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Na-Adjrago lifts the National Ranking Trophy for a 5th time Na-Adjrago lifts the National Ranking Trophy for a 5th time
Having beaten Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo 7-6(6), 7-6(2) in the National Ranking Tour 4 final last friday at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court. Na-Adjrago... Na-Adjrago lifts the National Ranking Trophy for a 5th time

Having beaten Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo 7-6(6), 7-6(2) in the National Ranking Tour 4 final last friday at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Court. Na-Adjrago equals George Drako’s National Ranking titles. It was a very good atmosphere on Friday’s final but still the Tennis Arena had few Tennis fans.

His latest victory also made Na-Adjrago the third player to have won the Ranking title two consecutive time, tying up with George Drako (2015 National Ranking Tour 1, and 2) and Bernard Armah Ashitey (2016 National Ranking Tour 5 and 6). It was Na-Adjrago’s second win over Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo in the final of the National Ranking Tour and his second title in 2017.

“I can’t lie and say I didn’t think about it,” Na-Adjrago said. “Of course it was in the back of my mind. Coming into the court, I knew that I have a chance to make the history. Of course it served as a great motivation, as a great imperative to play my best.”

Wisdom added: “I need to pay respect to Kwabena Bamfo for another great tournament. Tough final. You’re a great player”.

For long stretches in the two hours and 53 minutes the match lasted with a lot of rallies.

First set

Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo took an early lead of 4-2 after taking his serve twice. Wisdom broke back to close the gap to 3-4 and won his serve to level things up. Each player took his serve 6 games in to reach a tie-break. Wisdom broke Bamfo twice to win the tie-break 8-6.

Second set.

The second also went to tie-break and Na-Adjrago won 7-6(2)

“Congratulations to Na-Adjrago” Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo says. “It is amazing how he is playing. Congrats, I am very happy for him (Na-Adjrago). It has been a great week for me.

Gabriel Amoakoh