Aisam, Rojer march into Paris Masters final

Published: November 3, 2012

Netherlands' Rojer hits a return in front of his teammate Pakistan's Aisamul Haq (L) during their Paris Masters tournament double match against Crotia's Cilic and Brazil's Melo on November 3, 2012 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

PARIS: Pakistani tennis star Aisamul Haq and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer beat Marin Cilic and Marcelo Melo in their doubles semi-final match of the Paris Tennis Masters series on Saturday.

Aisam and Rojer, who sealed their slot into the semifinals on November 1, grabbed a 6-0, 4-6, 9-11 victory in a match lasting one hour and 23 minutes.

They lost the first set of the match, but came back to grab the win.

The duo will face the winner of the other semi-final involving Paul Hanley, Jonathan Marray and Mahesh Bhupatti, Rohan Bopanna. Aisam and Bopanna have previously remained partners before the latter left in favour of playing with fellow compatriot.

Aisam-Rojer now have a 31-21 match record this season, highlighted by two ATP World Tour titles.

The Pakistani and Dutch duo had already sealed their place in ATP World Tour Finals last Thursday.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly mentioned that Aisam-Rojer will face Bhupatti-Bopanna in the finals. The Indian duo had not played their semi-final match at that time. The error is regretted.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Hukka
    Nov 3, 2012 - 8:29PM

    Good luck aisam


  • Ali
    Nov 3, 2012 - 9:10PM

    Welldone and Good luck for the Finals.. We love you Aisam and Rojer!


  • TT
    Nov 3, 2012 - 10:10PM

    How can Aisam face Bopanna in the final when Bopanna’s match has not even started yet! i had no idea the staff at express tribune could see into the future ! They haven’t played their semifinal yet!


  • CB Guy
    Nov 3, 2012 - 11:41PM

    agree with TT. The match you are referring to is the quarter final match between the Indian pair and the Polish Power. The second doubles semi final has started only a few minutes back.Recommend

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