The four men standing will do battle for a place in the final of the Dayak Tennis Championships at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja on Saturday.
Fourth seed, Tom Jomby and Dan Added will go head-to-head in an all-French semi-final showdown, while Ukraine’s Danylo Kalenichenko takes on Peter Kobelt of USA.
Jomby has had an impressive run so far. After his first round exit at the Tombim Abuja Open last week, which was due to injury, the 28-year-old has recovered to put together a strong week, doing so without the loss of a set. He’s dismissed Jacob Gamble, Kunal Anand, and Pedro Sorgi en route to the semis. Will he add his compatriot, Added, to the list and advance to the final?
Dan Added will play in his second consecutive semifinal in Abuja on Saturday. At the Tombim Open last week, he made it to the last four but fell to his countryman, Floyd Angele. He’s reproduced that run this week at the Dayak Championships, and just like at the Tombim Open last week, the 20-year-old has done so without dropping a set- defeating India’s Sundar Prashanth, Niels Lootsma (who retired in the second set), and Burundi’s Guy Orly Iradukunda. Will he go one better this week? Or will he be stopped again?
In the other semifinal encounter, Danylo Kalenichenko will hope to remain on track for a third ITF World Tour title when he takes on 4-time ITF World Tour winner, Peter Kobelt, in their first-ever meeting.
Kalenichenko has fended off stiff challenges to reach the semifinals here. 6-4, 7-5 victories against Suraj Prabodh and Jack Draper in the first and second rounds, respectively and then, an epic 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 triumph over defending champion, Maximilian Neuchrist in the quarterfinals on Friday. Can the 595th-ranked Ukrainian carry that momentum into his match against Kobelt?
Kobelt, 28, came in from the qualifying rounds and has ticked through the draw to reach the semis without losing a set; his 7-5, 6-4 win in 90 minutes over Gilbert Soares Junior in the quarterfinals on Friday underlining his tenacity this week.
Kobelt finished as a quarterfinalist at the Tombim Open last week, but has gone a step better this week. Can he go further and book his place in his second final this season?
Away from the singles, the doubles title will be decided for on Saturday, with French pair, Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul taking on the duo of Dan Added and Michail Pervolarakis. Doumbia and Reboul won the Tombim Open doubles crown last week, and will certainly be looking to clinch a second straight crown here in Abuja and 6th on the ITF World Tour.
Added and Pervolarakis, meanwhile, are seeking their first title as a team.
Saturday’s Order of Play
Starting at 10:00
Tom Jomby (FRA)  vs. Dan Added (FRA)
Not Before 11:00
Danylo Kalenichenko (UKR) vs. Peter Kobelt (USA)
After Rest, Not Before 15:00
Sadio Doumbia (FRA) / Fabien Reboul (FRA) 
vs. Dan Added (FRA) / Michail Pervolarakis (GRE)