LAHORE - Pakistan's ace tennis star in the international tennis circuit Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi won his 57th international title over the weekend when partnering with India's Rohan Bopanna, he won the doubles title of the LTAT-SAT Korat open on the hard courts of Korat, three hours from Bangkok in Thailand. The Pak-India pair, who were the top seeds in this tournament, had more than an uneventful journey to the title, with a good few scares along the way to spice things up. Things kicked off as per normal, with a comfortable 6-4 6-1 win over wild card entrants Pongsatorn Benjamas and Prach Mahavathorn of Thailand. It got interesting in the quarter-final with India's Purav Raja and Ashutosh Singh winning the first set against the top seeds 6-4. This jolted Aisam and Bopanna to life, and they broke their opponents' serve in the next set. This upped the ante to take the set 6-3. The decisive super tie-breaker was a closely contested affair as the rest of the match had been. The tie-breaker offered a roller-coaster ride of its own, with the initial tempo resting firmly with the all-Indian pairing, who had six match points to their credit. Aisam and Bopanna had to dig deep, and in the end justified their top seed credentials by saving all six match points, and going on to win the tiebreaker with a score of 13-11. The match scoreline read 4-6 6-3 13-11. Up next was the semi final, where Aisam and Bopanna faced Harol Levy and Noam Okun, who themselves had defeated the much fancied pair of Danai Udumchoke and Kyu Tae Im, responsible for the exit of third seeded Russians Elgin and Kudryavtsev. After hotly contested 12 games, where both sides were in an unyielding mood, it took a tiebreaker to decide the set. Here, Aisam and Bopanna were able to edge ahead at a critical point and were able to convert this lead into a set victory. The tables turned in the second set, where the duo pushed hard and won themselves a break, and, holding strong on their own serves, went on to secure a second set victory with a score of 6-3. As it was in the quarter finals, the match came down to a super tiebreaker. Again, as before, Aisam and Bopanna came alive in the super tiebreaker to establish their superiority early on with thundering serves and groundstrokes, marching to victory 10-6. The match score was thus 7-6, 3-6, 10-6.Thus we come to the final, where the top seeds faced the much touted Thai pair of Davis cup players Sonchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana, known affectionately in Thailand just as 'the Twins', who themselves were seeded 4th in this tournament. The match promised to be an exciting one from the get go, and in this it did not disappoint all those in attendance at the packed stadium. The first set saw Aisam and Bopanna unleash aces and winners in what can only be thought akin to a maelstrom, storming through the set to a 6-3 victory. However, the pair are a force to be reckoned with, and they reminded all present and watching of their ability to perform under pressure. Refusing to submit to the heavy play being displayed by the top seeds, they rallied in the second set to take it to a tiebreaker, where they were able to gain an advantage and took the second set home 7-5 in the tiebreak. For the third match in a row, Aisam and Bopanna found themselves having to play a super tiebreaker. For the third time in a row, they came out all-smiles from the super tiebreaker, which in itself seemed a condensed version of the first set, with Aisam and Bopanna relentlessly assaulting their opponents with booming serves and snapshot returns of serve to win it 10-5. The final score was 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-5.