Tennis ace Benjamin Lock completes splendid double in Ethiopia


Harare – Zimbabwe tennis star Benjamin Lock outclassed India’s Rishab Agarwal to complete back-to-back singles titles at the conclusion of the second week of the US$15 000 ITF Men’s World Tennis Tournament in Ethiopia on Sunday.

Lock, who has been enjoying a good run of form on tne professional circuit this year, came through 6-2, 6-2 against Agarwal in a one-sided final.

With this victory, the 30-year-old completed back-to-back World Men’s Tennis Tournament singles titles, having already wrapped up the event in Addis Ababa last week.

Last week, the Zimbabwe Davis Cup star secured a 7-5, 6-2 win against Ukraine’s Eric Vanshelboim to clinch the singles title in the first leg of the Ethiopian tour.

Sunday’s win against Agarwal in the final of the second event meant Lock achieved a remarkable feat which even some of the world’s best players have failed to achieve, which is to win 10 matches in a row and claim two singles titles in a space of two weeks.

The double haul in Ethiopia took Block’s career record to 10 ITF Men’s World Tennis singles titles since claiming his maiden win in Mozambique in 2015.

Lock has also enjoyed relative success on the ATP Challenger Tour, the stepping stone to the ATP Tour, the pinnacle of men’s professional tennis.


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