Captain of Abuja Tennis Club Ikani Agabi, who disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust, said arrangements have been concluded to ensure a hitch-free tournament.Agabi, who said the tennis fiesta attracts $15, 000 overall winners prize, noted that the annual event is designed to assist Nigerian tennis players acquire points to be able to feature at major international tennis championships across the globe, since no Nigerian tennis player at the moment has such points to feature at major tennis events in the world.“The Tombim Abuja Open will come up between April and May, precisely from the last week of April to the second week of May. It is an ITF features that allows tennis players from all over the world to go and collect points to enable them play in the main draws of major championships.“So, it is an event specifically for professional players whop need points because professional tennis revolves around how many points you have been able to acquire. If you have enough pints you are invited to tournaments but if you don’t have enough, you have to play the qualifiers.“At the moment, no Nigerian player has a single ATP point, which means no Nigerian can qualify to play in any major event but if Nigerians pick points they will be able to play in events like Wimbledon, US Open and some of the Masters events.“So that event will hold in Apri8l and so far, we have confirmation that players from Brazil, Germany, Russia, US and other countries will be competing at the Abuja Open. It is a male event only and has prize money of $15, 000, and it will be here for two weeks” Agabi said.
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