Muzammil, Mahin seal singles titles of 5th Benazir Bhutto Shaheed National Ranking Tennis Championship 2019
Muzammil Murtaza and Mahin Aftab sealed men's and ladies singles titles of 5th Benazir Bhutto Shaheed National Ranking Tennis Championship 2019 at Islamabad Tennis Complex.
Muzammil Murtaza stunned Aqeel Khan to win the men's singles title of 5th Benazir Bhutto Shaheed National Ranking Tennis Championship at the Islamabad Tennis Complex on Sunday.
Muzammil, 20, shattered Aqeel’s two-decade dominance at the national level by outclassing the 39-year-old in a straight sets victory.
Both the players exhibited quality play in the first set, which featured long rallies. The longer rallies, however, helped Muzammil exhaust Aqeel and further hurt the former national champion with his brilliant forehand winners.
After a close first set which was settled in a tie break, Muzammil downed Aqeel 7-6 (8-6).
In the second set, the much older Aqeel found it impossible to match youngster’s speed and accuracy and a 6-1 defeat ended his dominance of the national circuit. The final scoreline of the match stood 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.
This was Muzammil’s second win against Aqeel this year after he beat the veteran in Faisalabad in a semi-final early this year.
In the ladies singles final, Mahin Aftab overcame Sara Mehboob 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 to clinch the title.
Earlier, in the Boys’ U-18 final, Mohammad Shoaib Khan defeated Hasheesh Kumar 6-3,6-3. While, Hamid Israr clinched the Boy’s U-14 trophy after beating Mahatir Muhammad 7-5, 6-4.
Hamza Roman won the U-10 championship, beating Haniya Minhan 6-2, 6-1 in the final.