â€œI think itâ€™s always helpful. He is a hard hitter. In the next round it will be a lefty. It will be much more of a strategic match, I believe.â€Nadal, another player who is yet to drop a set, plays another left-hander in Czech Vesely, the world number 93.Nigeria Open Tâ€™tennis Has Impacted Positively on Lagos, Says TandohIt is a known fact that ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open has continued to attract international attention to the commercial nerve center of Nigeria â€“ Lagos State in the last five years.As Nigeriaâ€™s largest urban area, Lagos is a major financial centre and the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Kweku Tandoh believes the staging of the annual ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open has put the state on international limelight as well as exposed its tourism potentials to the world.â€œThe ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open is indeed a unique event that started out as the Lagos International Table Tennis Classics in 2014. Just after one year of its coming into existence, the success of the event attracted the attention of the ITTF into approving its inclusion in the ITTF annual calendar of events and the event has continued to grow in leaps and bounds.The impact of the Nigeria Open on Lagos State has been huge and beneficial in many respects. For example, the event annually attracts tourists from all over the world into the State. It has helped to showcase the beneficial synergy between sports and tourism, a major area of focus for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.â€œIn addition, many Lagos State athletes are now annually exposed to meeting, watching and playing with international players and is has helped to improve their own performances. Commerce and local business also thrive in the State during the Nigeria Open as there are increased commercial activities in and around the venues, hotels improve occupancy rates and sponsors and partners have an opportunity to market their products and make brisk sales. Of course the period of the event and its international flavour, international media exposure all help to ensure that Lagos State is in the international spotlight. Another benefit to the State is the opportunity the event offers our Sports Commission staff to build capacity in the area of sports event planning and organization,â€ Tandoh said.For 2018, Kweku Tandoh said: â€œThis year Lagos State has improved upon its partnership contribution as promised by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during the finals of last yearâ€™s event. We are also working closely with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) to ensure that this yearâ€™s event is bigger and better in all ramifications.â€œNigeria Open offers us the opportunity to use sports/ sporting events to boost tourism. The event will also be listed in the Lagos State Tourism Annual Calendar. We also intend to incorporate bus and/or boat tours for the visiting athletes and officials and also expose them to the sights, sounds, arts and culture of the State.Many of the international players who have attended previous events have become â€œtourism ambassadorsâ€ for the state as they always look forward to coming back to Lagos.â€â€œAs the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, my expectation for this yearâ€™s Nigeria Open is that we surpass all that has been achieved in the past regarding this event. And we will put in all the hard work that is required to enable us attain unto greater heights, working closely with the LOC, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and ITTF,â€ he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With all of the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s last 16 singles ties taking place, it is one of the most exciting days in the tennis calendar.Defending champion Federer faces French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino while two-time champion Nadal plays Jiri Vesely.Seven-time winner Williams, the favourite for the womenâ€™s title, plays Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina. Three-time champion Novak Djokovic will play Karen Khachanov while Gael Monfils meets eighth seed Kevin Anderson.Karolina Pliskova, the only remaining womenâ€™s top 10 seed, plays world number 20 Kiki Bertens.Federer made serene progress through the first three rounds, extending his run of consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 as he bids for a record-extending ninth menâ€™s title.The Swiss swept aside big-hitting Jan-Lennard Struff in one hour and 34 minutes in round three but said he is pleased at the variety of opponents he has played so far.â€œItâ€™s good that I faced different types of opponents I think in this first week, and was able to find a way to get through,â€ Federer said.
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH that includes Sumner Countyâ€¦which is in effect from Sunday night through Monday evening, in a press release sent through the Sumner Emergency Management office.Significant snowfall accumulations are expected Sunday night through Monday evening across the area. The greatest amounts of 6 to 12 inches are expected northwest of the Kansas Turnpike in central and south central Kansas. Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches are possible south of the Turnpike.Northerly winds will be strong through the event with sustained winds of 20-25 mph and gusts to 30 mph or higher. At times visibilities could be reduced to a quarter-mileâ€¦snowpacked, blowing and drifting roads will cause travel to be dangerous, and is highly discouraged.More snow on Sunday? Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down No one special · 389 weeks ago Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 389 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments