Fynn, Chanakira tumble again

HARARE - Zimbabwe tennis players Mark Fynn and Tinotenda Chanakira bowed out in the second round of the ongoing Net One ITF Futures tournament here yesterday.

Fynn went down to second seed Antal Van Der Duim 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

“It was a very difficult match. Van is a good player and he played well today,” Fynn told the Daily News after the match.

“Now I am going back to Turkey to play in some tournaments before the end of the year.”

The sad Zimbabwean story on the court continued when Chanakira suffered a straight sets defeat to fifth seeded Ruan Roelofse from South Africa losing 6-1, 6-3.

“I am very disappointed to lose, my aim was to do better for my country and my family but it happens. I need to go back to the drawing back and start working on my mistakes,” Chanakira said after the match.

“I could have been more offensive when I had chances to come in and take easy volleys but I didn’t come, I think I need to correct this so that I will be more aggressive.

“I think I gave my opponent too much respect because he played in the finals last week, if I just played my normal game I could have done better.”

On his way to the second round Fynn had defeated beat United States player Jordan Dyke 6-4, 6-4 in the first round while Chanakira outclassed fellow countryman Martin Dzuwa 6-4, 6-3 to reach teh second round.

Zimbabwe’s poor performance comes just a week after the local tennis players had also put a dismal performance at the Twenty Third Centuries International ITF Futures.

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