TENNIS - Wheelchair20 May 2022
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan No. 1 wheelchair tennis star, Asif Gul Abbasi hoped that he would boost the green flag in the international sports arenas in upcoming prestigious international wheelchair tennis fixtures, as he was toiling hard to maintain fitness level. It is pertinent to mention here that Asif defeated high ranked Indian players in both Singles and Double event in the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup qualifying tournament in Antalya, Turkey. While talking to this international sports website over his mobile from London he added that the victory against traditional rival India encouraged him too much and he was toiling hard to give them tough fight in the forthcoming international wheelchair tennis events. Abbasi, 42, further said, “I won a total of three international tennis tournaments so far and I am solitary wheelchair tennis player of Pakistan, who broke into top 100 best world ranking 82 in the world in October 2018. I won 16 National series wheelchair tennis tournaments in the UK in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was declared best player thrice in same years, “he maintained. Responding to a question, he said that he achieved these honours without any support or help from any organisation. “Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) should support me and I can win the medals in the international games including Paralympics in future. I had contacted Pakistan Paralympics and requested them to send my name for Paralympics 2020 but they did not take this seriously. Unfortunately I could not represent Pakistan in these games, “he replied.
TENNIS - Wheelchair22 Mar 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Malaysia Wheelchair Tennis defeated Australia 2-1 in the final of the BNP Paribas ITF Wheelchair Tennis Qualifier Cup concluded at Megasaray Tennis Academy Antalya Turkey, Pakistan got 4th position, as they were beaten by Iraq in the third position play-off. According to an official of Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis, Malaysia after this remarkable victory have confirmed their berth in the World Group fixture, which shall be held in Portugal in May 2022. Malaysia beat Australia in the Final of Asian regions with 2-1 sets Meanwhile ITF Wheelchair medical eligibility qualifications tests were held of Pakistan team and now all Pakistani players are eligible to take part in all the international wheelchair tennis competition s including Asian Paralympic, China later this year. Mohammad Khalid Rehmani,vice president Pakistan Tennis Federation held detailed meeting with ITF Wheelchair head Alistair and Suzi ( Development officer ITF) .ITF promised to support for the Development of Wheelchair Tennis in Pakistan and will also finance a workshop to prepare a pool of qualified coaches for Wheelchair Tennis in country.
TENNIS - Wheelchair21 Mar 2022
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Antalya (TURKEY):-High ranked Australia overcame Pakistan 2-1 in the semifinal of the BNP Paribas ITF Wheelchair Tennis Qualifier Cup at Antaliya Turkey. In the first Singles, World No. 24 Australian guy Ben Weekes beat Asif Gul Abbasi 2-0 in straight sets. The final score-line was 6-2 and 6-0. In the second Singles Martin Dunn defeated Fida Hussain in similar style 2-0 and earned a place in final. In the Doubles event, Australia conceded the match that went in the favour of Pakistan. Results (semifinal): Australia beat Pakistan 2-1 Martin Dunn beat Fida Hussain 6-0, 6-0 Ben Weekes beat Asif Abbasi, 6-2, 6-0 Pakistan beat Australia 6-0, 6-0
TENNIS - Wheelchair18 Mar 2022
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis team outplayed Indian Wheelchair Team 2-1 in the Wheelchair Tennis World Cup qualifying tournament in Antalya, Turkey. According to available information from abroad, in the first Singles, Mariappan Durai defeated Fida Hussain in straight sets 2-0 without conceding a solitary game at 6-0, 6-0 and earned vital lead 1-0 in the match. Pakistan bounced back in the match when UK based Pakistan top wheelchair guy, Asif Gul Abbasi outclassed his Indian opponent Sathasivam 2-0 without conceding a single game during the two sets. Abbasi was too good and displayed top quality game sitting in chair to square the affairs 1-1. Later, in the Doubles’ decider, Asif Gul Abbasi paring with Fida Hussain ousted challenger pair Mariappan Durai and Karthik 2-1 in a well-contested three sets contest. In the first set, Indian players got the earlier lead 3-0 that helped them to finish the set at 6-4. Meanwhile, in the second set, India got the lead 3-1. Pakistan fought brilliantly and leveled the set score 3-3, Pakistani lads maintained their game pace clinched the set 7-5 to level the match 1-1. In the Super Set Pakistan overcame India at 10-3 to ink the victory. The final score-line was 4-6, 7-5 and 10-3. Pakistan wheelchair tennis team comprises of renowned wheelchair tennis player Asif Gul Abbasi, based in UK, Fida Hussain, Mohammad Irfan and team captain, Mohammad Khalid Rahmani of Sindh Tennis Association (STA). Results: Mariappan Durai beat Fida Hussain 6-0, 6-0 Asif Gul Abbasi beat Sathasivam 6-0, 6-0 Asif Gul & Fida Hussain beat Karthik & Mariappan Durai 4-6, 7-5, 10-3