KARACHI: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his partner Jean-Julien Rojer reached the quarter-finals in men’s doubles of Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 on Thursday.
The tournament is being held in China from October 6-14.
Aisam and Rojer, ranked 13th and 16th, respectively, defeated the Spanish pair of Pablo Andujar and Feliciano Lopez, ranked 88th and 337th, respectively, 6-2, 1-6, 10-8 in the second round of the masters. The pair was given bye in the first round.
Now, Aisam and Roger are to face the English pair of Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming, ranked 33rd and 31st, respectively.
Last year, Aisam with his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna reached the second round of this Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer lost their US Open men’s doubles semi-final against Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States on Thursday.
Qureshi and Rojer lost against the second-seeded Bryan brothers in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) at the Louis Armstrong Stadium at New York’s USTA National Tennis Center. This was the pair’s second loss against the American twins in a grand slam semi-final this year.
The home favourites started the game strongly and broke the Pak-Dutch pair right away to gain a 3-0 lead in the first set, which they then closed off with ease.
While Qureshi and Rojer gave an improved performance in the second set, they were unable to dominate the most successful men’s doubles pair and were ousted in an hour and 13 minutes.
This was Qureshi’s third successive US Open semi-final and his second grand slam semi-final of the year after he and Rojer reached the last four in France.
The Bryans will now face fifth seeds Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in Sunday’s final.
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NEW YORK – Pakistan’s Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer Wednesday reached in the doubles semi-final of the US Open Tennis Tournament.
The ninth seed Pak-Duth pair defeated the unseeded American pair of Ryan and Christian Harrison in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. The match was actually scheduled on Tuesday but the heavy rain forced the match suspended with Aisam-Rojer leading 6-2, 2-2. Resuming their match on Wednesday, Aisam and Rojer quickly disposed of the Americans to set up a semi-final clash either with unseeded French duo Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut or second seeds Americans Bob and Mike Bryan.
KARACHI: The 9th seed pair of Aisam-ul-Haq and Jean-Julien Rojer was to face Alex Bogomolov Jr and Raven Klassen in a pre-quarters match in men’s doubles event of the US Open.
The duo has had smooth sailing so far. In the first round, they got walkover against the pair of Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan and Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) on Thursday, who were ranked 204th and 283rd, respectively.
On Saturday, Aisam and Rojer won their second round match 2-1 against the Argentian pair of Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer, ranked 94th and 234th, respectively, who had to retire.
Raven from South Africa is ranked 82nd and has never appeared in the US Open before, while Russian Alex, who is ranked 118th, reached the first round of the US Open in 2005 and 2011.
Last year Aisam with his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna reached the semifinals of the US Open where they lost to a Polish pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkouski 2-6, 6-7(4).
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