Aisam in Sydney Tennis doubles final
Aisam in Sydney Tennis doubles final

LAHORE - Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna annihilated their opponents Luckas Rosol of Czech Republic and J Soussa of Portugal in the semi-final to enter the Apia International ATP Tennis Championship men's doubles event final in Sydney.
Talking to this scribe, Aisam’s father Ehtesham Qureshi said that the third seeded Pak-India pair dominated the proceedings from the very beginning and eventually posted an easy straight sets 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Rosol and Sousa.
In a complete domination over the giant killer Czech-Portuguese duo, who had defeated World No 1 pair of Bryan Brothers in the previous round, Aisam and Rohan won 51 points out of a total 76 points played in the match. By availing four out of eight break points and hitting nine aces, they won the semi-final in just 44 minutes.
In the final, Pak-India duo will face the former World No 1 pair of Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenand Zimonjic of Serbia, who defeated the French pairing of Julien Benneateau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 4-6, 7-6(5), 10-5.

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