Second seed, Joseph Imeh produced a solid performance to outclass 2011 finalist Nonso Madueke, and claim his first CBN Senior Open title in Abuja, today.

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Joseph Imeh

This is the second time Imeh has been in the finals, the first time being when he lost to 6-time champion Abdulmumin Babalola in 2017.

Madueke was also bidding for his first title, and this is the first time he’s been in the finals since Henry Atseye edged him in 2011.

Imeh delivered a solid first set after getting a break in the 4th game, and Madueke wasn’t able to go through with the second set, as he had to retire, leaving the match at a 6-3, 3-1 rtd.

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Imeh celebrates a point

Joseph Imeh, who also secured a win at the Dala Hard Court last year, is presently Nigeria’s number two, and will most likely secure top spot when the new rankings are released.

He lost to Abdulmumin Babalola in the 2017 final, lost to Sylvester Emmanuel (current number 1) in 2018 Quaterfinals and lost to Abdulmumin Babalola in 2019 semifinals.

This year however, Imeh didn’t get to meet either Babalola or Emmanuel and was able to get past every every player he encountered.

Joseph Imeh has now become the 20th male player in history to win the title.