Tayyab Aslam, Nasir Iqbal and Asim Khan are representing Pakistan in the Squash on Fire Open 2021, which is being played in Washington, United States.
Third seed Tayyab got bye in the first round.
Unseeded Nasir Iqbal was relentless in attacking both front corners. His straight games win against Syed Azlan Amjad of Qatar earns him a place in the last 16 where he will face 8th seed Leonel Cardenas from Mexico.
Nasir won the first round match with the final score line of 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 in just 23 minutes.
In 65 minutes long encounter of the day, Aism showed his class as he edged out Ammar Altamimi of Kuwait at the end of a long opening court 8 served up a classic with Khan rallying from two games down to defeat Altamimi with the scores of 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8. Aism had answers for everything and full deserved his placed in round 2 where he will meet second seed Victor Crouin of France.
The event carries prize money of $20,000.
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