ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan’s longest serving No 1 tennis player Aqeel Khan clinched the Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis men’s singles title after beating Muzammil Murtaza in the final here at Senator Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex on Friday.

Aqeel, who is undisputed king of tennis, has won a record number of national and international titles and serving Pakistan tennis for more than two decades, was in sublime form and outclassed his opponent in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Aqeel broke second and 4th serves of Muzammil in the first set to take 6-2 while Muzammil showed some resistance in the second set as they 4-4, but Aqeel then played aggressive game and won the set 6-4 to clinch the title.

Former MNA and Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Humayun Saifullah was chief guest at the occasion. He witnessed the final and appreciated the players for their spirit and fighting skills.

Abid Mushtaq/Usman Rafique won the men’s doubles title after defeating Aqeel Khan/Heera Ashiq 6-4, 6-4. The boys U-18 title went to Saqib Umar of Peshawar who outlasted M Shoaib 6-4, 6-1. In the ladies singles first semifinal, top tennis player of the country Sara Mansoor defeated former number one Sarah Mahboob after a tough fight. Sara won the first set without utmost ease 6-0 but Sarah Mahboob bounced back in style and won the second set with same 6-0 margin. The third and decisive set belonged to Sara Mansoor who utilized his experienced and skills well to down spirited Sarah 6-3 to win the game and booked berth in the final against international tennis player Ushna Suhail, who in the second semifinal, defeated young Aleena Aftab 6-0, 0-1 (retired).

Sami Zeb and Uzair Khan will play for the title in boys U-14, as both won their semifinals against their respective opponents. Sami Zeb played well against Zalan Khan despite his opponent’s stiff resistance while Uzair Khan had to work hard to beat Hameed Israr in second semifinal. The boys and girls U-10 finals will be played between Abdullah Azhar and Ahtesham Humayun.