Alex Adewale and Wasiu Yusuf will square off for the CBN Open wheelchair men’s singles title, following their respective semifinal victories in Abuja on Friday.
Adewale, a former No.1 in Africa, breezed past Williams Ukari 4-0, 4-1 in the semis. Ukari had earlier in the day competed in the quarter-finals, defeating Seun Abel 4-0, 4-1, but just couldn’t match Adewale’s quality of play in the semifinals.
Adewale, who competed at the London Paralympics in 2012, will take on Wasiu Yusuf, who defeated Idowu Ajani 4-0, 4-1. Before that, however, he’d beaten Razaq Bankole by the same scoreline in the quarter-finals.
Yusuf, a former No.1 in Africa, competed at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and that in London in 2012. The 40-year-old will aim to secure his first title at the CBN Open, but will face a stern test from Adewale, who’s won the singles title every year since wheelchair tennis debuted at the CBN Open in 2013.
In the women’s field, defending champion, Kafayat Omisore outclassed Tosin Dawodu 4-0, 4-1 to reach the final, where she will play Nwaozuzu Chituru, who toppled Vivian Ozurumba 5-3, 4-2 to adavance.
Omisore is seeking her third straight title, having emerged winner of the women’s singles in 2017 and 2018.
Both the men’s and women’s singles final will hold at the National Tennis Centre in Abuja on Saturday, 29 June from 11:00am.