Tennis: David Ekpenyong to battle Nikola Jovic for J100 title in final

Nigeria’s top ranked male tennis player, David Ekpenyong, will face Nikola Jovic in the final of the J100 event in Accra, Ghana on Saturday, October, 21, 2023.

The 17-year-old was outstanding in the semi-final match against Carel Ngounoue from USA, defeating the American in two straight sets of 6-4, 6-4.

It’s the second consecutive final for Ekpenyong who was a runner-up in last week’s event losing in two straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to the Serbian. Ekpenyong had earlier defeated Jovic 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the J60 event in Accra on October 7.

Jovic, who is the tournament’s number two seed defeated Ekpenyong’s countryman Daniel Adeleye in two gruesome sets of 7-5, 6-3 to reach his second consecutive J100 event final and with the hope of winning it back-to-back at the expense of Ekpenyong.

In their two previous meetings both players have recorded one win each, the Nigerian Davis Cup player won the J60 event while his Serbian opponent took the J100.

Ekpenyong will aim to win the J100 event in Accra to boost his chances of being ranked among the top 200 players in the world in October.

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