 22 to vote whether to suspend the Philippine Lawn Tennis Association (Philta) or not. The POC Membership Committee has already recommended Philta’s suspension following the directives of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body for the sport. “If […]

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LONDON (AFP) – Novak Djokovic booked his place in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals as the world number one dispatched Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday. Djokovic is chasing a sixth ATP Finals title and his first in the prestigious season-ending event at London’s O2 Arena since 2015. In his 11th appearance at the […]

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Federer staves off elimination

LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as the six-time champion eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday. After losing his opening match at London’s O2 Arena against Kei Nishikori, Federer would have crashed out if he had been beaten by Thiem. Only once before has […]

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Djokovic in peak form

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Djokovic in peak form

LONDON (AFP) – Novak Djokovic sent out a warning to his rivals at the ATP Finals on Monday, brushing aside big-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-3 to launch his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in style. Earlier, in the same Guga Kuerten group, Alexander Zverev made it six consecutive wins against Marin Cilic […]

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LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer suffered a shock straight-sets defeat to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals on Sunday, severely denting his bid for the 100th title of his illustrious career. The Swiss, who has won the season-ending event a record six times, produced an uncharacteristically error-prone and fractious display as the Japanese seventh seed […]

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LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer is aiming to complete a century of titles at the ATP Finals but will likely have to find a way past the irrepressible Novak Djokovic, who is looking to round off his astonishing season in style. The two men, with 34 Grand Slams between them, are the twin titans at […]

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