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AKTV on IBC airs 2013 Australian Open

Announcements, Sports
Hello fellow tennis fans! I have great news to share. AKTV, the country’s premier sports channel, will once again give sports fans the opportunity to catch the heart-stopping tennis action of the Australian Open starting January 22, 2013. The 2013 Australian Open is being held in Melbourne and it also offers the biggest prize money in the tournament - US$ 2.5 Million each for the men’s and women’s singles champions. The biggest names in tennis have already advanced to the next stages the Australian Open 2013. Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer are hitting the hard courts this year. Defending Women’s Singles champion Victoria Azarenka, on the other hand, is hoping to continue her winning streak. Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Svetlana Kusnetsova are also ...

Senate commends Mindanaoan junior tennis champ Francis “Nino” Belderol Alcantara

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The Philippine Senate recently formally commended Mindanaoan Francis Casey "Niño" Alcantara, the first Filipino Australian Open champ, via a resolution. Just this week, the senators unanimously adopted Senate Resolution Number 860 authored by Senator Pia Cayetano commending the country's newest sports phenomenon. Alcantara recently nabbed the Junior Boys Doubles crown of the Australian Open Tennis Championships. Alcantara played alongside partner Cheng-Peng Hsiehtoi of Taiwan. Alcantara, 17 years old, is a student of Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan University) in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. The son of a Bukidnon native (his mother Sarah is from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Mindanao), this young Mindanaoan is the very first Filipino to win a "Grand Slam" tennis tournament. * Nin...
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