The heavy downpour in Lagos and its environs throughout yesterday has forced the final matches of the 2019 Lagos Open Tennis Championship to be postponed till today.
The matches of both the men and women’s singles were supposed to start by 1pm, but when it get to some few minutes to 5pm and rain failed to stop, the ITF Supervisor, Patrick Kamuhia in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the postponement of the finals which will now begin by 10am today with the women’s singles the match between Indian Riya Bhatia and Nastja Kolar from Slovenia. This will be followed by the men’s singles final between Aldin Setkic from Bosnia and Calvin Hemery from France.
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwolu-Olu of Lagos, who supposed to declare the tournament closed last night is still being expected during the finals today alongside the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare and other top dignitaries in tennis circle.
Before the announcement of the postponement, the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan was a beehive of activities with the venue already jam-packed.