14-year-old Seun Ogunsakin ‘Nadal’ shows prodigious talent

14-year-old Seun Ogunsakin ‘Nadal’ shows prodigious talent


Fourteen-year-old Seun Ogunsakin popularly called ‘Nadal’ after former world number one Rafael Nadal by his peers has won the U- 16 and 14 boys titles at the grand finale of the 2021 CBN Junior Tennis Championship.


In the U-16 Boys’ final Seun Ogunsakin defeated Joshua Maxwell 9-0, who was a runner-up last year before playing in his second final, which was tagged as the star match.


The champion defeated Mubarak Ganiyu 9-2 in the boys 14 final to win two titles in a day


For his victory, the little ‘Nadal’ won the prizes of racket, bag and shoes he got, an education grant of N100, 000, which is a standing reward by the ITA to any player, who wins his age group and a higher one in the same competition.


In the female category, Destiny Okhinaye, defeated Blessing Otu 9 to 7 to win the girls U-16 title , while Favour Amaeshi won the girls’ U- 14 beating Mary Iorlumun 9 to 7.

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