LAHORE - Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi and Jean Julien Roger defeated Phillip Marx and Adil Shamasdin in the second round of the Australian Open, Aisam’s father told this scribe on Saturday.

The newly-teamed duo defeated German-Canadian duo by 7-6(10-8), 6-4 in the men’s doubles and qualified for the next round.  On the other hand, Aisamul partnering with Andrea Hlavackova edged out Jelena Dokic and Paul Hanley of Australia, 6-3,6-1 in the Australian Open mixed doubles.

The Czech-Pakistani pair was especially good on the big points, winning four out of nine break points while not allowing their opponents to win even one of their eight break opportunities.