Naija Tennis Special can report that players from about two countries have signified their interest in participating in the 2017 edition of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.
This scoop was made available to our correspondent during a chat with Mrs. Mariam Akande, the secretary of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), who revealed that players have started signifying interest in the number one ITF Futures in West and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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She noted that since the two-week long tournament will commence in October this, the players have begun making findings to gather details about the tournament and to see where they may be actively participating.
“Right now, I can assure you that players from different countries have started making their findings about this year’s Governor’s Cup Championship.
“But players from Switzerland and Israel look like the most serious of all those that have called to find out details about the tournament. As you already know that the tournament is slated for October, preparations have also begun for us to have a great event in Lagos.
“The board will keep you posted on the latest developments as the week draws close,” Mrs. Akande told our correspondent from Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital.
Spain’s Enrique Lopez-Perez won the second leg of the ITF Futures in Nigeria, after defeating Hemery Calvin, a French player with Nigerian descent, 7-5, 7-5 in an enthralling final inside the Lord Rumens Court of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.