ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Aamir Atlas Khan produced remarkable performance in the Macau Open Squash Championship 2008 that concluded on November 30, as the championship was pursuing prize money of US$52, 000. Aamir Atlas Khan, who got the berth in the 16-player main draw after showing acceptable performance in the qualifying round, displayed a top quality game and thrashed high ranked players in well-contested encounters. He overcame Englishman Tom Richard in the qualifying round in straight games 3-0 with the score-line of 11-6, 11-5, 11-8. After getting the place in the main draw, Aamir showed his full determination to topple the top ranking players of the world. He got rid off Azlan Iskandar from Malaysia 3-2 in the first round in a thrilling five games affair. Aamir played powerful strokes and classic drop shots to show the door his opponent, who was fifth seeded player of the international squash showpiece. The score-line was 11-7, 10-12, 11-1, 7-11, 11-7.In the second round, Aamir stunned 3rd seed Nick Matthew 3-1 to move into the semi-final. Nick won the first game at 11-8 but in the second game a close contest was watched by the squash lovers in which both players were not ready to bow out. However, Aamir succeeded to level the match 1-1 by winning second game 18-16. After coming back in the match Pakistani teenager did not allow his opponent to settle down in the court. Aamir won the next two games at 11-9 and 11-5 to reach the semi-final of the event. He finished the quarterfinal match with the score-line of 8-11, 18-16, 11-9 and 11-5. At the top-four stage of the championship Aamir lost to Gregory Gaultier in straight games 0-3 and ousted from the prestigious international squash championship. It was expected that Aamir would make troubles for the Gregory in the semifinal after toppling two high ranked players in the earlier fixtures of the event. However, he could not show his best and lost the match in straight games. He could earn only 2, 5 and four points in three games respectively.