Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus keeps raising the bar with his performance whenever he takes to the court as he has just caused a very unprecedented upset in Georgia, USA.
The world 1287 Nigerian has just defeated his opponent, Eric Vanshelboim, a Ukrainian player, in two straight and emphatic sets, winning 6-1, 7-6 in spectacular fashion at the Telavi Open, an ITF World Tour event.
Bulus, who only recently hit his highest ever ATP ranking, is delicately poised to move further up the rankings after winning a match he had been heavily predicted to lose.
The Nigerian Davis Cup player stormed the Telavi Open in Georgia as a Wild Card entrant following his spectacular performances in recent matches, and justified his inclusion with a performance which left the audience with their eyes wide open.
Vanshelboim, the player Bulus defeated is ranked 386 in the world, and has been a regular semifinalist, quarterfinalist at ITF Tour events, and even once reached the final of a 15k event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ironically, the 22-year-old Nigerian player has now defeated the same player who stopped him from reaching the quarterfinal of the Telavi Open last week, paying him back in his own coin.
Bulus, a former New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) student will now fight to reach his first ever quarterfinal spot in the World Tour events since he started playing, when he comes up against Martin Krumich from the Czech Republic.