Mharakurwa still hopeful

HARARE - Zimbabwe wheelchair tennis ace Nyasha Mharakurwa is hopeful of regaining full fitness and his form on the court after a long period on the sidelines with an elbow injury.

Mharakurwa, who has won the Zimbabwe Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award five times, has battled with the injury in the last two years.

Recently, he tried his luck on the court when he participated in the Airports Company South Africa Soweto Open but failed to last the distance.

The Zimbabwean retired in the early stages of the event but that has not dampened his spirits of regaining full fitness.

“I felt a bit of pain on my elbow in the last tournament and retired.  So I am doing rehab on that for now,” Mharakurwa told the Daily News on Sunday.

“My dream of getting back onto the tennis court is not yet shuttered; the four events I played this year were test events.

“I had not resumed full training and it was just physio needed to check how the elbow responds and I stopped when I felt pain so we are working on it.

“I think I’m recovering well, given that I couldn’t play at all for two years, so being able to play four tournaments is progress

“I’m looking to making my come-back this year and that would be great, but I have learnt the last two years that these injuries take time.”

Before suffering the elbow injury, the Buhera-born wheelchair tennis ace had set alight both the local and international scenes, sweeping everything on offer.

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