LAHORE Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi, the first Pakistani ever to be seeded at a Grand Slam tennis tournament, has made it through to the pre-quarter final round of the US Open in New York. With his partner Rohan Bopanna, Aisam overcame Finlands Jarko Nieminen and Germanys Michael Kohlmann 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. The first set saw Aisam and Bopanna break Kohlmanns serve to take a 3-2 lead and consolidated this to lead 4-2. After serving out their own game to make it 3-4, Nieminen and Kohlmann were able to break serve in the next game, levelling the set at 4-4. Another break of serve followed, with Aisam and Bopanna now with a chance to serve out the set at 5-4. This they did and won the first set 6-4. The second set was again a tight contest up until 2-2. Break points came and went, with neither team able to take any advantage. At 2-2 however, Aisam and Bopanna raised their game a notch and won six points in a row to secure a break of serve and lead 4-2. Nieminen and Kohlmann again attempted to stem this tide and almost succeeded when they fashioned three break points with Bopanna serving at 4-3. However, the Asians held their nerve and their serve to make it 5-3. From there onwards, both sides held their serves and Aisam and Bopanna saw out the match 6-4, 6-4. In the next round, they face second seeded Nedad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor who is a former world no 1 pair.