Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his Serb partner Nenad Zimonjic lost their third-round match in the Australian Open doubles event yesterday as French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicholas Mahut outplayed them 2-0 in Sydney.
Herbert and Mahut took only 30 minutes to take the first set 6-3, winning 30 points in total, while Aisam and Zimonjic made six unforced errors and failed to break their opponents’ serve.
Mahut and Herbert also dominated in the second set, winning 6-3 in 33 minutes.
Despite the Pak-Serb duo’s efforts to contain their unseeded opponents by hitting two aces, Herbert and Mahut broke their serve to take the lead and won 29 points to seal the win.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 26th, 2015.