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Aqeel, Ushna lifts 31st Federal Cup Ranking Tennis Championship Title

Top seeded Aqeel Khan Seals another title victory after beating 5th seeded Muzamil Murtaza in a hard contested 3 set match of 31st Federal Cup ranking tennis championship. Ushna won ladies title played at Syed Dilawar Abbas tennis complex, Islamabad.


Young Muzamil played exceptionally well against the veteran player and No.1 Pakistan’s Aqeel Khan. Muzamil won the 1st set by 6-3. In the score of 3-3, Muzamil breaks in the 4th game and then did not allow the Aqeel Khan to settle down and wins the set by 6-3. In the second set Aqeel Khan came back hard from behind after 1 set down and takes charge of the game as he breaks 8th game of Muzamil at the score of 40-15. Aqeel Khan won the second set by 6-3. In the final set, Aqeel takes full command of the game as hit the shots down the line and used all his experience to beat Muzamil without conceding a single point. Muzamil could not resist against the powerful forehand, backhand drives. The match lasted for 95 minutes. Aqeel Khan won the cash prize of RS 45000 along with the winning shield while Muzamil got RS 26,000.

Shahzad Khan and M. Usman Ejaz after beating top seeded duo of Muzamil Murtaza and Muddasar Murtaza won the Men’s doubles title. Winning score of Shahzad and Usman remains 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Women second seed Ushna Suhail in a well contested match beats third seeded Sarah Mahboob in the final match of ladies singles by 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-0.

Yousaf Khan won the Junior U-18 title by beating Muhamamd Shoaib 6-2, 7-5. Haseesh Kumar of Karachi took the title of Boy’s U-14 event by eliminating Nalain Abbas in a three set match 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Hamza Roman from Peshawar wins the Boys & Girls U-10 title after beating Azhar Abdullah in straight sets by 4-0, 4-0.

150 players participated in the 6 days long championship from all over the country and amount of RS. 300, 000 was distributed among the players. Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan President PTF was the Chief Guest and Senator Syed Dilawar Abbas as Guest of Honor distributed the prizes amongst the winner and runner up of the Championships. Mr. Khawar Hyat Khan, SVP PTF, Mrs. Nighat Saeed, Vice President and Head of Women Wing ITA, Gen. Shahida Badshah and lots of tennis fans witnessed the Men’s Singles Final.

Following are the Results:

Men’s Singles Final

Aqeel Khan
Muzammil Murtaza
3-6, 6-3, 6-0

Ladies Singles Final

Ushna Suhail
Sarah Mahboob
7-6(5), 5-7, 6-0

Men’s Doubles Final

Shahzad Khan & M.Usman Ejaz
Muzammil Murtaza & Mudassar Murtaza
4-6, 6-3, 10-5

Boys U-18 Singles Final

Yousaf Khan
Muhammad Shoaib
6-2, 7-5

Boys U-14 Singles Final

Hasheesh Kumar
Nalain Abbas
6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Boys & Girls  U-10 Singles Final

Hamza Roman
Azhar Abdullah
4-0, 4-0

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