The defending champion of the men’s singles event of the Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis Championship, Emmanual Sylvester, yesterday proved that he is not in a hurry to relinguish the title after seeing-off the challenge of Joshua Daniel whom he defeated 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the 3rd round. Sylvester had on Monday started the defence of his crown on a good note by stopping Uk-based Andu Muktar 6-2, 6-3 in the championship opener.
Tournament seed 3, Abdulmumuni Babalola booked his 3rd round ticket with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Michael Ayoola. The 2019 Central Bank of Nigeria Senior Tennis Tournament seed 2, Joseph Imeh, who eased passed Augustine Stepphen 6-1, 6-3 in their first round clash on Monday to book a 2nd round ticket, is still slugging it out with Wilson Igbinovia in a match that will determine who moves into today’s 3rd round games as at the time of filing this report.
After dropping Idris Aliyu 7-5, 6-3 in the first round, Daniel Joshua who is still licking wounds of defeat following his second round exit from this year’s tournament having been sent packing by the defending champion ( Sylvester Emmanuel ) in yesterday’s 2nd matches, is blaming mother luck for his woes.