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TENNIS - Wheelchair 20 Feb, 2024

ITF3 Wheelchair: Pakistani lad Asif Abbasi claims second position
ITF3 Wheelchair: Pakistani lad Asif Abbasi claims second position

Abdul Jabbar Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis No.1 player, Asif Abbasi earned second position in the ITF3 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, as scammed in the final against high-ranked (World No. 104) rival Nemeth Roland from Hungary at Bolton Tennis Arena, United Kingdom on Tuesday. The final score-line was 7-6, and 6-4.

According to available information from abroad, Abbasi's journey to the final was nothing short of inspiring, showcasing his resilience and talent on the international stage. Abbasi's campaign began with a dominant performance against a local player, securing a convincing victory with a score of 6-0, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, he faced a formidable opponent, the French player seeded second in the tournament and ranked 69th in the world. Despite the tough challenge, Abbasi displayed exceptional tennis prowess and emerged victorious with a score-line of 6-4, 6-3.

In the semifinal, he went head-to-head with an Italian opponent in a nerve-jangling contest. Pakistan man with unwavering focus and determination clinched victory after a fierce battle, winning with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, securing his place in the final.

In the final showdown, Abbasi faced a seasoned and matured player, showcasing his skills against a formidable opponent. Though the match was fiercely contested, Abbasi ultimately fell short, losing with a score of 7-6, 6-4. However, his performance throughout the tournament has earned him praise and admiration for his outstanding achievements on the court.

Abbasi's remarkable journey to the final serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes in Pakistan, highlighting the potential and talent within the country's wheelchair tennis community. His resilience, determination, and remarkable talent continue to elevate the profile of wheelchair tennis in Pakistan and inspire a new generation of athletes.

Asif Abbasi is now gearing up for his next challenge, the ITF2 wheelchair tennis tournament, which begins on February 21, 2024. With his recent success as motivation, Abbasi is hopeful to perform well in this tournament and further solidify his position as a formidable force in the world of wheelchair tennis. Abbasi aims to raise his world ranking and an ultimately willing to participate in the Paris Paralympic this year.