Frenchman, Calvin Hemery produced a masterclass to sweep aside Aldin Setkic, a former champion, in quick straight sets and claim the Lagos Open men’s singles title in Onikan on Monday.
Hemery, who’s of Nigerian descent, was rarely troubled on his serve, as he powered down 13 aces en route to a 6-1, 6-2 victory in just 69 minutes.
Setkic, the 6th-seeded Bosnian, was bidding for his second Lagos Open title since his first victory in 2015, but looked rattled by Hemery’s intensity.
After racing to a first set win, Hemery kept up the intensity in the second set, breaking the 31-year-old Bosnian is the first game, and it was clear sailing from there. In the seventh game, the 24-year-old Frenchman broke for 5-2 and then held to love in the next game, sealing his victory with an incredible ace.
GAME, SET & MATCH 👏
Calvin Hemery dismisses former Champion Aldin Sektic 6-1, 6-2 in just 69 mins.
The 24-year-old French-Nigerian has now captured his..
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It’s his maiden Lagos Open title and second ITF crown in Nigeria after his GSL Open triumph in Abuja two years ago. He’ll certainly be looking to ride on this momentum into the second leg, which has already begun at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
Elsewhere, the Tunisian duo of Skander Mansouri and Aziz Dougaz claimed the men’s doubles title, following a 7-6(4), 6-3 victory over the Zimbabwean pair of Benjamin Lock and John Lock.
The Locks were aiming for their 12th title as a team on the ITF Tour, but couldn’t contain Mansouri and Dougaz, who did just enough to wrap up their 7th doubles title together.