Seetso moves closer to Grand Slam dream

Dashing: Seetso’s stock on the rise
Dashing: Seetso’s stock on the rise

It might be some way to go, but with each passing tournament, Botswana’s rising tennis star, Denzel Seetso is moving closer to a dream junior grand slam appearance.

The 17-year-old won his second ITF title when he brushed aside South African, Rohan Loubser. Seetso’s latest triumph came in Pretoria last Friday where he was the top seed in the ITF/CAT J4 tournament. He breezed through to the final where he met regular South African opponent, Loubser and won 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to wrap up his second major trophy after a similar triumph in Gaborone in April.

Now the BTA sees Seetso blazing the trail and going all the way to represent the country at a junior Grand Slam, which will be a first for Botswana. “It is not a surprise that he won in Pretoria. He is talented and we see him playing junior French Open or the Wimbledon,” the president of the Botswana Tennis Association Oaitse Thipe said. He said it was encouraging that other youngsters are doing well on the international circuit like Mark Nawa. “Nawa started the year ranked outside the top 1,000 (but is now at 783).

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