Muzammil Murtaza and Sarah Mehboob Khan clinched the men’s and ladies singles titles in the 6th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2022 that concluded hat the SBP tennis courts.
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In the Men’s singles final, Muzammil Murtaza played well against M. Shoaib and outpaced him by 6-4, 7-5 to clinch the title.
The Ladies singles final saw Sarah Mehboob Khan utilizing her wide experience to outsmart spirited Noor Malik (Wapda) 7-5, 6-2.
Boy’s U-18 title was claimed by Bilal Asim, who outlasted Mahatir Muhammad 6-2, 7-5 in the final. Hamid Israr/Nael Qureshi won the U-18 doubles title by outpacing Sami Zeb Khan/Hasheesh Kumar 6-2, 6-4.
The Boy’s U-16 title was clinched by Sheheryar Anees, who defeated Asad Zaman 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
Abubakar Talha/Zohaib Afzal Malik – one of the top junior pairs of the country – added another feather in their decorated cap as they grabbed the U-14 doubles title by beating Amir Mazari/Nabeel Qayum 4-0, 4-5, 10-7. Abubakar doubled his crown by beating Amir Mazari 6-1, 1-0 (rtd) in the boys U-14 final.
Boy’s U-12 final
Abdur Rehman beat Ismail Aftab 4-2, 4-2 to lift the title. The boys/girls U-12 doubles title was claimed by Abubakar/Zunaisha, who beat Ismail Aftab/Abdur Rehman 4-2, 4-2 in the final.
Boy’s/Girl’s U-10 title was won by Shayan Afridi, who routed Hajra Suhail 4-1, 4-2.
Senior’s 35 plus Doubles Final
Shehzad/Inam Gul beat Talha Waheed/Tanveer Munir 6-1, 6-4 while in the seniors 45 plus doubles final, Sheheryar Salamat/Khurram Imtiaz beat Ashar/Adnan 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 and in seniors 65 plus doubles finals, Asad Niaz/Kh Khurram beat Waqar Nisar/Raheel.
Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs, Ehsan Bhutta and PLTA Chairman Iftikhar Ahmad Rao along with PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik distributed the prizes among the winners of different age group categories.
Day 5 | Men’s Doubles Winners Barkat & Shoaib; Pak No. 1 Aqeel Beaten Again; Rashid Malik Clinches Seniors 50+ Title
Former Davis Cupper Rashid Malik won the Seniors 50 plus title of the 6th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship being held at Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park. All remaining finals will be played on Saturday, 26th November.
Rashid Malik was up against Hassan Mehmood in the Seniors 50 plus singles final. Malik was off to a flying start as he conceded just two points to take the first set 6-2. Hassan though showed resistance in the second set yet Malik was too tough to be handled by Hassan, thus lost the second and decisive set 6-3 to clinch the title.
Men’s Doubles Final
Barkat Ullah/M. Shoaib beat Aqeel Khan/M Abid 6-4, 4-6, 10-8. Earlier in the doubles semifinals, Aqeel/Abid beat Muzammil Murtaza/Mudassar Murtaza 6-3, 6-3 and Barkat Ullah/Shoaib beat Heera Ashiq/Youaf Khalil 6-4, 6-4.
Ladies Doubles Semi Finals
Sara Mehboob/Sara Mansoor outpaced Zahra Suleman/Zainab Ali Naqvi 6-1, 6-2 while Esha Jawad/Amna Qayyum beat Noor Malik/Meheq Khokhar 6-1, 4-6, 10-8.
Seniors 45 plus Doubles Semi Finals
Sheheryar Salamat/Khurram Imtiaz beat Israr Gul/Irfan Ullah 6-4, 6-3.
Boy’s U-18 Semi Final
Bilal Asim beat Hamid Israr 6-3, 6-4 and Mahatir Muhammad beat Semi Zeb Khan 6-3, 6-1.
Boy’s U-14 Semi Finals
Amir Mazari (Aitchison) beat Hamza Roman 7-5, 6-3 and Abubakar Talha beat Zohaib Afzal Malik 6-1, 6-1.
Girls U-14 Semi Finals
Zunaisha Noor beat Bismel Zia 2-4, 4-2, 10-4 and Mahrukh beat Fajar Fayyaz 4-2, 4-1.
Boy’s U-12 Semi Finals
Abdur Rehman beat Razik Sultan 5-3, 5-4 and Ismail Aftab beat Rashid Ali 5-4, 4-1.
Girl’s U-12 Semi Final
Hajra Suhail beat Bismel Zia 4-1, 5-4.
Day 4 | Muzammil Upsets Pak No. 1 Aqeel In Singles Semi Final | Ladies Finalist Sarah & Noor
Muzammil Murtaza upset longest serving Pakistan No. 1 Aqeel Khan in the Men’s Singles Semifinal of 6th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2022 played at the SBP Tennis Courts.
Men’s Semi Final 1
Muzammil was off to a flying start against tennis ace of Pakistan – Aqeel Khan – as he conceded just a single point to comfortably win the first set 6-1. Aqeel though tried hard to put extra effort to resist the high-flying Muzammil, but his efforts went in vain as Muzammil won the second set too by 6-2.
