Abdulmumini Babalola has set his sights on winning the upcoming Rainoil Tennis Open, with main draw action scheduled to begin at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja on Monday, December 11.
The 32-year-old Babalola reached the quarter-finals of the Dala Open Tennis Championship in Kano, before playing a pivotal role as Team Civil Defence defeated Team Offikwu in the semi-finals of the NCC Tennis Cup in Abuja.
Babalola, who also won the CBN Senior Tennis Open earlier in the year, is confident of producing another solid week at the inaugural Rainoil Tennis Open.
“I think the sky is my limit if I keep my head up… If anybody believes in himself, dreams will come true. So, I believe, you know, I’m training hard. I have confidence that I can still prove myself. I can win it. I believe I can do it.”
The left-hander is particularly thrilled that the tournament will be staged on clay, while revealing his preference for the surface.
“I was born on clay, I grew up on clay so it’s more or less like my surface. I really enjoy playing on clay as well”.
Before Babalola totally shifts his focus to the Rainoil Tennis Open, the more immediate task will be to lead Team Civil defence to the NCC Tennis Cup title when they take on Team Muller at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club from 9-10 December.