LONDON: Pakistan tennis top seed Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer were knocked out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals doubles series in London, UK after losing to the Bryan brothers on Friday.
Qureshi and Rojer lost both sets of the match to the American duo 7-5, 6-4.
They now have a 32-23 record for this season, highlighted by two ATP World Tour titles at the Estoril Open and Gerry Weber Open. The Pakistani-Dutch duo had lost their first match in the ATP finals to India’s Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek 4-6, 5-7 on Tuesday.
Paes and Stepanek reach semis
Paes and Stepanek clinch their place in the semi-finals round of the ATP Tour Finals after their win against Spanish couple Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 7-5, 6-4. They were pushed hard by the sixth seeds in a match lasting one hour and 31 minutes, twice having to come from a break down in the second set before eventually sprinting to the finish line with a barrage of winners.
Paes and Stepanek, who now have a dead rubber in their final match against top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, are making their first appearance together at the Tour Finals as they bid to end the Indian’s nightmare run in the final of the season-ending event.
Former doubles world number one Paes has been runner-up on four occasions, in 1997, 1999 and 2000 with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, and then in 2005 with Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic.