Joseph Imeh will be hoping for a second consecutive national title and a back-to-back win at the Rainoil Tennis Open Championship when he plays his first match today.
Imeh who is presently Nigeria’s number two male tennis player, will also be eyeing the top spot then he starts his title defense today at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, venue of the annual competition.
The former Nigerian number one is the only player in this year’s competition to have played in final of the editions of the tournament since inception, the other being Henry Atseye, and seems to be much acquainted with the clay court.
Even though he’s not particularly had a great year on the tennis circuit, Imeh will be capitalizing on recent form to scale through the hurdles of the Rainoil Open tournament.
Sylvester on the other hand, will be hoping to consolidate on his current ranking when he also starts his campaign in the competition this year, as he’ll look forward to breaking the jinx of dropping before the final.
Imeh takes on Pius Lawrence in the second match on court four while Sylvester will trade tackles against Paul Linus in the second match on court three.
Nigeria Tennis Live is keeping a close eye on the competition and the players who will make a difference as the national tennis calendar nears its end.