Zimbabwe’s tennis brothers Benjamin Lock have expressed their delight after winning their second doubles title on the ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour in a space of three weeks at the US$15000 Tournoi International M15 Oran in Algeria last week.
The victory on the clay courts at Tennis Club St Hubert was the Zimbabwean pair’s third of the season as they continue to make huge strides on the pro circuit.
During their latest win North Africa, the Lock brothers were cheered by Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Algeria, Vusumuzi Ntonga, who also presented the duo with their trophy after their 6-1, 6-7, 10-3 victory over the pair of Robin Bertrand of France and Switzerland’s Mirko Martinez.
The Lock brothers were delighted to come out victorious this week in what was the second meeting between the two teams in as many weeks.
The duo of Bertrand and Martinez won the previous meeting 6-1, 4-6, 6-10.
“We are very happy with the result after losing to the same opponents the week before. The competition level at the tournament was very good and attracted international players from all over the world,” said the winning duo said in an interview with The Sunday Mail.
Benjamin and Courtney, who are key players on Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup team revealed that they are also enjoying playing on clay.
“It (the clay court surface) was very slow and hot, but we have been playing very well on this surface and have already picked up two clay-court titles. We are very comfortable on the surface, and we are happy with our performances so far.”