Calvin Hemery has emerged winner of the men’s singles title of the just concluded 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship . The France-born Nigerian player beat Bosnia Herzegovina opponent Aldin Setkic in the final.
The finals, which was shifted 24 hours because of heavy downpour in Lagos metropolis on Sunday was the climax of the second leg of the ITF World Tennis Tour at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
The final was an easy one for Hemery as Setkic retired when the game result was 4-2.
Hemery, whose father is from Edo State, winning the ITF World Tour was elated with the support he received from Nigerian fans describing as one of the rallying forces that propelled the victory.
Indian Riya Bhatia won the women’s title in a tough game against Nastja Kolar from Slovenia. The three-set thriller ended 7-5,1-6,6-3.
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