LAHORE Pakistans number one tennis player Aisamul Haq Qureshi has made his way into the semi final of the doubles event at the South African ATP Championship in Johannesburg. Partnering with Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna, Aisam defeated the pair of Swedish Johan Brunstrom and Roger Jean-Julien of Curacao in the quarter finals. Aisam and Bopanna had to fight back from one set down, after being broken at 3-4 in the first set against the two Europeans, ranked inside the top 40 of the world doubles rankings, a pair seeded no. 2 in this tournament. The Europeans took the first set 6-3 after said break of serve, and were successful in breaking Aisams very first service game of the second set as well. They consolidated the break by holding their own to make it 2-0 in the second set. The Indo-Pak duo recomposed themselves and rallied well to win five games on the trot, eventually taking the second set with a similar score line to the first, 6-3. They thus forced a super tie-breaker. Aisam and Bopanna carried the momentum they had acquired by now, maintaining a lead for the better part of the super tie breaker. As the super tie breaker went on, frustration began to mount on the Europeans, particularly the Swede Brunstrom. At 9-9, upon losing another point, Brunstrom lost with it his self control. He lashed out, tossing his racquet, which hit Bopanna on the other side of the net, catching him unaware. The chair umpire saw this as a gross misconduct on Brunstroms part, directly in violation to the spirit of the game, and penalized the Europeans by disqualifying them from the match. Aisam and Bopanna will now face the American pair of Rajeev Ram and Eric Butorac, the no. 3 seeds.