ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Farhan Zaman Khan raced into the final of the $10,000 Any Presence Open 2015, currently underway at Mclean, USA, after brushing aside Finland's Jaako Vahamaa 3-0 in just 28 minutes.

While talking with The Nation from the USA, Zaman said: “I had decided to prolong my stay in USA, rather than returning to Pakistan and play the Chief of Air Staff Squash Championship and will also skip President Gold Cup International Championship in Islamabad next month to play in PSA events in USA. It is an emerging market and a number of back-to-back high-profile events are played on regular basis here. It would help me improving my PSA rankings, which is highly important for me as I really want to break into world's elite group of players and I would also get much-needed exposure while playing alongside the best in the business.”

Zaman said he was working on improving his physical and mental fitness.

He said he was skipping high profile events in Pakistan just to fully concentrate on improving his game and the USA is a place where he was getting better opportunities and taking every tournament very seriously.

He also thanked Pakistan Squash Federation and Pakistan Air Force for their help that made it possible for him to play in the USA. He said his father was is the real force behind his achievements and it is due to his keen interest, encouragement and financial support that has made him able to give a shot to make his dreams true.

Zaman, who is seeded third in the event, said he was satisfied with his performance so far.

Recalling his victory in the semi-final which he won 3-0 in 28 minutes, Zaman said it was played on a very fast tempo and his rival Jaako gave him real fight in the first game but he prevailed and did not show any let ups to give his opponent any chance to fight back.

Zaman will face now 4th seed Qatari Abdullah Al Tamimi in the final, and he vowed to play with same hunger and desire and win the title.

About his chances of his participation in the World Team Championship in Kuwait to be held in December this year, Zaman said his services are always available for the country and if federation wants him to include in the team, he would be more than happy responding positively.