Great Britain’s Ryan James Storrie has expressed his delight after beating Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock in two straight sets - 6-4, 6-4 – to emerge as the winner of the McDan ITF World Tour.
The tournament which started a week ago saw the Brit challenging the Zambian who was the Number one seed ahead of the finals. Storrie arguably the underdog in the matchup played above himself as he cruised past Benjamin Lock to win his first professional title.
Speaking in an interview after his victory, Ryan James shared that he is very happy to have finally won his first professional title and is looking forward to building on it in order to win more.
“It is my first professional title so that means a lot. Am very happy. I saw that there was a tournament here in Ghana and there is few in Uganda so I thought it will be a good trip to come to Africa and play these tournaments”, he said.
He further praised his opponent for putting up a good performance, adding that it was a bonus for him to have managed to win two straight sets.
“He was a very good player and I had to play very well to beat him so am just happy I got the win and it’s a bonus that I won in straight sets. Am just so happy with myself and hopefully, I can build on it and win a few more”, Storrie shared.
The Brit is expected to move to Uganda where he will be competing in other tournaments in a bid to win another title.