Pakistan tennis pair Aisamul Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan defeated Iran in straight sets by 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2 in Davis Cup’s men’s doubles category.
In the ongoing tournament at Sports Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan continued on with their winning way after 2-0 victory over Iran on the opening day.
Aisam, Aqeel ecstatic over wins as Davis Cup returns to Pakistan
During day one, Aqeel took on Iran’s second seed Shahin Khaledan in the opener and needed a tie-breaker to claim the first set. From there on though there was no respite as Aqeel showed just why he is one the finest players in the country, winning the next two sets to claim a straight sets 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-2 win in two hours and 11 minutes to give Pakistan a 1-0 lead.
Aisam then cemented the advantage with another fine performance, defeating Iran’s top seed Anoosha Shahgholi 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 as the second match also finished in just three sets.
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Pakistan are holding a Davis Cup tie at home after 12 years and the players ensured they welcomed the sport back in emphatic fashion.