WASHINGTON DC —
Zimbabwe’s Wayne Black is excited to return to Davis Cup tennis after a 10-year absence.
Black will make a return to Davis Cup tennis at the age of 40 when he lines up for Zimbabwe in their three-day Euro-Africa Zone Group Two tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina starting Friday.
Davis Cup team non-playing captain, Martin Dzuwa, has revealed Black will play in the doubles alongside Mark Fyn.
Black says his availability and the early arrival of Fyn will help the team develop their doubles partnership.
He is buoyed on by the fact that some players have continued playing Davis Cup tennis to the ripe age of 50 with San Marino’s Vittori Pellandra playing against Egypt in 2007 at the age of 66.
Black says he is going to take one game at a time, adding that all he wants is to win his games.
Bosnia-Herzegovina are ranked 48th in the world while Zimbabwe are in 74th position.
The visitors’ top singles players are also ranked far much higher than Zimbabwe’s players. One of them, Damir Dzumhur, is ranked 89th.
Zimbabwe’s top player Takanyi Garanganga, who is based in Atlanta in the USA, is way down the rankings on 324th position with his career high ranking having been 288.
However, Dzuwa is not reading into that as he is boasting that the Zimbabweans are banking on history.
The Zimbabweans are hoping to go all the way in the group and gain promotion into the Euro-Africa Zone Group One next.
While in the past, Zimbabwe played all their home matches at the Harare City Sports Centre, the tie against Bosnia-Herzegovina will be at Harare Sports Club.