17-year-old Ireland-based Nigerian Eyeing 2018 Gov’s Cup Wins U-18 Tourney In The UK
Adebola Obasoto, the 17-year-old Ireland -based tennis youngster born to Nigerian parents, has won the Birchwood L & TC Winter Regional Tour for U-18 boys.
According to information made available to Nigerian Tennis Live, the youngster who represented Nigeria at the ITF Junior Circuit recently held across three weeks in Benin Republic and Togo, was the number one seed at the tournament and he proved his rating by defeating all his opponents en route to the medal placing on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Obasoto, who believes he can become the best player in the world at the age of 22, is regarded as one of the best talents in his category across the United Kingdom, and has regularly justified the high ratings with spectacular performances.
The win, our correspondent gathered, has also qualified Obasoto for an automatic entrance into Grade 2 British tour to play against some of the best UK players in his age category from 26-28 October.
|Young Adebola poses with the medal he won at the British tournament on Sunday, 8 October, 2017.|
An elated Yemi Obasoto, the player’s father, told Nigerian Tennis Live that: “When he moved to UK last year, he did not have any ranking point despite being number one in Ireland, so he had to start from the scratch to build his ranking.
“Because of that he could not play in any grade two tournament unless he got a wild card or get in if a player withdraws. But if he wins any grade three competition, he gets automatic entry into grade two British tour which he got after the win on Sunday.”