Muzamil Murtaza, Muhammad Abid in final of New Khan Punjab Open Tennis C'ship 2021
Muzamil Murtaza and Muhammad Abid qualified for the men's singles final in the New Khan Punjab Open Tennis Championship 2021 at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore.
Muzamil Murtaza and Muhammad Abid qualified for the men's singles final in the New Khan Punjab Open Tennis Championship 2021 after winning their respective semifinals played at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore.
In the men's singles semifinals, Muzamil Murtaza played superb tennis against his brother Mudassar Murtaza and won the encounter 6-2, 6-4 to qualify for the final, where he will meet Muhammad Abid, who faced tough fight from seasoned campaigner Heera Ashiq before winning the marathon match 7-6, 6-3.
Both the singles finalists also managed to book berths in the men's doubles final. First Muzamil, pairing with his brother Mudassar Murtaza, outpaced the pair of Hamza Jawad/Imran Bhatti 6-3, 6-3 and then Muhammad Abid, partnering with Heera Ashiq, comfortably won the second semifinal against Irfan Mughal and Hassan Shaukat 6-2, 6-3.
The boys U-18 semifinals saw Ahtesham Arif routing Hamza Jawad 6-3, 6-4 in the first semifinal and Asad Zaman (McDonald's) defeating Arman Kamran 6-2, 6-4. In the boys/girls U-14 quarterfinals, Amna Ali Qayum beat Abdul Basit 8-6, Nabeel Ali Qayum beat Abdullah Pirzada 8-5 and Zohaib Afzal Malik beat M Sohaan Noor 8-4.
In the boys/girls U-14 doubles quarterfinals,
Abdullah Pirzada/Abdur Rehman Pirzada beat Hajra/Fajar Fayyaz 8-4, Abdur Rehman/Nabeel Ali Qayum beat Xeerak Mustafa/Aalay Husnain 8-5, Asad Zaman/Zohaib Afzal Malik beat Amna Ali Qayum/Abdul Basit 8-3. In the boys/girls U-12 quarterfinals, Abdul Basit beat Hajra 8-2 and Abdur Rehman beat Zohaib Afzal Malik 8-6.
Today (Thursday), all the remaining semifinals and finals will be played. Mr Adil Rokari, CEO NEW KHAN, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony. Tennis players, their families and tennis lovers will also be present on the occasion.