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Samir seeks govt help

Pakistan’s future tennis hope Samir Iftikhar is facing hard ship to avail four-year scholarship offered by the University of New Mexico due to lack of funds of US$ 10,000 needed for the

Samir to join Davis Cup camp

Pakistan’s future hope and Davis cupper Samir Iftikhar has been invited by the Pakistan Tennis Federation to join the Davis Cup training camp being held at PTF Complex, Islamabad. He will fly

Samir ousts Jalil to reach final

LAHORE – Pakistan’s tennis sensation Samir Iftikhar ousted Jalil Khan on Wednesday to set a date with Aqil Khan in the final of the Tajamal Abbass Memorial Tournament.
Samir beat Pakistan No 2 Jalil 6-3, 6-2 with an exceptional display of tennis. Samir displayed brilliant ground strokes and passing shots, breaking Jalil twice in both sets and never gave any chance to Jalil to settle down. He will now meet Pakistan No 1 Aqil in the final at PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad today.

Samir cements place in Davis Cup team

LAHORE – Samir Iftikhar has won his final trial match to make his way into the national Davis Cup team which faces Hong Kong in the Asia/Oceania Group II tie at Victoria Park, Hong Kong from March 4 to 6. Samir, who has won four ITF Junior World Ranking titles, powered past some of the top national players to book a place in the Davis Cup team, along with first cousin Aisam-ul-Haq, Aqeel Khan and Yasir Khan.
In the last trial match, Samir crushed Davis Cupper and Pakistan number

Samir storms into Pakistan Open semis

LAHORE – Tennis fans of Islamabad witnessed exciting tennis as upcoming tennis sensation Samir Iftikhar overpowered former Davis cupper Shezad Khan 6-4, 6-3 to reach men’s singles semi-final of the Caltex Pakistan Open Tennis Championship, being held at PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
Samir also ousted Mohammed Abid 7-5, 6-0 to reach the boy’s singles final of the same event.
The talented Pak-British citizen did not give any chance to the experienced Shezad Khan to settle

Super Samir surmounts Malik challenge in style

LAHORE: Pakistan’s future hope Samir Iftikhar displayed top class tennis to oust experienced former national champion Rashid Malik in an exciting final to clinch the Servis Cup Punjab Tennis Tournament here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Courts on Wednesday.
Samir entertained a large crowd and tennis enthusiasts who especially came to the venue to witness the duel between experience and youth and in the end youth prevailed quite convincingly. Samir won 6-1, 6-4.
Playing in front of

Veteran Malik sets date with Samir in final

LAHORE: Veteran tennis player Rashid Malik staged a big upset when he beat former national champion Heera Ashiq in the nerve-wrecking semi-final of the Servis Cup Tennis Tournament here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Courts on Tuesday. The 49-year old former Davis Cupper will now face upcoming star Samir Iftikhar in the men’s singles final today (Wednesday).
The veteran star showed he still has the power to upstage the best of the players in business with his experience and could also

Samir, Faizan in Punjab Tennis semis

LAHORE: Pakistan junior tennis players Samir Iftikhar and Faizan Khurram upstaged the second seed pair and qualified for the Servis Punjab Open Tennis Championship here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah courts on Sunday. Local tennis fans enjoyed the spectacular doubles match as cousins and Junior Davis Cuppers Samir and Faizan upset Heera Ashiq and Waqas Malik 6-4, 7-5 to reach the semi-finals.
The pair, who are also cousins of Pakistan tennis star Aisamul Haq and grandsons of late Indo-Pak

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