Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Below-par Venom still ‘deadly’

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MARK “VENOM” GRIFFITH, a three-time king, battled poor form and the young, talented Emar Edwards to show the stuff that real champions are made of by pulling off a thrilling quarter-final win in the Silver Hill Road Tennis Championship on Tuesday night.

With only indecisive officiating marring a tremendous duel, Griffith rose from the death to stop Edwards 23-21, 16-21, 21-19 booking a semi-final date in tonight against Curtis Jones.

Edwards had outplayed Griffith to take charge of the first game, particularly with a line gem at 10-6.

The resilience of Griffith came to the fore as he engaged in his famous 30-ball rallies to lock the scores at 15. However, in attempting to hit his way into form, Griffith spoiled repeatedly for Edwards to rush to 19-16. (KB)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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