Abdulmumin Babalola will be seeking to break the ‘recent jinx’ of reaching a CBN Open final without winning it when he comes up against Sylvester Emmanuel at the men’s singles event later today.
Monaco, as the legendary tennis player is fondly called, has been quite outstanding in the tournament in spite of his age, and had to defeat Joseph Imeh in a final set encounter to reach the CBN Open final for the second consecutive year.
More than ever, the motivation to write his name in the record books as one with most wins in the 41-year-old competition will fill his mind.
But he also comes against Sylvester, a young man who rarely loses in finals of major competitions that he gets into.
With both players highly motivated for this match, tennis spectators at the Package B of the National Stadium, Abuja, will be treated to undiluted top class, fast action tennis when the pair square up later today.
Their match comes after the encounter between Oyinlomo Quadre and Christie Agugbom in the women’s singles final which many are topping the former to easily win.
Nigeria Tennis Live will be on ground to report proceedings from the matches which are sure to interest tennis followers across the country.