Aqeel Khan Stun Seong Chan Hong, makes it 2-nil
Aqeel Khan in the second Davis cup tie, shocked Korean Seong Chan Hong to make it 2-0 for Pakistan on the opening day of BNP Paribas Asia-Oceania Zone Group-I at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone Group-I First Round tie 2018 Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad
Aqeel Khan surprised world 733 ranked player Korean Seong Chan Hong in the second singles tie of Davis cup 2018 where he outplayed Seong Chan Hong in 2 hours 43 minutes by 4-6, 7-5 and 7-5.
Khan was looking down and out as Seong Chan won the first set easily by 6-4. Seong breakes the third serve of Khan and took lead by 2-1. Aqeel fought hard to level the score 4-4 but Chan breaks the 9th serve and took advantage over Pakistani opponent and won the first set by 6-4.
Chan started the second set with the same pace and breaks 3rd service of Aqeel Khan but resilient Khan was down but not clearly out of the game as he broke back the 6th serve to level the score at 3-3. Both the players tried to down each other levelled once again at 4-4 and then 5-5. At that point Khan made it 6-5 and then he breaks the 12th serve of Chan to win the second set by 7-5.
In the third and decisive set, both players played attentively and none of the two wanted to provide any chance to opponent. Both the players held their serves but Khan breaks the 12th serve of Chan and won the third set and the match to make it 2-0 for Pakistan.
Tomorrow, Aqeel Khan and Aisam ul Haq to play Kwon Soon Woo & Lim Yong Kyu in the doubles at 10:00 am followed by the reverse singles between Aqeel Khan and Kwon Soon Woo and the last match will be played between Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi and Hong Seong Chan.
|1||Aqeel Khan||def.||Seong Chan Hong||4-6, 7-5, 7-5|