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Aisamm ul Haque and Kveta Peschke, Semi Final US Open 2010

Aisamm ul Haq and Kveta Peschke, Semi Final US Open 2010

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) and  Kveta Peschke (CZE) have reached the finals of the US Open Mixed Doubles. It’s a proud moment for Pakistan as it’s the first time any Pakistani has qualified for the final of a Grand Slams event. They’ll face either number 1 seeded Liezel Huber(USA)-Bob Bryan (USA) or the 4th seeded Bethanir Mattek-Sansds (USA)-Daniel Netsor(CAN).

In the men’s double, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopana have reached the semi finals stage. Their opponents in that stage will be Eduardo Schwank(ARG) and Horacio Zeballos (ARG) (match scheduled today).  In their path to the SF they have beaten the 2nd seeded Daniel Nestor-Nenand Zimonjic in a shocking defeat in straight sets (3rd Round) and 10th seeded Wesley Moodie (RSA) and Dick Norman (BEL).

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul Haq Qureshi, Quarter Final US Open 2010

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam ul Haq, Quarter Final US Open 2010

Aisam is proving that age is just a number and perseverance can bear fruits. Coming from a country where tennis is followed by a few and there’s no support and even media coverage, it’s a commendable effort by Aisam to reach high levels at such auspicious events. In the time where sports and sports men from Pakistan are in the lime light for all the wrong reasons, Aisam is the ray of hope and given us something to be cheerful about.

Hoping to see him win both doubles titles inshAllah 🙂

Update: Aisam ul Haq and Rohan Bopana have reached the finals of the Men’s Doubles at US Open. They’ll play against top seeded Bryan brothers in the finals. The finals of the Mixed Doubles between Aisam ul Haq(PAK)/Rohan Bopanna(IND) and Liezel Huber(USA)-Bob Bryan(USA) is scheduled today and will start after noon (US Time) and after 9PM PST.

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