Tennis: Brazilian Wins GSL Open In Abuja
Brazilian Joao Menezes signed off a memorable three week exploit in Nigeria in a spectacular fashion by clinching the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures in Abuja following a 6-3, 6-1 win over Arjun Kadhe of India, the fourth seed.
It was the 21-year-old second title in the Nigerian capital having claimed the Tombim Open Nigeria F1 Futures a fortnight earlier.
In fact, but for his loss to Austrian Maximillian Neuchrist at the final of Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures a week earlier, he would have had a clean-sweep of the combined three-leg $75, 000 prize-money event.
Before coming to Nigeria, the right-handed double handed
backhand South American was ranked outside the top 400 but he rose to a career
high 394 position just after clinching the Tombim Open Nigeria F3 Futures and
he is expected to rise further when the next ATP ranking is released next week.