Indo-Pak Express win Stockholm Open

Published: October 23, 2011
India's Rohan Bopanna (R) and teammate Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi hold the trophy during the award ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

India's Rohan Bopanna (R) and teammate Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi hold the trophy during the award ceremony. PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna won the Stockholm Open on Sunday, their second ATP doubles title of the season and third overall together, Times of India reported.

The Indo-Pak Express defeated their Brazilian opponents in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 in a match that barely lasted an hour.

Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares were no match for the duo in the €60,000 hard court final. Qureshi and Bopanna split the prize money €29,400 each, also gaining 250 ranking points each.

Earlier Qureshi and Bopanna had won a narrow battle against Dutchman Robin Hasse and Canadian Milos Raonic, beating them 7-6, 3-6, 11-9 in the ATP Gerry Weber Open final in Halle, Germany.

(Read: Aisam-Bopanna triumph at Halle)

You can view a slideshow of pictures from the Stockholm Open here.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Indi-Pop
    Oct 23, 2011 - 7:42PM

    Well done Indo-Pak Express. You make us proud everyday !


  • khalis
    Oct 23, 2011 - 7:42PM

    west says: divided we fall and united we stand.

    here we can say: even divided we stand just go away when we get united.Recommend

  • Omair Shakil
    Oct 23, 2011 - 8:00PM

    Great job you two! Aisam, you’re a true son of the soil indeed! :D


  • Sabahat Naseem
    Oct 23, 2011 - 8:50PM

    how do i love thee, let me count the ways. :)Recommend

  • Adeel759
    Oct 23, 2011 - 9:29PM

    @Omair. Also mention Mr Rohan, always. He is also s on of the same soil Thus duo is wonderful pair for political, strategic, cultural and national reasons…….well done Indo-Pak Exp


  • Oct 23, 2011 - 11:36PM

    The unity is being replaced by the disunity of years and statement wars of decades since the independence.

    Go on boys! Yes no brother, you both are gonna be, I suspect, my crushes! I already ONLY like Aisam.


  • CB Guy
    Oct 23, 2011 - 11:58PM

    Good to see the team winning again after not so good 2 previous events. Its also good for Pakistan tennis that Aisam is winning, MASHALLAH his third title of the year. This should help the game in a big way in the country.


  • Maqbool
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:08AM

    Imagine what would happen if we have the same cricket team. The whole world will dread to face us. :)


  • Ali Tanoli,
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:22AM

    Thank u Samjhoda express lahore to dehli.


  • jagjit sidhoo
    Oct 24, 2011 - 9:22AM

    Well donie boys you have more sense than our powers that be . CO-OPERATION is the way forward.


  • Oct 24, 2011 - 11:40AM

    @Maqbool: The more we unite, the more imperialist powers would grasp our power in every walk of our life. But positively, the more we unite, the more we would challenge universally the imperialist powers.


  • mehwish
    Oct 24, 2011 - 1:02PM

    congratzzz man …m verrry least we have one reason to smile


  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:02PM

    Well done Qureshi & Bopanna


  • zalim singh
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:11PM

    @ Naveeda Shaikh

    agree with you totally. USA will never have guts to threaten a country as strong as India and Pakistan combined.


  • Khuldun
    Oct 24, 2011 - 2:33PM

    Hero of Pakistan! Aisam!


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