HARARE – Zimbabwe’s top tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga, continued to shine after he progressed to the semi-finals of the ongoing Knoxville, TN Challenger in United States.
Garanganga fought hard to overcome America’s Dennis Nevolo 7-6(2) 6-3 to sail through to the last four.
The Zimbabwe Davis Cup player will now face India’s Singh Sanam, who outclassed Libya’s Ghasya Fares 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals.
In the second round, Garanganga enjoyed a convincing straight-sets win against America’s Andrew Carter 6-1, 6-3.
Last month, Garanganga sealed his fifth career win on the ITF Futures Circuit with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Michal Konecny of the Czech Republic.
It was also Garanganga’s third win in Turkey in a space of two years in addition to the Turkey F24 Futures in June and the Turkey Futures 35 and 36 tournaments, both staged in the same country last year.
Garanganga, who is ranked 501 on the ATP World rankings, is also the reigning 23rd Century Systems Zimbabwe F1 Futures champion.
ITF Futures tournaments are the lowest rung in professional tennis and are organised by the ITF Men’s Circuit to create a platform for players to win career titles and improve their world rankings.