Griffith, Daniel clash on Sunday
ROAD TENNIS FANS can get the popcorn ready for the blockbuster Mark “Venom” Griffith vs Antoine “Lil Man” Daniel III when the Massy United Insurance Clash of the Titans climaxes on Sunday in the Villages at Coverley.
Griffith, the defending champion, and his nemesis Daniel qualified in contrasting styles for their shot at the top prize of $12 000 in front of a large crowd on Wednesday night.
Since returning to the arena, Daniel assumed a personal vendetta to stop Griffith from scoring the three-peat in the Silver Hill tournament and a come-from-behind performance by Daniel had ousted Griffith from the semi-finals of the Monarchs of the Courts earlier this year.
The lure of Daniel in action helped the Professional Road Tennis Association to take the successful step of asking patrons to pay an entrance fee of $5 which thousands gladly forked out to enjoy the thrills and fire from Daniel.
Among those who turned out at Coverley were the Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler; football association president Randy Harris; basketball chief Derrick Garrett and road tennis president Errol Edwards.
A number of sporting legends were also among the crowd with Ronald “Suki” King, king of draughts; former Barbados football captain and coach Keith Griffith, who is also a past road tennis champion, and Kensley Reece of cycling. (KB)
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