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RIO OLYMPICS 2016: MURRAY WINS TENNIS GOLD FOR GREAT BRITAIN

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BRITAIN’S Andy Murray became the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in Rio. An emotional Murray, 29, secured a thrilling 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 victory to make it GB’s most successful day at an overseas Games with five gold medals. The see-saw match featured 14 breaks of serve in front ...

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LOCK IN DREAM WIN

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ZIMBABWE’s Benjamin Lock won his first ever title at home when he outmuscled Australian Marc Polmans in the ITF Zimbabwe F1 Futures singles final at Harare Sports Club yesterday. The 23-year-old staged a dramatic comeback to prevail 5-7; 7-6 (5) 7-5 in three hours against the canny Australian who was seeded fourth in the tournament. By Brighton Zhawi Lock attributed ...

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LOCK BROTHERS WIN MAIDEN TITLE TOGETHER IN MAPUTO

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ZIMBABWEAN brothers Benjamin and Courtney won their first International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures Circuit title together at the $10 000 Standard Bank Open in Maputo Mozambique on Friday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The duo put on an impressive perfomance to seal a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over John Lambie from the US and Portugal’s Bernardo Saraiva in the doubles final at the ...

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TZ SECURES SPONSORSHIP

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TENNIS players and fans are guaranteed a dosage of the international game when the country hosts three International Tennis Federation Futures tournaments at Harare Sports Club between June and July. By Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter – Herald Tennis Zimbabwe president Regis Bhunu yesterday said they had secured sponsorship to host three $10 000 futures events from June 20 to July 9. ...

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MASVINGO TENNIS STARLETS FOR BOTSWANA TOURNEY

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The Masvingo junior tennis team that did well at the Albert Nhamoyebonde Tournament held in February in Harare has been invited to compete at the Francistown Tennis Open slated for April 15 to 18 in Botswana.By Nyambira Chivasa At the Nhamoyebonde tournament, Masvingo scooped five gold medals and a tennis racket for their exploits as they emerged overall winners ahead ...

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ZIM DAVIS CUP TEAM GEAR UP FOR FINLAND

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THE Zimbabwe Davis Cup tennis team held their first practice session in Finland yesterday, as they started the final stretch of their preparations for the Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie against the hosts beginning on Friday. BY SPORTS REPORTER According to reports from Finland, the trio of captain Martin Dzuwa, Courtney Lock and Mark Fynn practiced at the indoor hard ...

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LOCK READY FOR DAVIS CUP SINGLES DEBUT

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FOLLOWING the withdrawal of his elder brother Benjamin Lock from the Davis Cup team barely three weeks before an away tie against Finland, Courtney says he is ready to fill his big brother’s shoes. By Munyaradzi Madzokere The Zimbabwe Davis Cup team dates Finland in a Euro/Africa Zone Group II encounter set for March 4 to 6, in Finland’s skiing ...

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MTB IN DRIVE TO SPREAD TENNIS IN RURAL AREAS

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MASVINGO Province has never been a tennis stronghold but things have been changing in recent years. BY Munyaradzi Madzokere The elitist tag that shackled the sport for years is slowly shedding off and the Masvingo Tennis Board (MTB) has decided to take the game beyond its urban boundaries. With a limited number of resources, few tennis facilities and equipment, let ...

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BLACK OUT OF FINLAND DAVIS CUP MISSION

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ZIMBABWE Davis Cup legend Wayne Black will not be part of the team that will travel to Finland for an important Euro/Africa Group II first round encounter slated for March 4-6 in Kittila. By Munyaradzi Madzokere Black has been part of the team since Zimbabwe qualified into Group II as he came out of retirement at the age of 41 ...

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ZIM TENNIS STAR GETS ANOTHER US ACCOLADE

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ZIMBABWE Davis Cup player Courtney Lock, who is enjoying a superb start to the season in the United States with the University of Louisville team, added an impressive accomplishment to his résumé after being named Atlantic Coast Conference (AAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Lock’s stock in the US has been on the rise since making his ...

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