Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his partner Rojer Jean-Julien reached the third round of Wimbledon by wining their second round match 3-1 in London on Friday.
Aisam and Rojer, ranked 12th and 21st, respectively, defeated the pair of Bobby Reynolds of US and Izak Van Der Merwe of South Africa 6-3, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. The defeated pair made their entry in the grand slam by winning the qualifying rounds.
Aisam and Rojer started the game quite well and won the first set 6-3, but lost the second 7-6. Aisam and Rojer came hard on their opponents to win the third set 6-4. They repeat the score, 6-4, in the fourth set to ensure their entry in the third round of the grand slam.
Aisam gave his best Wimbledon performance in 2010 when he reached the quarterfinals of the grand slam.
Rojer has reached the second round of the Wimbledon twice: in 2009 and 2011. Aisam and Rojer have won two ATP 250 tournaments this year.
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LONDON: Pakistani ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi sailed into the Wimbledon second round with doubles partner Jean-Julien Rojer beating the Brit pairing of Josh Goodall and James Ward 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 6-4 on Wednesday.
The Pakistan and Dutch duo combined for 13 aces and 19 winners in a solid performance and will play the winners of the match between Flavio Cipolla-Fabio Fognini and Bobby Reynolds- Izak Van Der Merwe.
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KARACHI: There was good news for Pakistan tennis on Sunday when Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his partner Rojer Jean-Julien won the Halle Open’s men’s doubles title by outclassing the pair of Treat Conrad Huey and Scot Lipsky in straight sets.
Aisam, who loves playing on grass, and his partner proved too good for their opponents as they raced to a 6-3, 6-4 triumph in the final of the tournament in Halle, Germany. It is the second time in his career that Aisam has won the Halle doubles crown.
Last year, Aisam won this title in partnership with India’s Rohan Boppana. Last June, Aisam-Boppana won the final of the Halle Open by beating the pair of Robin Haase of Netherlands and Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6, 3-6, 11-9, who were then ranked 88 and 406 respectively.
Aisam, who is ranked 15 in the doubles rankings, is finally doing well with Rojer as they have won the second title after Estroil. Both the tournaments, however, were ATP 250 class. The duo have won 250 points after winning the title and the result is expected to boost their positions in the world doubles rankings.
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KARACHI: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is all set to defend his Halle Open title in Germany, after he and doubles partner Jean-Julien Rojer sailed through to the final of the tournament on Saturday.
Qureshi and Rojer, who have enjoyed some success in recent tournaments, overcame Poland’s Lukasz Kubot and Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-final that lasted just over an hour.
Thirty-one-year-old Qureshi favours the green surface and has achieved some of his best results on the grass. Of late, however, he has advanced to the latter stages of hard and clay court grand slams as well.
The Pak-Dutch duo had a great run at the French Open, where they reached the semi-finals, only to be ousted by doubles maestros Bob and Mike Bryan.
Qureshi and Rojer have played 13 tournaments together so far and enjoy a top-ten rank (nine) in the ATP doubles team rankings.
They will face Philippnes’ Treat Conard Huey and America’s Scott Lipsky tomorrow as Qureshi bids to defend his ATP title with Rojer.
Qureshi, who won the men’s doubles final with his then partner Rohan Bopanna at the ATP event last June, was playing his first grass-court event before he heads to London for Wimbledon.
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KARACHI: Whether Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan will represent Pakistan in the London Olympics 2012 will become clear by the end of this month, writes Waqar Hamza.
“The ITF Olympic Committee will consider all applications for ITF Places and the announcement of the full list of entries will be made on 28 June,” Nick Imison of International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) communications department told ‘The News’ through email.
Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has requested the ITF to give Aisam and Aqeel a wild card entry into the Games after Aisam failed to finish in the top ten of doubles ranking by the cut off date — June 11. He is ranked 15th in doubles ranking.
Though Pakistan Olympics Association (POA) cannot help the PTF in this regard, it has been trying, on its own, to get a wild card.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides about wild card entries and the ITF helps them by choosing the beneficiary.
PTF’s treasurer Arif Qureshi told this scribe that they had not received the form from the ITF. “We will get it in a day or two. We will fill it and send for further processing. The deadline for sending the form is June 21,” he said.
Pakistan has never appeared in Olympics tennis competitions, and if the pair gets a chance to represent the country it will be a landmark in the history of Pakistan.
“We are hopeful that we will get the entry. Aisam deserves that. We would be creating history for the country this way,” Aqeel said.
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