ITF Announces Dates for the 2019 Lagos Open

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The International Tennis Federation has released the dates for the 19th edition of the Lagos Open.

The men’s and women’s hard-court event will run from October 7 to 20 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.

The Lagos Open is a $100,000 tournament on the ITF World Tennis Tour and comprises two legs, which will hold for a week each, with $50,000 ($25K for the men’s and women’s event each) the prize-money for each week. The first leg will hold from October 7 – 13, while the second leg will get underway immediately, from the 14 – 20.

It will be the first time the event will run under the new ITF World Tennis Tour format, which was introduced in March, 2017 and implemented this year.

Under this new format, the tournament will be known as M25 Lagos for the men’s event and W25 Lagos for the women’s. M and W denote the gender and 25, the prize-money.

Last year, in the men’s singles, Tom Jomby of France won the first leg, while…



Source: Thisday Newspaper