The recently concluded Zenith Bank Next Generation Junior Tennis Masters has thrown open another junior tennis player, Phillips Abayomi, whom tennis observers will be looking out for in the nearest future.
The unseeded Abayomi who was playing his first ever final match on a national stage, was no match for established junior youngster, Godsgift Timibra, as he defeated him 9-5. This was even after he had created a series of upsets in the round robin games preceding the finals.
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He started a bit tentatively but loosened up and started hitting out when he got the first break to lead 4-2. Riding on the loud support of members of the stadium-based Mainland Tennis Club the ‘revelation’ of the tournament was hardly threatened as he coasted home with the title.
Nigerian Tennis Special will keep tabs on this player and report his progress in tennis to the whole world, maybe he will win us our first grand slam?