KARACHI: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer will face the pair of James Cerretani of the United States and Victor Hanesco of Romania in the first round of Open de Nice.
In the absence of Bryan brothers, they are the top seeds in the tournament, which kick started on Sunday in France.
Last year, Aisam-Rojer lost to Bryan brothers in the semi-finals.
Aisam and Rojer have been in poor form for several months. They lost in the second round of Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Italy.
Before this, they faced the same fate in Madrid Open, a masters event, when they lost in the second round despite being fourth seeded. That was the second upset loss to Aisam-Rojer within a week as they had failed to defend their title of the Portugal Open (ATP 250) despite being top seeds.Read More
Jeremy Chardy of France and Lukasz Kubot of Austria made first huge upset in the doubles event of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Championship as they defeated Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Netherland’s Julien Rojer in straight sets 6-2, 7-6.
Aisam Qureshi and Julien Rojer, who were seeded fourth in the event, were completely outclassed in the first set as they were broken twice. Chardy/Kubot took the first set 6-2.
Both players showed a great fight in the second set as both of them went neck-to-neck in the second set. All four players held all of their serves as the set went to the tie-break.
Chardy and Kubot stepped up in the tie-break and won it 7-4 to win the match and proceed to the last 8.Read More
Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky maintained their unbeaten record in ATP World Tour finals on Sunday. It was also their first trophy as fathers. Gonzalez and Lipsky improving to 4-0 in title matches after a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win in 89 minutes over top seeds and defending champion Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer at the Portugal Open.
The new champions earned €22,500 in prize money and 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points. Gonzalez improves to a 7-2 record in doubles finals, while Lipsky is now 9-7 overall. Lipsky captured the 2009 Oeiras title with Eric Butorac.
Rojer was broken to 30 in the third game and Gonzalez survived a deciding deuce point in the next game. At 2-5, Qureshi led 30-0 but double faulted twice and was subsequently broken. Gonzalez was broken in the third game of the second set as a fired up Rojer was quick to exploit the short ball, hitting a backhand to Lipsky’s feet on the deciding deuce point.
The momentum shifted, but at 4-2 Qureshi was forced to return to his chair. After he received medical attention, Qureshi and Rojer cruised through the set for their fourth Match tie-break of the tournament. Qureshi held to love at 5-3, finishing with an ace.
After the first point of the Match tie-break, Qureshi was sick in a corner of the court. After a brief pause for further medical attention, Qureshi lost both his serves to trail 0-3. Gonzalez and Lipsky extended their lead to 5-1, before Qureshi and Rojer won the next four points.
Qureshi double-faulted for a fourth time in the match at 5-5. It signaled another turning point as Gonzalez and Lipsky won five of the next seven points. Gonzalez finished the match with a forehand volley. The team improved to an 11-9 match record this year. Qureshi dropped to an 8-10 record in tour-level finals, while Rojer is now 8-11 lifetime in title matches. Rojer also won the 2011 Oeiras title with Butorac. Qureshi and Rojer dropped to a 14-9 record on the season, highlighted by their biggest career title at the Sony Open Tennis inMiami. They were also finalists at the Open 13 in Marseille.
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Unseeded British pair of Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray, ranked 29th and 17th, respectively, defeated Aisam and Rojer 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.
Aisam and Rojer are ranked 8th and 7th, respectively, in the world ATP doubles ranking.
This ATP 500 clay-court tournament, which is being held from April 22-28, is one of the most important events in Spanish tennis and on the Barcelona social calendar.
Aisam and Rojer recently lost in the quarter-finals of Monte-Carlo Relax. Now they are to defend their title of ATP 250 Portugal Open, which is commencing from April 29.
They will appear in Madrid Open next month. Last year they played the quarter-finals of Madrid Open.Read More
MONACO: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.
The fourth-ranked duo, who came into the tournament on the back of title success at the Sony Open in Miami, were upset by Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Julien Benneteau 6-2, 7-5 in their quarter-final.Zimonjic and Benneteau will now face the unseeded Spanish pair of David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals.—AgenciesRead More
MIAMI: Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer lifted their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy in Miami on Saturday.
After beating eighth seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-1, fifth seeded Qureshi and Rojer managed to win their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000.
The Pakistani/Dutch duo captured their third title together, having triumphed in Estoril and Halle last year en route to qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
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