Garanganga joins camp

Zimbabwe’s number one Tennis player Takanyi Garanganga is now in camp ahead of Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup Euro-Africa Zone Group Two tie against Bosnia-Herzegovina set for Harare Sports Club from March 6-8.

Takanyi Garanganga
Takanyi Garanganga

Garanganga who is based in the United States of America has joined camp along with Mark Fyn. Davis Cup non playing captain Martin Dzuwa said Garanganga and Fyn’s arrival coupled with the arrival in camp of veteran Wayne Black gives the Zimbabwean team the chance to prepare fully ahead of their biggest Davis Cup tie in the past five years.

“I am happy that the whole team is now in camp and it gives us enough time to prepare for the tie. They are ranked higher than us but rankings do not play tennis,” said Dzuwa.

Wayne Black who was part of the Zimbabwean team that reached the quarter finals of the elite World Group in 1998 has come out of retirement to help Zimbabwe win the tie against Bosnia-Herzegovina and others ahead of Zimbabwe seeks a return to the World Group.

Black a doubles specialist and former world number one is likely to partner Fyn in the doubles with Garanganga who will feature in both singles rested for the doubles.

The other member of the Zimbabwean team is Benjamin Locke. Zimbabwe are the only African country to have gone as far as the quarter finals of the World Group and have had the honour of beating such top tennis nations as the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Switzerland, Croatia, Australia, and Australia.

Zimbabwe gained promotion into the Euro-Africa Zone Group Two last year after more than five years swimming in the lower echelons of Euro-Africa Zone Group Three tennis.

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