LAHORE - Aqeel Khan, Mudassar Murtaza, M Abid and M Shoaib qualified for the semifinals of the 5th Shehryar Malik Memorial National Grass Court Tennis Championships 2021 here at Punjab Tennis Academy on Thursday.
In the men’s singles quarters, Aqeel Khan overpowered Davis Cupper Shehzad Khan 6-3, 6-2 while Mudassar Murtaza defeated his brother Muzamil Murtaza 6-2, 6-3, M Abid beat Heera Ashiq 6-2, 7-5 and M Shoaib beat Yousaf Khalil 7-5, 3-2. In men’s doubles semifinals, Muzamil/Mudassar beat Barkat Ullah/Shoaib 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 and M Abid/Waqas Malik beat Aqeel Khan/Shehzad Khan 3-6, 7-6, 11-9. In seniors 40 plus quarterfinals, Rashid Malik (ZTBL) and Aqeel Khan beat Khurram Imtiaz and Tariq 6-1, 6-2 while Nasir/Shehryar beat Inam/Israr 7-5, 7-5. In seniors 60 plus doubles semis, Rai Zahid Zafar/Inamul Haq beat Maj Saeed/Mobin Malik 6-1, 6-2. In the ladies singles quarterfinals, Sarah Mehboob beat Rahat Javeed 6-0, 6-2, Zahra Suleman beat Esha Jawad 6-7, 6-4, 0-2 rtd, Mehaq Khokhar beat Nida Akram 6-2, 6-3 and Noor Malik (Wapda) beat Asfa Shahbaz 6-2, 6-4. In ladies doubles, Noor Malik (Wapda)/Sarah Mehboob beat Asfa Shahbaz/Nida Akram 6-2, 6-3. Bulgaria extends COVID-19 emergency as low vaccinations take toll In boys U-18 QFs, Semi Zeb beat Hasheesh Kumar 6-0, 6-4, Raza Ghous beat Faizan Fayyaz 7-5, 6-2, Abdullah Adnan beat Hamid Israr 7-5, 6-4, Bilal Asim beat Mahatir Muhammad 6-1, 6-3. In boys U-16 QFs, Bilal Asim beat Ahmad Nael 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, Ahtesham Humayun beat Uzair Khan 6-2, 6-4, Haider Ali Rizwan beat Asad Zaman 6-1, 6-4 and Shaeel Durab beat Shehryar Anees 6-2, 6-3. In boys U-14 SFs, Asad Zaman beat Hussnain Ali Rizwan 6-4, 6-4 and Ahtesham Humayun beat Shehryar Anees 6-2, 6-4.