United States, France and 55 other countries have signed up for the 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championships, which hold from October 7 to 20 in Lagos.
Other nations that beat the International Tennis Federation (ITF) registration deadline include United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Russia, Australia, Austria, Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, India, Italy, Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and host- Nigeria. The two-leg tournament has $100, 000 as total prize money.
According to the world tennis ruling body, over 240 players made of 133 men and 107 women will slug it out at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club for one of the biggest prize money tournaments in Africa.
Japan’s Shuichi Sekiguchi will head the seeding in the men’s event as the 28-year-old is the highest ranked player rated 286 in the men’s ITF ranking. Read more