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Pakistan’s tennis star Aisam with his duo Inglot reach ATP semis


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

07th Feb, 2020. 09:08 pm
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Pakistan's tennis star Aisam with his duo Inglot reach ATP semis

Duo of Pakistan’s star tennis player Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, along with his British doubles partner Dominic Inglot moved in the semifinal of the ATP Tour World Championships being held at Montpellier, France, APP reported.

According to the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Aisam and Dominic outplayed the 2nd seeded pair of Dutch player Roger Julien and Romanian Horia Tecau in the quarter final of the ATP Tour World Championships.

In a scintillating encounter, Aisam and Dominic prevailed 7-6, 6-7.11-9. They would now face the British pair of Jamie Murray and Neil Skupski in the semi-final.

President PTF Salim Saifullah Khan and PTF management, congratulated Aisam and also wished the duo the best for their semi-final.

Earlier, Aisam-ul-Haq had criticized Indian tennis players for disrespecting Pakistan.

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He announced that he will boycott the upcoming Davis Cup tie against India as his protest against the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) decision to deprive Pakistan of the tie’s hosting right.

Aisam-ul-Haq has raised his voice against the decision of Indian Tennis Federation, saying it is unfair not to send Pakistan team for Davis Cup.

He said that Pakistan has assured security protocol then why some members of Indian team are refusing.

On November 5, the ITF had moved the Davis Cup tie against India from Pakistan to a neutral venue citing security issues after Indian players refused to tour Pakistan.

Terming the decision “deplorable”, Aisam said that he was “saddened to learn that the ITF, under the Indian influence, continues to take away Pakistan’s right of holding Davis Cup tie against India at our home venue.”

Aisam criticized Indian tennis players and officials for showing disrespect to Pakistan.

“They should not insult and disgrace our security forces by saying that they cannot assure the safety and security of a few member of the Indian tennis team,” said Aisam, the most successful tennis player to come out of Pakistan.

Aisam further said that if the excuse is the tension between India and Pakistan due to what Indians have done in occupied Kashmir then why we should be penalized for their wrongdoing.

He also said that the British royal couple has also visited Pakistan recently while the Queen of the Netherlands is also coming to Pakistan.

 

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