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How Governor’s Cup Final Between Two Pairs Of Twins Shot Nigeria Into History Books

Even though the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship is already a well-known ITF pro-circuit all over the world, last weekend’s Doubles’ final match between two pairs of twins shot Nigeria into the history books.

Nigeria have hosted the first ever doubles final between two pairs of twins in an ITF pro-circuit after the entertaining duel watched inside the Lord Rumens Centre Court of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos on Saturday, 21 October, 2017.

The Men’s Doubles final may have shot Nigeria into the history books as the country to host the first ITF-rated final between two pairs of twin brothers.

Nigerian Tennis Live could not confirm if the final between the pair of the two twins; Croatia’s Matej and Ivan Sabanov and  India’s Chandril and Lakshit Sood was the first in the world, but it sure shot Nigerian into limelight as it has never been reported anywhere else (maybe the famous Bryan would have achieved this against another set of twins in the finals of a major ITF tournament).

The Croatian pair who won the first leg also claimed the second leg of the Men’s Doubles title at the pro-circuit, defeating the Sood brothers in two straight sets of 6-3, 6-4 in an entertaining finale in Lagos.

If the Croatian pair keep up with their splendid performance, they may become something similar to the Bryan brothers; Bob and Mike, who dominated the Men’s Doubles grand slams for so many years.

And the winners are… Matej and Ivan Sabanov from Croatia.

The curtain of the two-week long ITF tournament was drawn on Saturday, with many of the foreign players leaving Nigeria for other tournaments in other countries as they hope to build on their successes in Lagos or restrategise after unimpressive performances over two weeks.

Nigerian players will look forward to the continuation of the NCC Tennis League for a return to competitive tennis action before the Dala Hard Court tournament in Kano which always ends the annual calendar.

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