Exactly a month ago today, tennis action at the ITF World Tennis Tour event in Abuja began. It was three weeks of spectacular tennis at the National Tennis Centre, as players from all over the world jostled for a share of the $75,000 total prize-money & vital ranking points.
We take a look back at some of the moments in pictures:
Frenchman, Sadio Doumbia (L) and tournament director, Ikani Agabi in a cheerful mood during a post-match interview. Doumbia won the Tombim Abuja Open title in the first leg of events.
Tom Jomby celebrates after clinching the Dayak Tennis Championships title.
20-year-old Dan Added (R) in a post-match interview with Ikani Agabi, following his triumph in the GSL Open final.
Nigeria’s No.1, Sylvester Emmanuel in action.
14-year-old Brit, Mukhtar Andu stretches to hit a return.
Musa Mohammed of Nigeria in action.
Bayo Okusanya (L) sponsor of the GSL Open and Edmond Ajoge (R), Tombim Open sponsor, strike a pose in the stands during one of the matches at the National Tennis Centre, Abuja.
Jaimee Floyd Angele reacts during a match. The 6ft 10in French teenager, was runner-up at the Tombim Open.
Floyd Angele and Sadio Doumbia (R) in an embrace netside after the latter’s victory in the final of the Tombim Abuja Open.
Tuki Jacobs of Namibia in action.
Alexey Dubinin reacts during a match.
Simon Yitbarek of Sweden celebrates a match-win with kids on Center Court.
Nigerian duo, Henry Atseye (R) and Emmanuel Audu in first round doubles action at the Tombim Abuja Open.
GSL Open doubles champion, Dan Added and Michail Pervolarakis (R) strike a pose with the runner-up pair of Arjun Kadhe and Sundar Prashanth of India.
French pair, Tom Jomby (L) and Arthur Bernabe celebrate during a doubles match.
Nigeria’s Joseph Imeh in action.
Joseph Imeh cuts a pensive figure during a break on Centre Court of the National Tennis Centre, Abuja.
Away from the hostilities on court, Tom Jomby watches a match with the some of the aspiring youngsters.
Jomby poses with the Dayak Tennis Championships trophy, alongside a member of the Nigerian tennis community.
Nigeria’s Christian Paul in action.
Tombim Open doubles winning team, Fabien Reboul (L) and Sadio Doumbia (R) strike a pose with the Tombim Open sponsor, Edmond Ajoge. The French pair went on to win the Dayak Tennis C’ship doubles crown the following week.
The Lock Brothers- Benjamin (L) and John (R). The Zimbabwean duo finished as runner-up at the Tombim Abuja Open.
Sadio Doumbia (L), Fabien Reboul (1st from right), Benjamin Lock (middle) and John Lock sharing a moment together.
Musa Mohammed turns to hail the crowd after a doubles victory (partnered with Mukhtar Andu: middle) against the duo of Sani Musa and Oche Emmanuel (R)
Great Britain’s Jack Draper being tended to during a medical time-out on court..
Li-Wie Tan of Taipei in action.
Gilbert Soares Junior of Brazil in action.
Igor Banicevic reacts during a match.
The Presdient of the Nigeria Tennis Federation and sponsor of the Dayak Tennis Championships, Engr. Dayo Akindoju (R) and tournament director, Ikani Agabi.
The colourful ball boys!
The umpires and GSL Open sponsor, Bayo Okusanya (middle) in a pose.