Nigerian sensation, Sylvester Emmanuel ended the 2018 season as the top ranked player in the country after his stunning exploits on the national scene.

Emmanuel ended a 19-month title drought at the 40th edition of the CBN Open in Abuja in July, where he made a remarkable run to the final before sensationally edging Abdulmumin Babalola in an epic three-sets thriller.

He would go on to clinch back-to-back national titles at the Vemp Open in Abuja in September, beating Joseph Imeh in the final – notably remembered for a stunning fightback in the first set where he rallied from 2-5 down in the opener to clinch the set and then power to victory in straught sets.

The 20-year-old backed that up with a semifinal showing at the Rainoil Open in Lagos and then a runner-up finish at the Dala Hard Court in Kano in November, which was just enough to see him rise to the top of the rankings.

However, a slender five points separates him and second-placed Joseph Imeh, who snapped his losing streak in national finals at the Rainoil Open, where he beat Henry Atseye. He would go on to win the Dala Hard Court title the following week.

34-year-old Abdulmumin Babalola is placed third on the log, with the enigmatic Uche Oparaoji is just a place below on fourth.

RankPlayerTeamPosition
1ngaTosin Abiodun-
2ngaNTF TennisEmmanuel Ikakah-
3ngaNTFAjang Sylvanus-
4ngaMusa Braimoh-
5ngaKareem Badmus-
6ngaSolomon Mesagbor-
7ngaNTF TennisSamson Adewale-
8ngaMichael Akinyeju-
9ngaNTF TennisIsaac Attah-
10ngaJohn David-
11ngaNurudeen Adebisi-
12ngaSaidu Mohammed-
13ngaOlalekan Bello-
14ngaChiwete Njokonma-
15ngaNTFSylvester Emmanuel-
16greMichail Pervolarakis-
17fraDan Added-
18ngaTosin Akinwumi-
19ngaRehima Bello-
20ngaOjoba Chekwube-
21ngaGrace Alabi-
22ngaAyodeji Omodara-
23ngaAbies Amadasun-
24ngaGeorge Abamu-
25ngaKhadijat Salami-
26ngaDaniel Adeleye-
27ngaMaxwell Kesiye-
28ngaAniegbo Ogechukwu-
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31ngaPlayers-
32autMaximilian Neuchrist-
33usaPeter Kobelt-
34rusAlexey Dubinin-
35ngaRonald Franklin-
36ukrDanylo Kalenichenko-
37ngaMartins Abamu-
38ngaJoseph Imeh Ubon-
39ngaNTF TennisDavid Dawariye-
40ngaMichael Michael-
41braJoao Pedro Sorgi-
42ngaTaiwo Owolabi-
43fraTom Jomby-
44ngaNiyi Ibiwoye-
45usaWilliam Bushamuka-
46indKunal Anand-
47sweMarko Vejnovic-
48ngaStephen Ausgustine-
49sweArvid Nordquist-
50ngaIMG 20191203 WA0063Emmanuel Idoko-
51ngaNTF TennisAliyu Idris-
52zimBenjamin Lock-
53ngaJohn Otu-
54ngaMukhtar Andu-1st
55ngaNTF TennisJohn Henry-
56ukrngaOleg Khotkov-
57ngaNTF TennisPeter Lawal-
58ngaJohn Dickson-
59botSuraj R. Pradobh-
60ngaNTF TennisAlbert Bikon-
61espHugo Largo-
62ngaNTF TennisEmmanuel Sunday-
63indArjun Kadhe-
64ngaNTFNonso Madueke-
65ngaMusa Muhammed-
66ngaAlang Sylvanus-
67sweSimon Yitbarek-
68ngaJibril HassanJibril Hassan-
69ngaNTF TennisOpeyemi Odeyemi-
70namTukhula Jacobs-
71ngaIMG 20191207 WA0090 1Uche Oparaoji-
72ngaMaxime Mora-
73ngaTochuku Eze-
74ngaKalada Kienka-
75civSadio Doumbia-
76ngaNTF TennisIkechukwu Iloputa-
77ngaNigeria Tennis FederationChima Michael-
78fraFabien Reboul-
79ngaWumi Ogunshakin-
80ngaMorakinyo Ridwan-
81ngaNTF TennisJoseph Iyorovbe-
82ngaNTF TennisMusa Bala-
83ngaJoseph Jolly-
84ngaNTFOchei Adehi-
85ngaMukhtar Andu-
86ngaIbrahim Ali-
87ngaIbrahim Idris-
88bdiGuy Orly Iradukunda-
89ngaBenson Azuka-
90nedNiels Lootsma-
91ngaHenry Atseye-
92ngaNTF TennisClifford Enosoregbe-
93civAbdoulaziz Bationo-
94ngaPhilip Abayomi-
95ngaAmos Michael-
96ngaAnthony LeoAnthony Leo-
97ngaJibrin Hassan-
98ngaNTF TennisRichard Ogbu-
99ngaNTF TennisCharles Nwando-
100fraJaimee Floyd Angele-
101sweArvid Nordquist-
102ngaPius Lawrence-
103bdiGuy Orly Iradukunda-
104ngaNTF TennisLinus Paul-
