Samuel Antwi has reasserted his dominance in Ghana tennis, by beating Johnson Acquah to his ninth National Ranking Tour title. The 6-3, 6-3 victory means Antwi becomes the first player to win nine national ranking titles.
Antwi, used his superb serving skills and his usual relentless return and baseline excellence to beat a frustrated Acquah.
The pair then slugged it out for the remainder of the opening set, with Antwi, keen on drawing his opponent to the net before producing a brilliant break in game seven to seize the initiative.
“It has been a rollercoaster week for me,” said Antwi who has been superb this year.
Antwi would not let it go, capitalizing on a couple of ragged service games early in the second set to race to a commanding lead. Acquah lost the foothold he had in the match, and his frustration became obvious when he smashed his racket at the back of the court after game 4.
The rest then felt inevitable, as Antwi wrapped up the second set with a booming forehand service return down the middle of the court.
Antwi said, ‘I want to use this opportunity to thank my sponsors; Mr. Charles Addo-Quaye of Lone Star, Chairman of Atomic Tennis Club, Mr. Steiner Wood, Mr. John Osei-Owusu of Juwel Energy and two coaches Victor Akwatey Anane and Andrews Adu Appiah, as well as the members of Atomic Tennis Club, Koforidua Tennis Club and KNUST Tennis Club.”
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