Tennis: Pakistani tennis star Khawaja Saeed passes away

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

01st Apr, 2021. 07:53 pm
tennis

Pakistani former tennis star Khawaja Saeed passed away, former tennis legend of Pakistan and patron of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF).

Saeed was born in British India in 1930, he completed his studies at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) where he enhanced his skills in the sport. He was a former Pakistan number one tennis player and the first Pakistani to reach the main draws of a Grand Slam Wimbledon Champion­ships in 1955 and 1956 through qualifying matches.

In his brilliant career, he captained Pakistan’s Davis Cup team 32 times, and also reached the second round of the French Open.

Everyone in the tennis family of Pakistan felt deep grief over his death. PTF president Salim Saifullah Khan, EC, and the tennis fraternity extend their heartfelt condolences to Saeed Hai’s family on Wednesday while NBP president Arif Usmani also condoled the sad demise.

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