105braGilbert Soares Klier Junior-
106ngaDaniel Odey-
107ngaNTF TennisAmbrose Michael-
108ngaIbrahim Badamasi-
109ngaIsmaila Sikiru-
110ngaEmmanuel Dim-
111ngaNTF TennisJonah Samuel-
112ngaNTF TennisStephen Augustine-
113ngaMohammed Anas-
114ngaNTF TennisYahaya Musa-
115ngaSani Adamu-
116gbrJack Draper-
117ngaAyuba Dauda-
118czeDominik Palan-
119ngaMusa Sani-
120ngaLi-Wei Tan-
121ngaOnyeka Mbanu-
122ngaDSC 0234Musa Mohammed-
123ngaErnest Osinachi-
124ngaNTF TennisKayode Olawolu-
125ngaBabalola Wale-
126ngaEbuka Ezewoke-
127ngaNTF TennisIbrahim Suleiman-
128ngaAnthony Obekpa-
129ngaIsaac Emeruwa-
130ngaMatthew Akor-
131ngaNTF TennisJohn Dickson-
132ngaMichael Nwaokocha-
133ngaNTF TennisMatthew Abamu-
134ngaNTF TennisBenjamin Chiwendu-
135ngaOlarenwaju Alayaki-
136ngaSalami Ganiyu-
137ngaAnthony Enebeli-
138ngaAndrew Idoko-
139ngaTomiwa Kolade-
140ngaShola Alalade-
141ngaNTF TennisChinedu Iwuagu-
142ngaIbrahim Wasiu-
143ngaNTF TennisMichael Okechukwu-
144ngaAkagha Samuel-
145ngaIkechukwu Ogbu-
146ngaNTF TennisAyobami Odeyemi-
147ngaMichael Olajimbiti-
148ngaKayode Savage-
149ngaSalisu Mubarak-
150ngaPaul Moses-
151ngaAliyu Isa-
152ngaIMG 20191208 WA0073Joseph Imeh-
153ngantftennisAbdulmumini Babalola-
154ngaNTF TennisChristian Paul-
155ngaJames Atobong-
156ngaNTFLawal Shehu-
157ngaIMG 20191203 WA0067Thomas Otu-
158ngaMohammed Mohammed-
159ngaBlessing Samuel-
160ngaSarah Adegoke-
161ngaChristy Agugbom-
162ngaPatience Onebamhoin-
163ngaOyinlomo Quadre-
164ngaAanu Aiyegbusi-
165ngaRonke Akingbade-
166ngaIye Onoja-
167ngaBunmi Are-
168ngaEbere Fortune-
169ngaNTF TennisEmmanuel Leo-
170ngaOsariemen Airhunwunde-
171ngaMary Tenu-Michael-
172ngaChristy Mbadiwe-
173ngaBlessing Anuna-
174ngaOluchi Ozurumba-
175ngaBukola Olowu-
176ngaLoveth Donatus-
177ngaRose Abu-
178ngaOmolade Aderemi-
179ngaNTF TennisDaniel Joshua-
180ngaNgozi Dirisu-
181ngaStella Udokwelu-
182ngaNTF TennisAbdul Aminu-
183ngaBlessing Omotayo-
184ngaNTF TennisUsman Kushimo-
185ngaRamota Odeyemi-
186ngaOmolayo Bamidele-
187ngaOiza Yakubu-
188ngaJoy Sunday-
189ngaFolashade Ogunshola-
190ngaNTF TennisIsiaka Toriola-
191ngaTemitope Fashanu-
192ngaAmara Nwokolo-
193ngaAbraham Olatunji-
194ngaChidinma Abaa-
195ngaNTF TennisMichael Ayoola-
196ngaIveren Gege-
197ngaNTF TennisEndurance EHIGAMUSOE-
198ngaMary Udofa-
199ngaFavour Moses-
200ngaRachael Adunoye-
201ngaAfolarin Akosile-
202ngaFaith Sunday-
203ngaOmotayo Osewa-
204ngaNTF TennisAbubakar Gingiri-
205ngaJummai Mohammed-
206ngaJaminu Abubakar-
207ngaAbiodun Oyegoke-
208ngaBlessing Danjuma-
209ngaToyin Osogba-
210ngaChristy Nwankwo-
211ngaJesutoyosi Adeusi-
212ngaSerena Teluwo-
213ngaChidiebere Ali-Esther-
214ngaOlamide Aluko-
215ngaPauline Ebijimi-
216ngaNaomi Sunday-
217ngaJennifer Cook-
218ngaEsther Azi-
219ngaNTF TennisEmmanuel Jebutu-
220ngaDeborah Badamosi-
221ngaNTF TennisGabriel Friday-
222ngaNTF TennisJohn IHESIE-
223ngaNTFGodsgift Timibra-
224ngaNTF TennisMichael Osewa-
225ngaNTF TennisIsmaila Adeshina-
226ngaMohammed Sadiq-
227ngaTosin Akinwumi-
228ngaNTF TennisPaul Emmanuel-
229ngaNTF TennisTochukwu Ezeh-
230ngaNT TennisOjo Oyelami-
231Sylvester Emmuel-

2018 Rainoil Open finalist, Henry Atseye is ranked fifth, while Sunday Emmanuel sits in sixth position. Albert Bikom, Emmanuel Idoko, Ikechukwu Iloputa, and Madueke Nonso complete the top 10, respectively.

Meanwhile, Thomas Otu, who was ranked inside the top 5 at the beginning of the 2018 season has dropped to 22nd, seven places below last year’s Nigeria’s Davis Cup team player, Christian Paul who’s ranked 15th.

In the doubles discipline, Abdulmumin Babalola continues to hold on to the top spot, while Joseph Imeh takes second spot. Henry Atseye is in third place, while Nonso Madueke stays fourth.