Africa’s top-ranked U-14 player, Oluwaseun Ogunsakin made history by becoming the first home based Nigerian tennis player to compete at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon which began in 1877 at the All-England Club in Wimbledon, London is the world’s oldest tennis tournament and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
The 2023 edition will be held in London from July 3 to July 16.
Ogunsakin earned a wild card to compete in the Junior Grand Slam at Wimbledon, and he will begin his European Tour career before the tournament begins.
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He was named after winning the African U-14 title at the International Tennis Federation Confederation of African Tennis (ITF/CAT) junior championships in Lome.
Because this is the first time a junior player from Nigeria has advanced to the main event of the junior grand slam, the Ogunsakin has committed to give it his all and return home with the trophy.
The 14-year-old is expected to depart his training camp in Tunisia soon to compete in a few European competitions.
According to International Tennis Federation, Ogunsakin has a 70%-win rate having won 16 games and losing 7. He is ranked 1040 in the latest ranking released on March 20, 2023. His career-high ranking was 917 in the January 2023 rankings.
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