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Pakistan vs Slovenia Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone Group-I tie 2020

Pakistan hosted the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone Group-I tie 2020 against Slovenia at the Islamabad’s Pakistan Sports Complex grass courts on March 9th.

Seasoned campaigners Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan showed their class and experience as Pakistan blanked Slovenia 3-0 in the World Group I playoff. After winning their respective singles matches, both Aisam and Aqeel showed impressive performance against their Slovenian opponents in the doubles.

Rubber 1: Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi managed to win the first rubber against Nik Rozborsek by 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1).

Rubber 2: Aqeel Khan outplayed Blaz Kavcic by 6-0,7-6(6), 6-4.

Rubber 3: Pakistan team’s main strength Aqeel & Aisam started the third set with aggression as they easily trounced Slovenian pair of Blaz Kavcic & Tom Kocevar-Desman by 6-3 and 7-6(7) in 1 hour 26 minutes.

The winning Pakistan team will go on to in World Group I while the losing side will be relegated to World Group II. Pakistan now will face Ukraine which defeated Chinese Taipei 3-2 in their World Group I playoff on indoor hard courts in Zaporizhzhia last week.

The selected Slovenia squad didn’t included the name of their top player Bedene, who mainly plays Grand Slam and ATP events, as he is currently busy playing international event. But his brother Andraz Bedene was part of the squad.

Pakistan team’s main strength in the tie wasour two tennis heroes Aisamul Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan.

Pakistan Davis Cup team is among top six teams out of 44 Asian countries in group I, which also includes China, India, Uzbekistan, Korea and Lebanon.

Pakistan vs Slovenia squads consists of:
Pakistan TeamSlovenia Team
Mushaf Zia (Captain)Miha Mlakar(Captain)
Muzammil Murtaza

Date of birth: 12 Nov 1999

Singles ranking:

Doubles ranking: 1586=
Blaz Kavcic

Date of birth: 05 Mar 1987

Singles ranking: 282

Doubles ranking: 573
Aisam Qureshi

Date of birth: 17 Mar 1980

Singles ranking:

Doubles ranking: 49
Nik Razborsek

Date of birth: 04 Oct 1993

Singles ranking: 613

Doubles ranking: 1345=
Aqeel Khan

Date of birth: 30 Jan 1980

Singles ranking:

Doubles ranking:
Tomas Lipovsek Puches

Date of birth: 17 Apr 1993

Singles ranking: 632

Doubles ranking: 498
Muhammad Abid

Date of birth: 03 Jun 1994

Singles ranking:

Doubles ranking:
Tom Kocevar-desman

Date of birth: 10 Jul 1990

Singles ranking: 786

Doubles ranking: 1016
Heera Ashiq

Date of birth: 04 Jan 1993

Singles ranking:

Doubles ranking:

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