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Punjab Tennis Tournament – Samir cruises into quarterfinals

Punjab Tennis Tournament – Samir cruises into quarterfinals

LAHORE: Faizan Khurrum, Samir Iftikhar and Rashid Malik moved to the quarterfinals of the Servis Cup Punjab Tennis Tournament here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah.
All these players had an easy sailing to the last eight stage of the championship, which saw another 16 matches played on day three under chilly conditions. All matches in the men’s singles finished in straight sets, except the day’s opener that went to three sets after Asad Abdul Sakoo came from one set behind to win.

Plain sailing for top seeds in Punjab Tennis C’ship

LAHORE: All the seeded players of the country advanced to the next round of the Servis Punjab Tennis Championship here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Courts on Friday. National singles and junior champion Samir Iftikhar, junior Davis Cupper Faizan Khurrum and Pakistan’s non-playing captain Rashid Malik won their matches.
Samir and Faizan clinched their under-18 and men’s games while Malik won in the open category. All the seeded players have now reached the pre-quarterfinals stage of the

Punjab Tennis Championship gets underway

LAHORE: The Punjab Tennis Championship sponsored by Service Industries rolled into action here at the Bagh-e-Jinnah’s courts on Thursday. Tournament Director Rashid Malik said that keeping in view the extensive interest in the championship, they have decided to hold the men’s singles event on the opening day and many seeded junior players have made it to the next round. The championship will be featuring players of the under-12, 14, 18 categories.
Men’s and women’s categories

Signs of renaissance in Pakistan tennis

The Pakistan Tennis scene that new PTF President Kaleem Imam inherits can best be described as a barren moonscape. He discovers to his dismay, that there are no tennis players below the age of 30 who could be called South Asian standard. There are no juniors worth the name. The PTF Complex is a crumbling relic.
The only good news is that the despot Dilawar Abbas and his incompetent crony, Rashid, are gone. There are some remnants of the past that have survived and that is

Punjab Tennis C’ship rolls into action today

LAHORE: The Servis Punjab Tennis Championship will roll into action from today at the Bagh-i-Jinnah Tennis Courts, organizers announced on Wednesday.
The tournament is being jointly organized by the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association and Service Sales Corporation.
Addressing a press conference here at Lahore Press Club on Wednesday, former Davis Cupper and Pakistan’s non-playing captain Rashid Malik said that though it was a Punjab level competition but all the top junior

Jamal runs hot as India and China bag tennis titles

GUANGZHOU: World champion Maryam Jamal comfortably defended her 1,500m Asian Games title on Tuesday as Somdev Devvarman and Peng Shuai delivered tennis gold to India and China.
The Ethiopian-born Jamal, running for Bahrain, lived up to her top billing on the track to win a slow-paced race she never looked like losing with Vietnam’s Truong Thanh Hang a shock silver medallist.
Jamal said she planned to bid for a golden double, as she did at the last Games in Doha four years

ASIAN GAMES 2010 – China turn screws in badminton, table tennis

GUANGZHOU: China’s Wang Shixian shocked world number one Wang Xin to win the women’s Asian Games badminton title Saturday as the hosts completed a clean-sweep of all seven table tennis gold.
The action came as India inflicted more pain on arch-rivals Pakistan in the field hockey, storming into the semi-finals with a 3-2 win for their fourth success over their bitter-rivals this year.
Victories by their paddlers and shuttlers helped push China’s gold medal haul to 138 while

China score golden table tennis treble

GUANGZHOU: China scored a golden table tennis treble at the Asian Games on Friday, winning the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Men’s top seeds Wang Hao and Zhang Jike claimed their title after an almighty battle with teammates and second seeds Ma Lin and Xu Xin, eventually coming through 11-2, 12-10, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3.
In the women’s event, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia made a minor piece of history by becoming the first pair to ever defend a doubles title when they toppled

Haider’s horror and the tennis turmoils

Zulqarnain Haider’s unannounced flight from Dubai has added yet another episode in Pakistan cricket’s sordid run of recent scandals.
It must have been something that was said to him that scared the living daylights out of him. He did not even consult with the management, leave alone the players.
Perhaps he had seen enough in his brief stay in international cricket, that he was not able to trust anyone at all. To be fair, the boy had been known to complain about mysterious