Zimbabwe through to semis

The Zimbabwe Davis Cup team is through to the semi finals of the Euro-Africa Zone Group 111 after another a convincing 3-0 win over Nigeria at the ongoing annual Africa zone qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt.

Takanyi Garanganga
Takanyi Garanganga

The win comes after another 3-0 thrashing of Congo Brazzaville which puts Zimbabwe top of Group A and a place in the semi finals with one game against Madagascar still to come.

Top seed Takanyi Garanganga and Benjamin Locke won their matches in straight sets before the combination of Mark Fyn and Locke wrapped up the tie with another win in the doubles.

In fact, even if had the combination of Fyn and Locke lost the doubles, the tie had already been secured in the singles.

The win cemented Zimbabwe’s proud record over Nigeria after the West Africans then featuring Africa’s top ranked player Ndukor Odizor were thoroughly beaten 4-1 at the City Sports Centre in 1992 in a Euro-Africa Zone Group qualifier.

The small southern African nation are now waiting for the conclusion of the Group B preliminary round stages Thursday to know whom they will face in the semi finals for that vital promotion place in the Euro-Africa Zone Group 11 next year.

Victory Friday will secure Zimbabwe a place in the upper group next year.

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