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Roger Federer’s best memory – 2008 edition: the most epic match ever

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Roger Federer’s career is studded with great successes and incredible records: with 20 Slams, he is the record holder but the Swiss Maestro has achieved other great goals, such as eight triumphs at Wimbledon, the weeks as the world no. 1,

and the titles on the grass and hard courts. For each season, however, there is a particular goal, an achievement that should be highlighted. In 2008 Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played one of the biggest tennis matches ever, at Wimbledon 2008 was a complicated season for Federer.

Already, starting from the Australian Open, where the winner was Novak Djokovic. At the beginning of the year, he had mononucleosis, which did not allow him to train well. At Roland Garros, he was again defeated by Rafael Nadal.

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His only triumph in a Slam occurred in September, at the US Open, when he defeated a young Andy Murray in straight sets. However the pinnacle of his season, despite the defeat, was the Wimbledon final. For the third consecutive year, he faced Nadal, who was improving year after year on grass.

That epic finale touched one of the highest points in the history of tennis, with peaks of emotions, quality and drama that thrilled the crowd, fans, media and insiders. To get to the final Federer eliminated Hrbatý, Söderling, Gicquel, Hewitt, Ancic and Safin.

Nadal won the first two sets of the final 6-4, 6-4. Federer was in trouble, but with pride and mental strength, he won the third and fourth sets in two tie-breaks, 7-6(5), 7-6(8). The epilogue was the incredible fifth set, won by Nadal 9-7.

It was an epochal battle, the end of an era for Federer, Wimbledon winner for five consecutive years. But it was a triumph for tennis, which lived one of its main pages. Federer won Wimbledon three more times after 2008. “(Post-match) was a tragic situation for me.

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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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