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Federer the best player to watch – Fognini

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Italian tennis ace Fabio Fognini believes Novak Djokovic will break Roger Federer’s Grand Slam singles titles record, but says the Swiss star is easier on the eye.

The Big 3 of Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic have dominated men’s tennis over the past two decades as they have shared 56 majors between them.

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Federer currently leads the way with 20 with Nadal one behind Djokovic on 17.

Fognini was asked about the Grand Slam record by La Gazzetta dello Sport and the world No 11 replied: “I think among the Big 3 he (Djokovic) is the one who can overcome most of all, for the head, the body, the hunger he has.

“But if you ask me who is the best player to watch I have to say Federer.”

Fognini, who took part in an Instagram Live chat with Djokovic during tennis’ enforced lockdown, also revealed that he was invited to compete in the Serb’s Ardia Tour, but he turned the world No 1 down.

“We had a good chat with Nole. I also asked him for some advice about meditation, maybe it could come in handy,” the Italian said.

“We have known each other since we were 14 years old. We were little more than children, but it was already clear that he would go on to do great things, he had an iron character even back then.

“We often talk, he asked me for some advice on the organisation of his (Ardia) tournament. He invited me, but I don’t think I can go there. Safety first.”

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End SARS: NECO postpones examination

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced the reschedule of Paper I Computer Studies Practicals which was to take place on Monday 19 October 2020 to November 16 2020.

This was made known in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani.

Sani said the paper was rescheduled because of the End SARS protests that blocked the free movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He further stated that the NECO delivery truck left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver examination materials to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

“This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule the Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s earlier scheduled to take place on Monday 19 October 2020, 10 am to 1 pm.

​”This unforeseen incident has been caused by the End SARS protest that blocked the free movement of transport at the City entrance gate Benin.

“The Council wishes to assure all stakeholders and the general public that the affected examination materials have been retrieved intact and are in the custody of NECO’s vault.

​”While regretting any inconveniences this rescheduling may cause our esteemed stakeholders, the Council has however taken this decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examinations procedures for seamless conduct of the Council’s examination.”

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