Aqeel Khan and partner Shahzad Khan stuns Russian-Ukrainian pair of Anton Chekhov and Alexandr Lebedyn in 3 set match to win the Men’s doubles event while Spaniard Enrique Lopez-Pererz won the singles title of Begum Kulsum ITF Futures Tennis Tournament.
Begum Kulsum Saifullah - ITF Futures F2 Tennis Tournament
Begum Kulsum Saifullah - ITF Futures F2 Tennis tournament is scheduled to be held from 11th till 17 December 2017 at Syed Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad. The tournament features internationally ranked players from around the world in the Qualifying Round as well as the Main Draw.
Pakistani players Shahzad Khan, Muzammil Murtaza, Muhammad Abid Ali Khan Akber and Muhammad Abid got the wild card for the tournament. 2 of the total 8 qualifiers are won by Pakistani players to make a tally of 8 Pakistani players in action in the main round of Men's singles event while 8 Pakistani players will be seen in Men's double's event.
Main round of the tournament start from Tuesday 12th December to Sunday 17th November 2017. Players will participate in Men's Singles and Men's doubles category.
Russian player Ivan NEDELKO (World No. 298) is the top seeded player in the tournament. 24 international players are featuring in the tournament. 8 Russian players will participate in the event while 5 Indian players, 2 each from Germany, Spain & Ukraine and 1 each player from Singapore, France, Austria, Canada and Turkey will be seen in action.
Top seeds of the tournament are:
|SR#||PLAYER NAME||Tournament Ranking||World Ranking|
|1||Ivan NEDELKO (Russia)||1||298|
|2||Enrique LOPEZ-PEREZ (Spain)||2||329|
|3||Kristian LOZAN (Russia)||3||712|
|4||Pere RIBA (Spain)||4||760|
|5||Shalva DZHANASHIA (Russia)||5||778|
|6||Julian ONKEN (Germany)||6||789|
|7||Peter GOLDSTEINER (Austria)||7||915|
|8||Jayesh PUNGLIYA (India)||8||1002|