ISLAMABAD - Hard work of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) paid dividend, as ace tennis player Aisamul Haq was finally granted Philippines visa on Monday afternoon which brightened the chances of Pakistan in the Davis Cup tie against Philippines. Aisam will leave for Manila today (Tuesday) to join other members of the team, who have already reached there Monday. Talking to this scribe from Manila, Pakistan No 1 Aqeel Khan said: “Soon after reaching Manila and taking rest, we entered the courts to gain much-needed practice, as couldn’t practice at home due to rain.” He added: “Samir will join us later tonight, while Aisam is reaching today. I will not make tall claims but our chances get big boost with Aisam's availability and now the fate of the tie hangs in the balance,” he concluded.–Staff Reporter