NIGERIAN NO 1. SYLVESTER EMMANUEL RETIRES FROM ABUJA OPEN

NIGERIAN NO 1. SYLVESTER EMMANUEL RETIRES FROM ABUJA OPEN

As proceedings continue at the Tombim Abuja open, Nigeria Number 1, Sylvester Emmanuel, the only Nigerian player who was contesting for a spot in the quarterfinals, retired due to a wrist injury against Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock while trailing 0-6, 0-3 in their second-round encounter on Thursday.

Lock, who’s ranked 548th in the world, had sped to a first set win and was up 3-0 in the second set before Emmanuel called it quits as a result of the injury.


 

The Zimbabwean lost to Arjun Kadhe of India in the Quarterfinal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.

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