Abid, Faizan, Shahzad, Yasir enter tennis tourney semis

August 4, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Mohammad Abid, Faizan Khurram, Shahzad Khan and Yasir Khan won their respective quarterfinal matches and confirmed their presence in the pre-finals on men’s singles event in Warid National Ranking Tennis Championship underway at S. Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad.

Favorite Abid eliminated Sanaullah Khan recording a convincing 6-3, 6-2 triumph to confirm his presence in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, unseeded Faizan Khurram kept his giant-killing run intact and on Tuesday defeated seventh seed Mohammad Shahzad after recovering from a set down to record 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Fourth seed Shahzad Khan overpowered Mohammad Muddassir registering a 6-3, 6-2 win. Expected finalist Yasir Khan of Karachi thrashed local Ahmed Chaudhry in straight sets by 6-2, 6-2 score.

Yasir will face Shahzad Khan while Abid will face Faizan Khurram in semifinals today (Wednesday).

Karachi based unseeded player Talha Zubair secured an unexpected place in the summit clash of boys U-18 singles after he stunned second seed Mohammad Mudassar by 7-6(1), 6-3 score. Favorite Syed Nofil Kaleem defeated Mohammad Muzammil by 7-5, 6-1 score to confirm his place in the final.

In boy’s U-14 singles semifinals, Huzaifa Abdul Rehman trounced Nouman Aftab by 6-1, 6-4 score while Sahibzada Mohammad Ali beat Bilal Imran Lohya 6-3, 6-2 score.

In men’s doubles semifinals, the pair of Shahzad Khan and Yasir Khan overpowered Shahid Afridi and Shahzad duo by 6-2, 6-2 score. Mohammad Abid and Usman Rafiq also secured place in the final after they defeated Faizan Khurram and Ahmed Chaudhry by 6-1, 7-6(5) score.

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