Nigeria’s number one male tennis seed, Sylvester Emmanuel has made a bold statement about this year’s Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship, stating that he is coming to win the tournament.
In an interview from his base in Barcelona, Spain, Emmanuel noted that he does not only desire to win the tournament, but wants to correct the wrong impression that fans have of Nigerian tennis players
The Doubles finalist at the Dayak Open in Abuja earlier this year, confirmed that as a mark of his readiness to seize the stage from next weekend that he has done the necessary routine that will steer him to the men’s singles title in the 17th edition of the ITF Pro-circuit , holding at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Court, Onikan.
When asked if he was setting a new target for himself at this year’s event, the Davis cup player said: “I have the mindset to come and win it, and I guess it’s the same with other players. But we will see how it goes.”
On why he has so much confidence in his abilities as against the last edition where he set a semi final target, Emmanuel, said that a lot has changed about his game.
“So many things have changed about me since the last time. My game has improved a lot and I am getting a lot of experiences everyday.
“Yes I can win the tournament, everything is possible. I am saying this with a lot of confidence because I have put in a lot of hard work in practice and have participated in several other Futures between then and now,” he added.