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Sheharyar Malik Tennis Championship move into semifinal stage

Aqeel Khan, Abid, Muzammil Murtaza and Shahzad Khan qualified for the Sheharyar Malik National Grass Court Tennis Championship 2018 men’s singles semifinals at the PLTA tennis courts, Lahore.


On the fourth day of championship Men’s Singles, Doubles and Ladies single quarterfinals matches were played, where the seeded players moved into semifinals of Sheheryar Malik National Grass Court Tennis Championship 2018 at Bagh-e-Jinnah Tennis Courts, Lahore. The championship comprises Men’s singles, Men’s doubles, ladies singles, U-18, U-14, U-12, U-10, seniors 40 plus doubles, seniors 50 plus doubles and seniors 60 plus doubles events.

In the first quarterfinal of the men’s singles, Pakistan’s top player Aqeel Khan outshine Mudassar Murtaza as he could not allow Mudassar to play freely and easily won the match by 6-2, 6-2 while Muhammad Abid proved too hot for Saqib Umar by thrashing him in one sided encounter by 6-0, 6-0 and qualified for the semifinal. 

Sara Mehboob, Sara Mansoor and Mehwish Chishti won their respective quarterfinals to qualify for the ladies singles semifinals.

 Quarterfinal Results:

Men's Singles
Aqeel KhandefMudassar Murtaza6-2, 6-2
Muhammad Abid defSaqib Umar 6-0, 6-0
 Muzzamil MurtazadefHeera Ashiq7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Shahzad KhandefAbdaal Haider7-5, 7-5.
Ladies Singles
Sarah MehboobdefSara Muhammad5-7, 6-0, 6-1
Sara MansoordefNida Akram6-0, 6-0
Mehwish ChishtidefEsha Batool6-0, 6-0 
Men's Doubles
Talha Waheed and Fayyaz Khan defHamayun Rana and Hassan Saeed6-3, 6-0
Aqeel Khan and Shahzad KhandefBarkat Ullah and Asad Ullah6-3, 6-2
 Heera Ashiq and Abdul RehmandefAhmad Babar and Sid Siddqui 6-3, 7-6
Abid and Usman RafiqdefFayyaz and Talha6-2,6-1 

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