Lock aims to turn professional


Young Zimbabwean tennis ace Benjamin Lock will turn professional in September as he prepares to take his career to another level.
Though he lost to Manfred Jeske in the final of the International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit title over the weekend in South Africa, Lock is already looking to playing in the US Open Juniors championships. In an interview with NewsDay from his base in South Africa, Lock said he was now setting his sights to the Grade 2 ITF tournaments before turning professional.
“I’m very happy with the progress I have made since my return from Morocco and looking forward to playing in professional tournaments starting with the Futures 15 000 in September,” Lock said.
Full results:
1st round: Lock beat South African Johan Kruger (RSA) 7-5, 6-2
2nd round: Lock beat Tunde Samba (Senegal) 6-1, 6-2
3rd round: Lock beat Mathew Rossouw (RSA) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Quarter finals: Lock beat Dion Roos (RSA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Semi finals: Lock beat Michael lyzwa (RSA) 6-1, 6-2
Final: Lock lost to Manfred Jeske (RSA) 2-6, 6-4, 4-6