LAHORE - Pakistan's top-notch tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq quite predictably won his first encounter against Oman in a Davis Cup tie that was supposed to be played at home but was moved to Muscat instead owing to the International Tennis Federation's concerns over security. Aisam gave an emphatic display against Khalid Nabhani, beating him in straight sets to draw the first blood in this Group II Asia-Oceania encounter. Aisam won 6-2, 6-3 and 6-2 to provide the crucial lead to his team. At the time of filing the report, from information available here from Muscat, Aqeel Khan was trailing behind Mohammad Nabhani 2-1, but there was hope for the Pakistani as he had come back from two sets to love down (losing the first 4-6 and the second 6-7 in tie breaks) to clinch the third set 6-4. Aisam had total control in the first set, winning it 6-2 in just 40 minutes. Breaking Khalid Nabhani's serve in second, sixth and eighth games, Aisam set the tone for the tie. Though he was broken back in the seventh game, but by then he was too far ahead to be worried about the outcome. The second set was more or less a replica of the first, with Aisam maintaining a whip hand and closing it in only 36 minutes by breaking serve in 4th and 8th game. He was broken back in the fifth game, but again it was irrelevant for he sailed through 6-3. The third set was again Aisam's at 6-2. Breaking Khalid in the first and third games, there was no looking back for Aisam. He in fact was 4-0 up at one stage, and only consolation Khalid had was holding on his serve in the next two games but that was not good enough against Aisam - who had saved his best for the finish, hitting nine aces in the third set to make it 14 overall for the match.