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Tennis06 Mar 2021

Pakistan Japan Davis Cup Tennis Tie: Japan sweep 4-0
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (March 6, 2021):-Japan beat Pakistan 4-0 in the Davis Cup World Tennis Ties at the Grass Courts of Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on Saturday. Aisam and Aqeel Khan disappointed the top officials of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), as well as whole nation. Pakistan player could win only a single set in four matches. On Saturday, In the Doubles fixture, Mochizuki Shintaro pairing with Shimabukuro Sho overcame local guys Aisam Qureshi and Aqeel Khan 2-1 in a three sets fuss. The final score-line was 4-6, 6-4 and 6-2. In the second match of the day, Shimizu Yuta outplayed Muzammil Murtaza in straight sets 2-0 with score-line 6-1, 6-1 in a one-sided affair. Atsushi Fujii and Yohei Shiomoto General Manager of Mitsubishi, Salim Saifullah Khan, President PTF, Mohammad Fuad Mohsin, National Business Head National Bank of Pakistan, and the Executive Committee of PTF and high-ranking officials of PSB witnessed the matches. ITF Referee Norbert Peick, ITF Event Manager Tom Nelson, the ITF Chair Umpires Jaume, Campistol and Alexandre Robein and the ITF Review Officials, Tamas Peterdi and Victor Chernov, and the Hawk-Eye Officials officiated the tie. Results (Day-II) Mochizuki Shintaro & Shimabukuro Sho bt Aisam Qureshi & Aqeel Khan 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Shimizu Yuta bt Muzammil Murtaza  6-1, 6-1    

Tennis05 Mar 2021

Davis Cup Tennis Tie: Japan earn 2-0 lead
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (March 5, 2021):-Young Japanese players outclassed hosted top duo of tennis players Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan in straight sets on Friday on the opening day of Davis Cup World Tennis Ties at the Grass Courts of Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. The match rest of three matches including Doubles and Reverse Singles will be played on Saturday at same venue. In the first match of the day, Yosuke Watauki stunned Aqeel Khan 2-0 in straight sets with the score-line of 6-3 and 6-2 after displaying wonderful game of tennis that was blend of beautiful forehands and backhands drives in addition classic drop shorts, as top Pakistani guy failed to encounter his opponent to win the match in great style at home soil. The officials of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) were disappointed on this occasion, as the top guys produced blew the mark performance despite of having home ground advantage. Later on, in the second match, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi , 41 lost his match against 26 years old Kaichi Ucnid 0-2 without showing any resistance. At one stage of the first set the score was leveled at 4-4 but Japanese lad broke the game of Qureshi and made the score 5-4. He retained his serves at won the set at 6-4. However, second set was tie 6-6 but visitor player did not allow local here to score the winning points, as tiebreak score was 6-4. Kaichi won the match at 6-4 and 7-6. Schedule: March 6, 2021 RUBBER 3: Aqeel Khan & Aisam Qureshi VS Shintaro MOCHIZUKI & Yosuke WATANUKI RUBBER 4: Aisam Qureshi VS Yosuke WATANUKI RUBBER 5: Aqeel Khan VS Kaichi UCHIDA  

Tennis04 Mar 2021

Davis Cup Tennis Tie: Aqeel takes on Yosuke in the opening fixture
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (March 4, 2021):-Pakistan top national tennis player Aqeel Khan will take on Yosuke Watanuki of Japan in the opening fixture of Davis Cup Tennis Ties that will be kicked off on Friday at the Grass Courts of Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad. The match will start at 11:00 pm. According to an official of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) that media persons would not be allowed to cover the prestigious international tennis event owing the Covid-19 pandemic. Later, the second match of the day will be played between international guy Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Kaichi Uchida. Non-Playing captain of Pakistan team Mushaf Zia hoped that team would perform up to mark and produce historical results. “We toiled hard in the court and all team member are fit and willing to deliver his performance against Japan, “he viewed.  The Official Draw of Davis Cup World Group I tie held at the Aisam ul Haq Pavilion, Pakistan Sports Complex, with strict adherence to ITF COVID-19 protocols. Secretary PTF and Event Security Manager Col. Gul Rehman, picked the official draw. President, PTF Salim Saifullah Khan, ITF Referee Norbert Peick, Secretary Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Mohsin Mushtaq, ITF Event Manager Tom Nelson, the ITF Chair Umpires Jaume, Campistol and Alexandre Robein and the ITF Review Officials, Tamas Peterdi and Victor Chernov were also present at the official draw ceremony.  Schedule: March 5, 2021: RUBBER 1: Aqeel KHAN VS Yosuke WATANUKI RUBBER 2: AisamQURESHI VS Kaichi UCHIDA  March 6, 2021 RUBBER 3: AqeelKHAN & Aisam QURESHI VS Shintaro MOCHIZUKI & Yosuke WATANUKI RUBBER 4: AisamQURESHI VS Yosuke WATANUKI RUBBER 5: AqeelKHAN VS Kaichi UCHIDA  

