Great Britain’s Jack Draper won the second leg of the Lagos Open after an epic three-set win over Frenchman, Tom Jomby in the final.
Tom Jomby had, in the first leg of the Lagos Open, dismissed Jack Draper in straight sets in the semifinals en route to the title. When both men met in the final of the second leg, Jomby must have fancied his chances. And it looked like it was going to be another routine win for the Frenchman after some display of outrageous genius from him and an error-laden performance from Draper in a very quick first set.
But the young Brit would turn the table in the second set, putting his stuff together and returning whatever Jomby threw at him with interest to level the match. Draper broke in the fifth game of the final set and never looked back, going on to seal a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in 2 hours and 12 minutes of absorbing tennis.
The win in Lagos catapulted the 16-year-old Brit into the ATP Top 500, making him the youngest player in the world to be ranked so.