Aisam, Bopanna clinch ATP 500 Dubai championship

Published: March 1, 2014

The dynamic duo beat Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-3. PHOTO: ONLINE

DUBAI: The Indo-Pak Express Aisamul Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna clinched the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships.

The dynamic duo beat the top seeded Serbian pair of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.

Earlier, Rohan and Aisam defeated Bednarek and Dlouhy 6-2, 6-0 in the semi-finals.

The two had suffered an early setback  during the quarter finals, losing the first set 5-7 to the powerful tennis duo of Mahesh Bhupathi (India) and Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan).

However, they rallied back 7-6(3), 10-7 through a super tie breaker to clinch the tie.

Top seeds Nestor and Zimonjic had beaten the German pair of Daniel Brands and Florian Mayer in the semi-final 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8).

Reader Comments (1)

  • hono
    Mar 1, 2014 - 9:00PM

    Wow! Congrats both of you! Beating Nestor and Zimonjic is an achievement, both are hardened veterans of the game.Recommend

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