King Mark “Venom” Griffith won’t be abdicating his throne and 17-year-old inheritor obvious Shakeem Nurse must wait longer to imagine rulership of the street tennis kingdom.
1000’s of Barbadians flocked to the Wildey Gymnasium and followers world-wide tuned in to reside tv and social media on Saturday night time to see the thrilling attacker Nurse try to wrestle the monarchy of the indigenous sport from Griffith within the ultimate of the Barbados Highway Tennis Open.
On the finish of a consuming energy wrestle, the indomitable defence, superior psychological energy, techniques and counter-play noticed Griffith repelling Nurse 21-10, 21-12, 18-21, 21-9 to earn a whopping $20 000.
Nurse who additionally hails from the “Sauna” camp needed to accept $15 000 whereas ending his failed assault on Griffith’s monarchy.
The resilient Griffith stored cool and calm and was by no means fazed by his teenage opponent’s dazzling strokeplay. (KB)
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