ZIMBABWE Davis Cup tennis player Mark Fynn moved a step closer to winning his first title on the ITF Futures Circuit after reaching the doubles final at the Turkey F33 Futures in the Turkish City of Izmir.
REPORT BY DANIEL NHAKANISO
The Spain-based player and his playing partner Daniiar Duldaev from Kyrgyzstan were scheduled to meet the pair of Bar Dekel from Israel and Warit Sornbutnark from Thailand in the doubles final today. In the semi-finals Fynn and Duldaev beat the all-Israeli pair of Cohen Eyal and Elia Allon 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets.
The pair’s most impressive performance, however, came in the quarter-finals when they posted a hard-fought shock 4-6 6-2 [10-8] victory after upstaging the more fancied French pair of Sebastien Boltz and Emilien Firmin.
Fynn’s impressive display in Turkey comes just a week after he did well at the Egypt F18 Futures in Sharm El Sheikh last week.
The Zimbabwe Davis Cup player narrowly missed out on claiming his first professional title after losing in the doubles final of the Egypt F18 Futures.
Fynn and his playing partner Matias Castro from Argentina lost 7-5, 4-6 (10-4) in a fiercely contest final to the Ukrainian pair of Dmytro Kovalyov and Denys Mylokostov. It was Fynn’s first appearance in an ITF Futures tennis final since graduating from the juniors. He will be hoping that luck will be on his side this time around and will be able to clear the final hurdle.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe female tennis player Cara Black and her American partner Vania King are out of the New Haven Open in Connecticut, United States after losing their women’s doubles quarter-final match on Thursday evening.
The pair lost 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 to Black’s former partner Liezel Huber of the United States, and Nuria Llagostera Vives from Spain. The New Haven Open was Black’s last competitive tournament before next week’s US Open.