The final day is upon us.
The championship match for the GSL Open will bring down the curtain on what’s been a spectacular month of tennis at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja. Interestingly, the French players have claimed the singles title in the first and second legs (Tombim Open and Dayak Championship) of events here, and will claim that of the final leg—the GSL Open—on Sunday.
The tenacious 20-year-old, Dan Added will take on his in-form countryman, Tom Jomby for the title.
Added has enjoyed a rather smooth path to Sunday’s final. The unseeded Frenchman has conceded just one set at this week’s GSL Open – to second seed, Arjun Kadhe of India in the second round. He went on to beat Pedro Sorgi 7-5, 7-6 in the quarter-finals and Niels Lootsma 7-5, 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinals. America’s Peter Kobelt was a victim in the first round.
Jomby, meanwhile, has progressed through to the final with sublime efficiency, dismissing India’s Suraj Prabodh, America’s Michael Zhu, Danylo Kalenichenko, and most recently, Simon Yitbarek, without much trouble.
After retiring in the opening round of the Tombim Open in the first leg due to injury, the 28-year-old resumed action at the Dayak Championships and hasn’t lost a match since then- racking up nine consecutive wins without the loss of a set to reach his second straight final.
Jomby leads the head-to-head against Added 1-0, with the victory coming in the semifinal of the Dayak Championships last week, a match Jomby claimed in straight sets, winning 6-2, 7-5. Will he maintain his impressive level and cap off a sensational outing in Abuja with the title? Or will Added, who’s playing in his first final since November, 2017, get his revenge and claim his maiden ITF World Tour title?
This match is live on Sunday, 28 April, on Centre Court of the National Tennis Centre from 3:00pm.