Tennis05 Feb 2021

ITF World Juniors: Sam Baumgartner and Birtan Duran win Doubles title
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (February 5, 2021):- Sam Kydd Baumgartner paring with Birtan Duran have won the Boys Doubles title of PTF President ITF World J5 Junior Tennis Championship after beating their opponents Dmitry Dolzhenkov and Artiom Dorofeev 2-0 in single sided final at PTF Tennis Complex on Friday. Syed Zeeshan Ali Naqvi, Deputy Mayor Islamabad, visited PTF Complex along with Mansoor Ahmed DDG PSB to witness some of the matches, and he was extremely happy with the arrangements and organization of the events. He also paid compliments to President PTF and his team in ensuring that so many foreign players have decided to come to Islamabad. Results: Boy’s Doubles (Final): Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) / Birtan Duran (TUR) beat Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) / Artiom Dorofeev (FRA) 6-4, 6-2 Girl’s Doubles (Final): Iman Khan (GBR) / Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) beat Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) / Margarita Okhendovskaya (UKR) 4-6, 6-4 [11-9] Boys Singles (Semi-Finals): Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) beat  Andrey Kozlov (RUS) 6-2, 6-2 Birtan Duran (TUR) beat Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) 7-5, 6-3 Girls Singles (Semi-Finals): Iman Khan (GBR) beat Maria Pukhina (RUS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) beat Ines Faltinger (AUT) 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-2

Tennis04 Feb 2021

ITF World Juniors: Dmitry stuns Holder 2-0
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (February 4, 2021):-Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) overcame Carl Holder (FRA) in the first quarterfinal of the ongoing ITF World Juniors Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad on Thursday. Both sets ended on tie-break. In another game, Iman Khan (UK) ousted Arina Arifullina (RUS) in an exciting match with the score-line of 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Results: Boys Singles (Quarter-Finals): Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) bt Carl Holder (FRA) 7-5, 7-5 Andrey Kozlov (RUS) bt Siddhartha Lama (USA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Yakup Uzunel (DEN) 6-1, 6-1 Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) bt Artiom Dorofeev (FRA) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 Girls Singles (Quarter-Finals): Maria Pukhina (RUS) bt Avrora Volkova (RUS) 6-3,6-1 Lidia Laskova (RUS) bt Ines Faltinger (AUT) 6-0, 6-1 Iman Khan (GBR) bt Arina Arifullina (RUS) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) bt Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) 6-3, 6-2 Girls Doubles (Semi-Finals):    Iman Khan (GBR) / Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) W/O Tamara Ermakova (RUS) / Maria Pukhina (RUS)

