HARARE – Rising Zimbabwean tennis ace Mark Fynn enjoyed a convincing straight-sets win over India’s Medhir Goyal to progress to the second round of the on-going Burundi F1 Futures tournament at Entente Sportive de Bujumbura in Burindi.
Fynn dismantled Goyal 6-2 6-1 to storm into the second round.
Fynn told the Daily News before the event that he is aiming to add another trophy to his cabinet.
“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,” he added.
Fynn’s impressive display in Burundi comes just a month after he did well at the Turkey F33 Futures in Izmir were he won his first title on the ITF Futures Circuit.
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.
The winners of the week-long tournament will share US$10,000 in cash prizes.
After the Burundi F1 Futures, players will arrive in Kigali for the second leg.
The second leg (Rwanda F1 Futures) is slated to run from September 30 to October 6 at Umubano Courts.