LAHORE Pakistans ace tennis star Aisamul Haq Qureshi played a pivotal role in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group-II tie win against Hong Kong at the Victoria Park on Sunday. Having earned the lead by winning the doubles match on Saturday, Aisam won his reserve singles match to earn Pakistan a 3-1 win over Hong Kong despite the fact the choice of ground was given to Hong Kong. Hiu-Tung Yu, who beat Aqeel Khan in the opening match of the tie on Thursday, was helpless against the serve and aces of Aisam. At his best, the Pakistan star did not let his Hong Kong rival find a suitable space on the court to land a point. Rather it was Aisam who dropped in point by point to get a straight sets win. The way Aisam started the match it was a proven fact that he would sneak away with win and that happened so fast with an easy 6-3, 6-4 and 6-4 win. Aisam was instrumental in the win throughout whole tie. At the time when Aqeel was unlucky to lose the five-set opening match, Aisam brought Pakistan in the hunt with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Hong Kongs main player Cheuk-Wai Hui. It is not that Aqeel did not do well. In fact he was unlucky to lose the marathon match despite having bounced back in the game when he won two sets after losing two 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 but some faults proved fettle for Aqeel and thus his rival won the last set 6-3. It was then Aisam held the reigns and won the match to bring Pakistan at even keel with Hong Kong. But when the two teams met the next day at the same venue for their doubles match, Aisam and Aqeel combined to rattle Hong Knog harmless thus shattering their confidence that ultimately came as a winner on day three of the tie when Aisam took away the reserve singles match and the Davis Cup group tie. For the fifth match, Pakistans none playing captain Rashid Malik lined up Yasir Khan to take on Siu-Fai Kelvin Lam to give experience but the requirement did not allow the match to proceed. Its nearly a decade on the PTF has relied on mainly Aisam and Aqeel for the Davis Cup tie and there has not been any in the Pakistan circuit to match the guile of these two and one wonders as to how long these two will keep on holding the burden on their shoulders. Will the PTF come up with any players who would replace these two in the near future is a million dollar question the tennis circles still ask but they dont come up asking the same openly.