Tennis03 Feb 2021

ITF World Juniors: All foreigner players claim victories
ABDUL JABBAR FAISAL ISLAMABAD (February 3, 2021):-All eight foreigner players secured their berths in the Boys Singles quarterfinals of the PTF President ITF World J5 Junior Tennis Championship after beating their opponents at the PTF Complex, Islamabad on Wednesday. Solitary Pakistani guy Sami Zeb ousted from tournament, as he lost his vital match 2-1 against Siddhartha Lama from United States of America (USA). Salim Saifullah Khan President Pakistan Tennis Federation visited PTF complex to witness some of the matches. He appreciated the overall arrangements for the successful conduct of the event. He also interacted with the foreign/local players and their parent/coaches. Results: Boys Singles (Round-II): Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) bt Raahim Agha (GBR) 7-5, 6-0 Siddhartha Lama (USA) bt Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Carl Holder (FRA) bt Oscar Baumgartner (SUI) 6-2, 6-3 Andrey Kozlov (RUS) bt Lorant Gyori (HUN) 6-2, 7-5 Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Abraar Iqbal (USA) 6-1, 6-3 Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) bt Amir Asylkozhaev (RUS) 6-1, 6-0 Artiom Dorofeev (FRA) bt Meethre Barot (USA) 7-5, 6-3 Yakup Uzunel (DEN) bt Aoi Ooka (JPN) 7-6(2), 6-0 Boys Doubles (Quarter-Finals): Carl Holder (FRA) / Yakup Uzunel (DEN) bt Hamid Israr (PAK) / Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) 6-1,4-6 [10-6] Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) / Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Meethre Barot (USA) / Siddhartha Lama (USA) 7-5, 6-4 Toa Maeda (JPN) / Aoi Ooka (JPN) bt Andrey Kozlov (RUS) / Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) 6-3, 5-7 [10-7] Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) / Artiom Dorofeev (FRA) bt Dev Kanbargimath (ROU) / Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) 6-3, 6-1              Girls Singles (Round-II): Iman Khan (GBR) bt Margarita Okhendovskaya (UKR) 6-0, 6-4 Arina Arifullina (RUS) bt Eda Numanoglu (TUR) 6-1,6-4 Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) bt Ekaterina Suvorova (RUS) 6-2, 6-0 Maria Pukhina (RUS) bt Dorsa Cheraghi (IRI) 6-3, 6-1 Ines Faltinger (AUT) bt Tamara Ermakova (RUS) 6-1, 6-1 Girls Doubles (Quarter-Finals): Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) / Margarita Okhendovskaya (UKR) bt Amna Qayum (USA) / Natalia Zaman (PAK) 6-1, 6-1 Iman Khan (GBR) / Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) bt Dorsa Cheraghi (IRI) / Ines Faltinger (AUT) 7-5, 7-5 Tamara Ermakova (RUS) / Maria Pukhina (RUS) bt Sheeza Sajid (PAK) / Zahra Suleman (PAK) 6-0, 6-0 Ekaterina Suvorova (RUS) / Avrora Volkova (RUS) bt Mahrukh Farooqui (PAK) / Zara Khan (PAK) 6-1, 6-0

Tennis02 Feb 2021

ITF World Juniors: Holder, Sami Zeb, Amir and Abraar post victories
SPORTS REPORT ISLAMABAD (February 2, 2021):- Carl Holder (FRA), Sami Zeb Khan (PAK), Amir Asylkozhaev (RUS) and Abraar Iqbal (USA) have won their matches in the Boys’ Singles of PTF President ITf World Juniors J5 Tennis Championship after beating their respective opponents here at PTF Tennis Complex on Tuesday. All four matches of the Round-I ended in straight sets, however, match between local guy Sami Zeb Khan and British lad Tom Chapman was a close contest, as the both players displayed excellent game of tennis in the first set that finished on tiebreak. Results: Boys Singles (Round-I): Carl Holder (FRA) beat Mahatir Mohammad Khan (PAK) 6-1, 6-3 Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) beat Tom Chapman (GBR) 7-5, 6-3 Amir Asylkozhaev (RUS) beat Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) 6-0, 6-2 Abraar Iqbal (USA) beat Mohammad Talha Khan (PAK) 6-3, 6-3       Boys Doubles (Round-I): Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) / Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Yahya Luni (PAK) / Huzaima Abdul Rehman (PAK) 6-1, 6-1 Andrey Kozlov (RUS) / Ruslan Serazhetdinov (RUS) bt Raahim Agha (GBR) / Tom Chapman (GBR) 6-4, 6-4 Meethre Barot (USA) / Siddhartha Lama (USA) bt Oscar Baumgartner (SUI) / Zalan Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-4 Dmitry Dolzhenkov (RUS) / Artiom Dorofeev (FRA) bt Mahatir Muhammad Khan (PAK) / Hasheesh Kumar (PAK) 6-1, 6-1 Dev Kanbargimath (ROU) / Ahmad Nael Qureshi (PAK) bt Abdullah. (PAK) / Kashan Umar Khalil (PAK) 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) / Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) bt Amir Asylkozhaev (RUS) / Lorant Gyori (HUN) 6-3, 6-4 Toa Maeda (JPN) / Aoi Ooka (JPN) bt Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) / Muhammad Talha Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-4 Carl Holder (FRA) / Yakup Uzunel (DEN) bt Faizan Fayyaz (PAK) / Abdul Hanan (PAK) 6-4, 6-1 Girls Singles 2nd Round Main Draw Matches: Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) bt Zahra Suleman (PAK) 6-0, 6-1 Eda Numanoglu (TUR) bt Sheeza Sajid (PAK) 6-0, 6-3 Avrora Volkova (RUS) bt Amna Qayum (USA) 6-1, 6-2 Lidia Laskova (RUS) bt Artina Gashi (KOS) 6-4, 6-4 Girl’s Doubles 1st Round Main Draw Match: Iman Khan (GBR) / Alaia Rubio Perez (GBR) bt Lidia Laskova (RUS) / Olga Sorochkina (RUS) 6-2, 6-4

