ISLAMABAD - Aqeel Khan Thursday won the PTF Masters Invitational Tennis Event here on the Hard courts of Pakistan Sport Complex.

The matches were played on round robin basis, best of five set format, to provide the same competitive environment as that of Davis Cup. In the final match of the day, Aqeel defeated M Abid Ali Akbar in straight sets 6-4, 6-0, 7-6(2). Aqeel Khan displayed marvelous game of tennis during the final. He won the first set at 6-4 by breaking ninth game of Abid Akbar by playing consistent game from the baseline.

In the second set, Aqeel completely outclassed Abid Akbar and took only 36 minutes to take the second set at 6-0 without conceding a single game. In the third set, Aqeel was serving for the match at 5-4 but Abid Akbar broke him and levelled the score at 5-all and then 6-all and the set was decided on a tiebreak which was won by Aqeel at score 7-2 and the set at 7-6 (2). The match lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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PSB Director General Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera also witnessed the final and appreciated the standard of play. In an impressive closing ceremony, Aqeel got Rs 75,000 as winner and Abid Akbar pocketed Rs 50,000 as runner-up. PTF vice president Iftikhar Rashid distributed the prizes.

In the match for the third position, Yasir Khan won his match against Ahmed Chaudhry at score 7-6(7), 6-0 (retired). In the first set, Yasir won the set in the tiebreak 9-7 and won the second set without conceding a single game at score 6-0. At this stage, Ahmed could not continue the game and conceded the match in favor of Yasir.