by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer
Most certainly, Ewout Oostwouder is looking forward to his Lagos debut.
“I have heard a lot about the Nigeria Open but one unique thing I heard is that there are many spectators who attend the tournament. Also the fans enjoy watching the game as well as encouraging the players.” Ewout Oostwouder
The crowd and the atmosphere created, it would seem it is one of the major reasons for Ewout Oostwouder entering the tournament; most certainly the tournament is gaining a reputation of its very own on the international calendar.
“Going to Lagos will surely give me another experience and I think it is a good opportunity for me to play in Africa. I am looking forward to playing in a hall with many spectators; besides that I have never been to Africa. I am also curious about the culture of the country. I have not seen the seeding list for the tournament; so it is hard to say something about setting targets.”
Currently Ewout Oostwouder is the 17th highest ranked player in the Men’s Singles event in Lagos; the host nation’s Quadri Aruna heads the list followed by Russia’s Aleksey Liventsov, Finland’s Benedek Olah and Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro.
In the Men’s Doubles event, Ewout Oostwouder is due to partner colleague Laurens Tromer.