Tennis30 Jan 2021

SBP Open Tennis Championship conclude
SPORTS REPORT LAHORE (January 30, 2021):- Ahmad Kamil defeated Imran Bhatti 2-1 in the final of Men's Singles and Haniya Minhas thrashed Ashtafila Arif by 6-0, 6-0 to bag the title of Ladies Singles category on the last day of the championship. In the U-18 Boys’ category final, Hasheesh Kumar emerged triumphant against Faizan Fayyaz with the score of 6-2, 6-2 while the U-18 Girls’ category title went to Haniya Minhas. She trounced Natalia Zaman by 6-0, 6-1. Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab Rao Zahid Qayyum said Sports Board Punjab will continue to extend full cooperation for the promotion of tennis in the province; he said this while talking to media at the prize distribution ceremony of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Open Tennis Championship 2021 at Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Saturday. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti, Director Tournament Rashid Malik and a large number of young tennis players and fans were also present on this occasion. Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab Rao Zahid Qayyum said Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Open Tennis Championship is an ideal tournament for young players of 6 and 8 years of age to learn the basics of the game. “This is good initiative taken by Sports board Punjab to groom young tennis players with Corona SOPs in place in the prevailing circumstances of Covid-19”.   Results: Men's singles Final: Ahmad Kamil beat Imran Bhatti 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 Ladies singles Final: Haniya Minhas beat Ashtafila Arif 6-0, 6-0 Girls U-18 Final: Haniya Minhas beat Natalia Zaman 6-0, 6-1 Boys U-18 Final: Hasheesh Kumar beat Faizan Fayyaz 6-2, 6-2 U-14 Final: Asad zaman beat Shehryar Anees 6-4, 6-4 Seniors 35 plus Doubles final: Talha Waheed/Aashir Ali Khan beat Fayyaz Khan/Arif Feroz 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 Boys U-18 Doubles final: Mahatir Muhammad/Ahtesham Arif beat Asad Zaman/Hasheesh Kumar 8-5 U-12 Final: Ameer Mazari beat Omer Jawad 8-5 U-10 Final: Abdur Rehman beat Fajar Fayyaz 8-0.  

