ISLAMABAD: The 5th Begum Kulsum Saifullah Khan National Ranking Tennis Tournament 2020 continued on the 5th day at the PTF Complex, Islamabad.
A total number of 17 matches were played on the 5th day in all the categories.
In the 1st Men’s singles Semi-final, 2nd seed Muzammil Murtaza brought an end to teenager Muhammad Shoaib’s winning spree in an exciting and closely fought match, 6-4, 6-3.
In the 2nd Semi-final, top seeded Aqeel Khan survived a scare from 4th seed Muhammad Abid in a nail biting 3 set match, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The Women’s finals, unseeded Mahin Aftab defeated 2nd seeded Sarah Mahboob Khan in a see-saw match with fluctuating fortunes. Mahin lead 4-1 in the first set, but Sarah fought back to win the set 7-6(4). Mahin then bounced back to take the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 and with it the title.
The Final matches will be held on Sunday, 19th January, starting at 9-30 am. The Men’s singles final will be held at 2 pm.
The Day 5 match wise results of the :
Men’s Singles Matches – Semi Finals
- Muzammil Murtaza beat M. Shoaib: 6-4, 6-3.
- Aqeel Khan beat M. Abid: 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Men’s Doubles – Semi Finals
- M. Abid, Waqas Malik beat Mudassir Murtaza, M.Shoaib: 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
- Aqeel Khan, Muzammil Murtaza beat Ahmed Chaudhry, Barkatullah: 6-2, 6-4.
Ladies Singles – Final
- Mahin Aftab beat Sarah Mahboob Khan: 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4.
Boys 18 & Under – Semi Finals
- M. Shoaib beat Hamid Israr: 6-2, 6-1.
- Subhan Salik beat Hashish Kumar: 6-4, 7-6(2)
Boy’s U-14 Singles – Semi Finals
- Bilal Asim beat Yahya Musa Luni: 4-0, 4-1. Haider Ali Rizwan beat Shahsawar Khan: 2-4, 5-3, 4-1.
Boy’s U-14 Doubles – Semi Finals
- M. Huzaifa, Hamid Israr beat Shahsawar, Yahya Musa: 5-3, 4-2.
- Ahmed Bail, Bilal Asim beat Haider Ali Rizwan, Hussnain Ali Rizwan: 5-3, 4-2
Boy’s/ Girl’s U-12 – Semi Finals
- Hamza Roman beat Ehtisham Hamayun: 4-2, 4-1.
- Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Hamza Ali Rizwan: 4-0, 4-1.
Boy’s/ Girl’s U-10 – Semi Finals
- M.Hassan Usman beat Hammad Shah: 4-1, 4-2.
- Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Razik Sultan: 4-1, 4-1.
Seniors 45 – Semi Finals
- Rashid Malik (ZTBL), Hameed ul Haq beat Mubarak Shah, Col. Altif 6-2, 6-1.
- Israr Gul, Irfanullah beat Salman Haider, Altaf Hussain: 6-2, 6-1.