Zim out to regain lost glory

The Zimbabwe Davis Cup team is out to regain lost glory when they trot onto Harare Sports Club tennis court for the Euro-Africa Zone Group Two showdown against Bosnia-Herzegovina.


The team has been in the shadows for too long – playing in the Euro-Africa Zone Group Three and a win over Bosnia-Herzegovina will see them get promotion to Group One and closer to a return to the lucrative World Group.

But that will not be easy as the visitors have highly ranked players in the form of their top seed Damir Dzumhur, ranked 89 in the world, and second seed Mizar Basic who is 199 in the world.

Zimbabwe has been boosted by the return to action of veteran and doubles specialist Wayne Black who is likely to partner Mark Fyn in the doubles.

Black is not overawed by the chance of facing Bosnia-Herzegovina. “ I have been out for some time but has been training on my own. I feel I am in shape to help Zimbabwe qualify,” said Wayne, a former world doubles number one.

More important is the fact that the Zimbabweans have home advantage and will have the full backing of the sports loving public. Top seed Takanyi Garanganga arrived in the country well in advance from his USA base and has been training at the match venue. The sportsman of the year finalist will obviously play in both singles alongside Benjamin Locke with Fyn and Black in the doubles.

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