|Maamoun is no stranger to the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.|
But Nigerian Tennis Live checks on the ITF website revealed that as at Friday, 6 October, Egypt’s Maamoun had toppled the Davis Cup player and now ranks 227 to become the number one player on the acceptance list, pushing Ilkel (now ranked 281) to a third place position on the log.
This also effectively means that Clifford Enosoregbe who is ranked 1163 is only one Nigerian player who made the automatic slot for a place in the Main Draws with the indisposed Sylvester Emmanuel dropping to the qualifying segment even though this will not stop him from playing in the main draws (if he is healthy as he claims).
|The screenshot of the latest ranking as published on the ITF website.|
Nigerian Tennis Live will be on ground to monitor the draws ahead of time to see which player eventually becomes the number one seed for the tournament as the clock starts ticking.
Meanwhile, reports have it that some players in the Main Draws of the ITF pro-circuit have started arriving Nigeria from their different locations since Friday evening, as they would love to acclimatize before the commencement of the championship.
Spectators and guests are advised to buy their tickets to watch tennis action over the next two weeks at Ariya Tickets and Naija Tickets Shop for N1,500 and N5,000 (regular and VIPs respectively).