Zimbabwe Davis cup team cautious ahead of Syria tie

By ZBC Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Davis Cup team is taking a cautious approach ahead of the Euro-Africa Zone Group Two match against Syria at Harare Sports Club this weekend.
Syria has been ravaged by years of war, with the Asian nation going through a series of traumatic events.
Most sporting facilities have been razed to the ground owing to raging war resulting in Syria playing Davis cup matches away from home.
Following Syria’s failure to provide a neutral venue, Zimbabwe was accorded the opportunity of hosting the tie.
Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup opponents are without doubt weaker on paper, but Zimbabwe is not taking their opponents lightly.
“We are favourites but it is no reason for us to relax. We have to be focused on the task at hand which is overcoming Syria.
“Davis cup is a competition renowned for stirring upsets. There have been occasions where we have beaten top 100 players and the same can happen to us hence the need for us to guard against complacency. I am confident we will win but we just have to be focused,” said Mehluli Sibanda.
Takanyi Garanganga has spent the past few weeks preparing for the Davis Cup tie against Syria outlining his approach of preparing thoroughly regardless of the nature of the opposition.
“I never think of what people say outside the court. I just always try and focus on my game, I don’t really look at the opponents as I try to be in a zone of preparing to the best of my ability for any encounter,” noted Takanyi Garanganga.
As the clock ticks towards the Euro-Africa Zone Group Two tie against Syria, Zimbabwe appears focused on the task at hand, which is overcoming Syria and remaining in their current group.
The draw will be held this Thursday with fans expected to throng Harare Sports club when the action begins on Friday.