Aisam And Partner In QF Of US Open

Aisam and partner in QF of US open

LAHORE, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : The unseeded duo of Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt showed an impressive form to oust the fifth seeded team of Jean Julien Rojer of Holland and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to move into the quarter finals of the US Open.

It was an intensely emotional contest as on both sides of the net were ex-partners facing each other. "Its not easy to be up against your ex-partner, but I am happy that we were able to pull through," said a happy sounding Aisam after the match, according to information made available here on Tuesday.

In the first set, Aisam and Robert were able to break first Horia's serve at 2-1 up and then Roger's at 4-1 up to take a 5-1 lead when Roger and Horia struck back to first break back on Robert's serve and then by holding their serve to make it 5-3.

At this stage Aisam made no mistakes while serving for the set and successfully closed the first set with a 6-3 score. In the second set, both teams raised their level further and did not let their opponents break their serves and eventually it was in tie break that Aisam and Robert prevailed upon the Dutch-Romanian duo and won the second set 7-6 (7/4).

Earlier, in the second round Aisam and Robert beat the tenth seeded pair of Finland's Henri Konitinen and Australia's John Peers after a grueling three set match with a score of 7-5, 6-7 (9/7), 6-3.

In the quarter finals now, they will face the No 1 seeded French pair of Nicholas Mahut and P Herbert. This is Aisam's tenth appearance in the US Open Doubles and for the fifth time he has reached quarter finals or above with finishing as runners-Up in 2010.