Pakistan No 1 U-18 tennis player Syed Nofil Kaleem Imam booked his berth in the Australian-bound national Junior Davis Cup team, as he brushed aside Abdal Haider in straight sets and picked up in the team to play qualifying round in April.
It is pertinent to mention here that despite being Pakistan No 1 junior player, Nofil, who was suffering from wrist injury, was not given relaxation by the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) and was forced to either appear in trial matches or forget about playing in Malaysia earlier this month. Nofil started the first set at a slow pace and allowed Abdal to play freely, who managed to win four games before Nofil bounced back in great style and won the set 6-4. In the second set, Nofil taught tennis lesson to Abdal and took the set without conceding a single game 6-0, thus made his way into national squad.
Justice can be delayed but cannot be denied. Sharing his views, Nofil said: “I always preferred playing tennis for the country. It is my passion, and I forfeited my studies and gave full time to this game, but what I got in return, anyhow, I don't want to waste my energies on irrelevant things, rather I want to focus on task ahead and want to help the country win Junior Davis Cup qualifying round.”