In what could be described as tall dreams, Christopher Bulus and Oyinlomo Quadri; wild card entrants to this year’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship, have vowed to win the tournament.
The players were handed the wild cards to play in the Futures 4 and 5 alongside Adetayo Adetunji and Sarah Adegoke, for their impressive performances in the junior cadre of Nigerian tennis as a way of exposing them to world class tennis and to build them up for the nearest future.
|Christopher Bulus in training ahead of the championship.|
And Bulus – the winner of a recent ITF junior circuit in Togo – and Oyinlomo, who has been one of the most outstanding juniors in the country, have both vowed to win the championship as against just being among the ‘also-rans’ in the competition.
“This is not a Futures tournament that I just want to participate in for the sake of playing a competition, it is a championship that should be won.
“If I play good, I can win the tournament; anything is possible. And for sure, I want to win the tournament, because I don’t want to be put in a corner,” the Morocco-based Oyinlomo stated.
In a similar vein, Bulus, a quarterfinalist at the Senior CBN Open in Nigeria early this year, believes he has an outside chance of winning the tournament just like every other player participating in the competition, eventhough he is not ranked among the top players.
|Oyinlomo Quadri is training really hard ahead of the Futures 4 and 5 in Lagos.|
The player ranked 447 in the junior category said: “I have the chance of playing really hard in the tournament, therefore I can also win it.
“I will always give my best on the court and see how it turns out, but I will not participate in a tournament and not think I can win too.”