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Aisam humbles Soon Woo in first Davis cup rubber

Aisam downs Korean players Soon Woo Kwon in a hard fought three set match of BNP Paribas Asia-Oceania Zone Group-I tie at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.


Pakistan’s top ace Aisam ul Haq escapes the scare of defeat as he managed to win the first Davis cup singles match against Korean opponent by 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(6). Match lasted for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Aisam ul Haq easily won the first set against Soon Woo Kwon by 6-3 as he never allowed Korean to settle and play freely. Aisam brokethe 3rd serve of Soon Woo to took lead of 4-2 in the first set. Aisam looked in good form as he scored 9 Ace serves in the set.

The second set started with a different story as Soon Woo came out as entirely a different player and won the second set by 6-1. Woo broke the 4th serve followed by the 6th and took comfortable position as he won the second set by 6-1 to level the match 1-1.

Drama continued in the third set as it started with Aisam’s dominance. Pakistani ace breaks the second serve of Woo and took 2-0 lead but Korean came back strongly as he broke back the 7th serve to reduce the lead to 4-3 and later leveled the score to 4-4. Match was then once again equalized on 6-6 to setup a nerve wrecking tie-greak. 

On tie-break, Aisam held his first serve to later concede 3 consecutive points as Soon Woo took lead at 3-1. Aisam won another point to reduce the lead 3-2 but once again it was Korean who earned 2 more points to make it 5-2. With some luck and huge support for the Pakistani ace, Aisam managed 2 more points before the Korean Soon Woo earned 2 Match Points at 6-4. Pakistani player showed all his experience to fight back furiously as he earned back-to-back four points to clinch the victory out of Soon Woo’s hands and won the first Davis cup rubber to make it 1-0 for Pakistan against Korea.

Second match of Men’s singles will be played between Aqeel Khan and Korean player Hong Seong Chan.

Match score

Aisam ul Haq
Soon Woo Kwon
6-3, 1-6, 7-6(6)

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