Aisam ul Haq humbles Nik Rozborsek 2-1 in Davis cup first rubber
Lahore-born tennis star Aisam ul Haq downs Slovenia’s Nik Rozborsek in a hard fought three set match of Davis Cup World Group 1 play-offs first round tie at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Lahore-born tennis star Aisam ul Haq escapes the scare of defeat as he managed to win the first Davis cup singles match against Slovenia’s Nik Rozborsek by 2-1. The match lasted for 2 hour 25 minutes.
Left handed Nik Rozborsek broke Aisam’s 5th serve to win the opening set at 6-4 as both players held on to their serves in the second which saw the score reaching 4-4 when the match referee stopped play because of excessive dew late Sunday evening.
On the second day, the second set started with a different story as World number 50th Aisam, came out as entirely a different player where he broke the 6th serve of 26-years-old Nik and took comfortable position as he won the second set by 7-5 and leveled the match 1-1.
In a nerve-wrenching third set, it could be anybody’s game as both the players hold their serves and leveled the score to 4-4. Both the players broke back each other’s serves as the score was once again equalized at 6-6.
On tie-break, with some luck and huge support for the Pakistani ace, Aisam showed all his experience to fight back furiously as he broke three consecutive serves of Nik to earned back-to-back five points to clinch 7-6(1) victory out of Nik Rozborsek’s hands and won the first Davis cup rubber to make it 1-0 for Pakistan against Slovenia.
Second match of Men’s singles will be played between Aqeel Khan and Slovenian player Blaz Kavcic.