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Takanyi Garanganga
Takanyi Garanganga
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Country (sports) Zimbabwe
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 31)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$130,269
Singles
Career record4-7
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 288 (22 September 2014)
Current rankingNo. 568 (11 January 2021)
Grand Slam singles results
French Open Junior2R (2008)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2008)
US Open Junior1R (2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record1-1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 771 (7 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 1,648 (11 January 2021)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open Junior1R (2008)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2008)
US Open Junior2R (2008)
Team competitions
Davis Cup21-21
Medal record
Representing  Zimbabwe
Men's Tennis
All-Africa Games
Gold medal - first place Singles
Bronze medal - third place Doubles
Last updated on: 11 January 2021.

Takanyi Garanganga (born 6 September 1990) is a professional Zimbabwean tennis player. He was born in Mbare, Zimbabwe, a suburb of Harare, and began playing tennis at the age of 8.

He first found success at the age of 14 playing tennis, winning the African Junior Championship at the age of 14. This success sparked the interest of Zimbabwean coach Brian de Villiers, who brought Garanganga to the United States. After a career on the junior circuit and graduating from high school at Keystone National High School in 2008, Garanganga turned down offers to play collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois to focus on a professional career.[1]

Garanganga has represented Zimbabwe at Davis Cup, where he has a win-loss record of 21-21.[2]

Career

Takanyi Garanganga has primarily spent his time on the Futures circuit, while also playing challengers some ATP World Tour qualifying tournaments. He began playing on the tour in 2008, competing in tournaments in the United States and Africa. He has also represented Zimbabwe in Davis Cup action.

His most notable tournament success was winning the gold medal at the 2011 All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique for Men's Singles.

Future and Challenger finals

Singles: 20 (9-11)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures Tour (9-11)
Titles by surface
Hard (9-9)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2010 Uganda F1, Kampala Futures Clay Austria Gerald Melzer 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2011 United States F18, Rochester Futures Clay Romania Gabriel Moraru 4-6, 2-6
Win 1-2 Sep 2012 Turkey F35, Antalya Futures Hard Austria Nikolaus Moser 3-0 RET
Win 2-2 Sep 2012 Turkey F36, Antalya Futures Hard Russia Andrei Plotniy 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Win 3-2 Dec 2012 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Futures Hard South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley 6-3, 7-6(10-8)
Win 4-2 Jun 2013 Turkey F24, Istanbul Futures Hard South Africa Nicolaas Scholtz 6-3, 7-5
Win 5-2 Sep 2013 Turkey F38, Antalya Futures Hard Czech Republic Michal Kone?ný 6-4, 6-2
Loss 5-3 Dec 2014 Senegal F1, Dakar Futures Hard Belgium Alexandre Folie 6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Win 6-3 Jan 2015 United States F4, Long Beach Futures Hard Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4
Loss 6-4 Dec 2015 Nigeria F4, Lagos Futures Hard Netherlands Antal van der Duim 3-6, 6-7(0-7)
Loss 6-5 Oct 2016 United States F30, Fountain Valley Futures Hard Germany Sebastian Fanselow 1-6, 6-7(9-11)
Win 7-5 Dec 2016 Turkey F50, Antalya Futures Hard France Gleb Sakharov 6-4, 6-4
Loss 7-6 Dec 2016 Turkey F51, Antalya Futures Hard France Gleb Sakharov 3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 7-7 Apr 2017 United States F12, Memphis Futures Hard United States Jared Hiltzik 3-6, 3-6
Loss 7-8 Dec 2017 South Africa F2, Stellenbosch Futures Hard France Lény Mitjana 2-6, 4-6
Loss 7-9 Jun 2018 Zimbabwe F1, Harare Futures Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock 6-7(7-9), 2-6
Win 8-9 Jun 2018 Zimbabwe F3, Harare Futures Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock 6-1, 6-4
Win 9-9 Jun 2019 M15 Zimbabwe, Harare World Tennis Tour Hard Canada Martin Beran 6-3, 6-4
Loss 9-10 Jun 2019 M15 Zimbabwe, Harare World Tennis Tour Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock 4-6, 0-6
Loss 9-11 Nov 2019 M15 Mozambique, Maputo World Tennis Tour Hard Spain David Pérez Sanz 5-7, 3-6

Doubles 3 (2-1)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures Tour (2-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2010 Uganda F1, Kampala Futures Clay Uganda Duncan Mugabe United Kingdom James Feaver
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
6-7(8-10), 2-6
Win 1-1 Jan 2011 Guatemala F1, Guatemala City Futures Hard United States Blake Strode Bulgaria Boris Nicola Bakalov
United States Adam El Mihdawy
7-5, 7-5
Win 2-1 Dec 2014 Senegal F1, Dakar Futures Hard South Africa Keith-Patrick Crowley France Tom Jomby
France Mick Lescure
6-3, 6-3

References

  1. ^ Albert Marufu. "Zimbabwe: Garanganga Opens Up On Love Life, Future". AllAfrica.com/The Standard. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Takanyi Garanganga". Davis Cup. Retrieved 2019.

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