Nduka Odizor

Nduka Odizor ( born August 9, 1958 in Lagos ) is a former Nigerian tennis players.


Odizor grew up in Nigeria and was discovered at the age of 15 years by Robert Wren. This funded him to study at the University of Houston. He was elected three times to the best selection of All-American and 1981 by his university for Athlete of the Year. In the same year he was both in single as well as double the semifinals of the NCAA Championships. He graduated with a degree in marketing and was in the early 1980s tennis pro.

In 1982, he won the Challenger tournament in Tokyo, he also reached the final of the Challenger tournament in Benin City. The following year he was able to win his only individual title on the ATP World Tour in Taipei. In the same year he won at the side of Van in Dallas Winitsky his first doubles title. As a result, he played for several years successfully with David Dowlen, together they won four doubles titles and there were four more times in a final. After a title with a double and a semi-final in the individual rather successful year on the ATP World Tour in 1985, followed by several years in which Oduke played primarily on the Challenger Tour. In 1986 he again won the Challenger tournament in Benin City, as well as the single and the double title of Lagos. After another single and double titles in the following years, he succeeded in 1990 again two title wins on the ATP World Tour.

Overall Odizor won during his career seven doubles titles, he stood five more times in a double finals. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1984 with position 52 in singles and position 20 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the second round of Wimbledon 1983. His best result in the competition was double the quarter- finals at the U.S. Open in the same year.

Odizor played 1986-1993 22 single and double eleven appearances for the Nigerian Davis Cup team. During this time, Nigeria could never qualify for the World Group. 1988 hit Nigeria in the European Group on Austria, in the 0:5 defeat against Horst Skoff subject Odizor both and against Thomas Muster. In the Summer Olympics 1988, he went to the singles and doubles for Nigeria. He was defeated in the first round Robert Seguso and also double the first round against the French Guy Forget and Henri Leconte was on the side of Tony MMOH terminus.

Odizor lives in Houston, Texas. He is married and has a son.

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