Top ranked duo of Tom Jomby of France and Conny Perrin of Switzerland, are safely through to the final of the 2018 Lagos Open.
Men’s number one seed, Jomby secured his place in the final with an easy 6-2, 6-3 victory over number eight, Jack Drapper.
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After taking the first set in 34minutes, the second was more difficult for the Frenchman as Drapper won’t go down without a fight.
However, Jomby would not be stopped,as he raked up four aces, saving a massive eight break points to see off Drapper in a match that lasted well over an hour.
“I had a good game and sometimes when i am on, I can serve really well,”: Jomby said moments after the game. ” I just tried to stay in the point, make him play one more ball and ended up breaking him.
“So, I’m happy about the end of the match because it could have gone either way,” he added.
Up next for Jomby is the battle for the top prize and standing in this way is compatriot, Arthur Kinderknech, who defeated Danylo Kalenichenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-2 in the first semifinal of the day.
In the women’s category, former Lagos Open winner, Perrin, survived a scare in a very exciting semifinal clash against Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia.
Perrin came from a set down to beat Mihalikova 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their semifinal match.
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The Swiss started slowly but surrendered the keenly contested first set to her number seven seeded opponent. However, she recovered to take the next two sets to book her place in the final.
“It is important to show your opponent that a match is never really over until the match point,” Perrin said after the tie. “This match was very emotional, we both have been playing quite good- from start to finish, and it was a very good match.”
Perrin’s final opponent will India’s Pranjala Yadlapalli, who saw off the challenge of Victoria Bosio of Argentina, who retired due to injury with the Indian comfortably leading 6-3, 5-0.
Both the men’s and women’s finals come up on Saturday, as curtains closes on the first phase of the Lagos Open.