Nofil makes it to the main rounds in Islamabad

August 26, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Youngster Nofil Kaleem cruised into the main rounds of inaugural Eastern Testing Services PTF Ranking Tennis Championship after beating Zohair Pirzada at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad.

In a single set final qualifying round, Nofil recorded a convincing 60 victory to confirm his presence in the main rounds of the event.

Meanwhile, Shaheen Mahmood, Hamza Bin Asif, Zaryab Pirzada, Muhammad Muzammil, Malik Hamza, Aqeel Sarfraz and Saad Mubarik also qualified for the main round of men’s singles event after winning their respective matches.

In the boys fewer than 18 categories, Zohair Pirzada, Sibtain Bokhari, Saqib Bilal, Hamza Bin Rehan, Barkatullah, Amir Khan, Hafiz Abdul Ghani and Talal Almas advanced into the main rounds after winning matches in the qualifying finals.

Pakistan No 1 Aqeel Khan is favorite to win the men’s event title, while his brother Yasir Khan is seeded to meet him in the final. Muhammad Abid, Usman Ejaz, Usman Rafiq, Ahmed Ch, Sanaullah Khan and Shahzad Khan are expected to reach the quarterfinals.