HARARE – Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup tennis player Mark Fynn is aiming to add another trophy in his cabinet when he participates at the Burundi F1 Futures tournament at Entente Sportive de Bujumbura.
The event is set to start Monday and will end on September 29.
Fynn told the Daily News that he is ready and is looking forward for an exciting tournament.
“I am hoping for a good tournament here. I feel I am playing well, and I’m looking forward to this tournament,” Fynn said.
“The tournament is on clay, which is a more challenging surface for most players coming from Zimbabwe.”
Fynn won his first title on the ITF Futures Circuit after a doubles final victory at the Turkey F33 Futures in Izmir recently.
The Zimbabwean and his partner Daniiar Duldaev from Kyrgyzstan beat the pair of Melik Feler from France and Alexender Merino of Peru 4-6 6-4 [10-6].
The pair’s most impressive performance, however, came in the quarterfinals when they posted a hard-fought shock 4-6 6-2 [10-8]victory to upstage the more fancied French pair of Sebastien Boltz and Emilien Firmin.
“I am happy with my performances recently. Having just won my first ITF Futures doubles title in Turkey, I am hoping to carry over that momentum into my future tournaments,” said Fynn.
“In the next two years I hope to continue improving my results, and put myself in a position where my ranking allows me to compete in the larger international.”
The winners of the week-long tournament will share US$10,000 in cash prizes.
After the Burundi F1 Futures, players will descend on Kigali for the second leg.
The second leg (Rwanda F1 Futures) is slated to run from September 30 to October 6 at Umubano Courts.