ISLAMABAD - Top seed Aqeel Khan will face unseeded Imran Shaukat for the top honour in the men’s singles final of Mahfooz Safar National Ranking Tennis Championship 2013 at PTF Tennis Complex today (Tuesday) at 3:30pm. Aqeel was in excellent form and beat M Abid of Lahore in a well contested two-set match 6-4, 6-2. In the second semifinal, unseeded Imran Shaukat from Multan continued his winning run and made another upset by eliminating fourth seed Usman Ejaz in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Top seed M Mudassar won the boy’s u-18 singles title as he eliminated Arham Atiq of Islamabad in straight set 6-2, 7-6(3). In the ladies event, Sara Mansoor beat Alina Aftab in the first semifinal easily 6-0, 6-1 while in the second semifinal, Sarah Mahboob beat Meheq Khokhar 6-3, 6-2.
Aqeel Khan/Jalil Khan won the men’s doubles title by beating Ahmed Ch/Sanaullah Khan in thrilling three-set final 4-6,7-5,(10-5).
In the diplomats singles event, Febio and Francisco from Italy qualified for the final. Earlier in the semifinal, Fabio beat Takashi of Japan 6-1, 6-1 and Francisco beat Aman Atiq 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.