Tennis29 Jan 2021

SBP Open Tennis: Ahmad, Imran and Ashtafila and Haniya post victories
SPORTS REPORT LAHORE (January 29, 2021):-Ahmad Kamil and Imran Bhatti sailed into the final of Men's Singles and Ashtafila Arif and Haniya Minhas reached the final of Ladies Singles category on the fourth day of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Open Tennis Championship 2021 at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Friday. Around 15 matches were played on the 4th day of the mega event. All the final matches will be played at the same venue on Saturday at 3:00pm. Vice-Chairman Sports Board Punjab Rao Zahid Qayyum will be the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. Results: Men's singles semifinals: Ahmad Kamil beat Hassan Riaz 6-1, 6-4 Imran Bhatti beat Mahatir Muhammad 6-1, 6-1 Ladies singles semifinals: Haniya Minhas beat Natalia Zaman 6-0, 6-0 Ashtafila Arif beat Maria 6-1, 6-1 Seniors 35 plus Doubles: Fayyaz Khan/Arif Feroze beat Kamran Qureshi/Shahdab Ahmad 6-2, 6-2 Talha Waheed/Ashar Ali khan beat Tariq Sadiq/Kashif Rehmat 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 U-18 semifinals: Faizan Fayyaz beat Mahatir Muhammad 6-2, 7-6 Hasheesh Kumar beat Abdul Hanan Khan 6-4, 6-3 U-18 Doubles semifinals: Mahatir Muhammad/Ahtesham Arif beat Shaeel Durab/Nalain Abbas 4-2, 5-3 Hasheesh Kumar/Asad Zaman beat Moavia Butt/Husnain 4-0, 4-0 Girls U-18 semifinals: Natalia Zaman beat Ashtafila Arif 8-2 Haniya Minhas beat Tooba Khan 8-0 U-10 Semifinals: Abdur Rehman beat Mustafa Uzair Rana 6-0 Fajar Fayyaz beat 7-5.  

Tennis28 Jan 2021

SBP Open Tennis Championship 2021
SPORTS REPORT LAHORE (January 28, 2021):-Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, in a statement on Thursday said the game of tennis is growing swiftly among the young generation and Sports Board Punjab, in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, is extending every kind of assistance for the holding of tennis events in the province. “Sports Board Punjab’s Junior Initiative Tennis Academy is also working quite effectively at Nishtar Park Sports Complex State of the Art Tennis Stadium where expert coaches are imparting training to 4 to 12 year old boys and girls under the supervision of Rashid Malik at the academy”. Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh said: “We are also organising First Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Division Hockey Championship with the collaboration of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) from Jan 25 to Feb 7, 2021 at National Hockey Stadium”. Ahmad Kamil, Hassan Riaz, Imran Bhatti and Mahatir Muhammad stormed into semifinals in Men's Singles category on the third day of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) Open Tennis Championship 2021 at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Thursday. Mahatir Muhammad, Faizan Fayyaz and Hasheesh Kumar also booked a place in the semifinals of Under-18 Boys’ Singles category after defeating their respective opponents in quarterfinals. As many as 24 matches were played on the third day of Sports Board Punjab Open Tennis Championship 2021.   Results: Men's singles quarterfinals: Ahmad Kamil beat Hasheesh Kumar 6-4, 6-2 Hassan Riaz beat Abdul Hanan Khan 7-6, 6-3 Imran Bhatti beat Mian Bilal 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 Mahatir Mohammad beat Shaeel Durab 7-5, 6-2 Under-18 Quarterfinals: Faizan Fayyaz beat Shaeel Durab 8-4 Mahatir Mohammad beat Ahtesham Arif 8-0 Hasheesh Kumar beat Hanzla Anwar 8-0 Under-18 Doubles Quarterfinals: Shaeel Durab/Nalain Abbas beat Muneeb Majeed/Shehryar Anees 4-2, 4-2 Moavia Butt/Husnain beat Zaeem Ghafoor/Arman kamran 5-3, 4-1 Hasheesh Kumar/Asad beat Hassan Ali/Faizan Fayyaz 5-4, 5-4 Under-14 pre-quarterfinals: Moavia Butt beat Abdullah Pirzada 7-6 Ameer Mazari beat Aized Khalil 6-2 Omer Jawad beat Abu Bakar Khalil 6-0 Asad Zaman beat Harris Bajwa 6-0 Under-12 pre-quarterfinals: Ameer Mazari beat Xeerak Mustafa 6-1 Samer Zaman beat Ali Usman 6-0 Seniors 35-plus doubles: Tariq Sadiq/Kashif Rehmat beat Mehboob Waheed/M Yousaf 6-1, 6-2.