Men’s Semi Final 2
Muhammad Shoaib, who faced tough competition from Barkat Ullah won the crucial match by 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
The Singles Final is set between Muzammil Murtaza and Muhammad Shoaib.
Ladies Single’s Semi Final 1
Noor Malik (Wapda) showed her class against classy Meheq Khokhar and outlasted her by 6-4, 6-1.
Ladies Single’s Semi Final 2
The second semifinal proved a one-sided affair, where ladies tennis champion Sarah Mehboob Khan taught a tennis lesson to young Sheeza Sajid and comfortably won the encounter by 6-0, 6-1 to set the title clash against Noor Malik.
Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals
Heera Ashiq/Yousaf Khalil beat Imran Bhatti/Parbhat Kumar 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Earlier in men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals, Bakir Ali/Mustafa Burney beat Inam Gul/Hasam Khan 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.
Seniors 50 plus singles Semi Finals
Rashid Malik (ZTBL) showed the glimpses of his past glory days and comfortably outsmarted Tanveer Haral 6-1, 6-4 to reach the final.
Seniors 45 plus Doubles Pre-Quarterfinals
Israr Gul/Irfan Ullah beat Umer Dilshad/Asghar 6-1, 6-1, Talha Waheed (G&O Pakistan)/Mehboob Waheed beat Col Awais/Shehzad Saleem 6-1, 6-1 and Ashar Khan/Adnan Khan beat Janan Khan/Gul Ahmed 6-4, 7-5.
Seniors 35 plus Doubles Quarterfinals
Talha Waheed/Tanveer Muneer beat Tariq Sadiq/Usman Rehmat 6-4, 6-2, Sheheryar Salamat/Kashif Masih beat Faisal Anwar/Hadi Hussain 6-1, 6-4, Arif Feroze/Israr Gul beat Shehzad PAF/Inam Gul 6-2, 6-2.
Boy’s U-18 Quarterfinals
Bilal Asim beat Abdul Hanan Khan 6-0, 6-2, Hamid Israr beat Hasheesh Kumar 6-4, 6-2, Semi Zeb Khan beat Ahmad Nael 7-5, 7-5, Mahatir Muhammad beat Sheheryar Anees 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. In the girls U-18 quarterfinal, Ashtafila Arif beat Zainab Ali Naqvi 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, Sheeza Sajid beat Laiba Iqbal Khan 6-1, 6-0.
Boy’s U-16 Pre-Quarterfinal
Asad Zaman beat Ameer Mazari 6-1, 5-7, 10-6, M Talha Khan beat Arman Kamran 6-4, 6-3, Abdul Basit beat M Uzair 6-2, 6-2, Shahsawar Khan beat M Shaheer Khan 6-2, 6-0 and Ahtesham Humayun beat Ameer Hamza 6-2, 6-0.
Boy’s U-14 Quarterfinals
Hamza Roman beat Abdul Basit 7-5, 6-4, Amir Mazari (Aitchison) beat Nabeel Qayum 6-0, 6-4, Zohaib Afzal Malik (LGS Phase V) beat M Sohaan Noor 6-0, 6-2, Abubakar Talha (Wapda) beat Hamza Ali Rizwan 6-1, 6-3.
Day 3 | Singles Semi Finalists Are …
Pakistan’s longest serving No 1 tennis player Aqeel Khan, along with Muzammil Murtaza, Muhammad Shoaib and Barkat Ullah qualified for the Men’s Singles Semi-finals of 6th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2022.
Men’s Singles Quarter Finals Results
Aqeel Khan beat Ahmad Nael 6-4, 6-0, M. Shoaib beat Abdullah Adnan 6-4, 6-1, Barkat Ullah beat Yousaf Khalil 6-1, 6-3 and Muzamil Murtaza beat Mudassar Murtaza 6-4, 6-3.
Ladies Singles Quarter Finals Results
Sarah Mahboob Khan beat Zainab Ali 6-0, 6-0, Meheq Khokhar beat Amna Qayum 6-0, 6-4, Noor Malik beat Zahra Suleman 6-0, 6-1 and Sheeza Sajid beat Rahay ul Ain 6-2, 6-2.
Seniors 50 plus Quarter Finals Results
Rashid Malik beat Waheed 6-1, 6-1.
Seniors 35 plus Doubles Pre-Quarter Finals Results
Talha Waheed/Tanvir Munir beat Umer Dilshad/Asghar 6-0, 6-4, Amir Mumtaz/Salman Ahmad beat Sohail Feroze/Mian Mubarak 6-2, 6-2, Ashar Khan/Adnan Majeed beat Zakir Ullah/Jan Khan 6-2, 6-2, Sheheryar Salamt/Kashif Rehmat beat Rana Humayun/Umair Fayyaz 6-1, 6-1, Faisal Anwar/Hadi Hussain beat Ali Imam/Abdul Rasheed 6-0, 6-1, Arif Feroze/Israr Gul beat M Yousaf/Mehboob Waheed 6-0, 6-1 and Shehzad (PAF)/Inam Ullah beat Mustafa Burney/Irfan Ullah 6-2, 7-6.
Boy’s U-16 First Round Results
Asad Zaman beat M Salaar 7-5, 6-3, Ameer Mazari beat Hamza Rehmat 6-2, 6-3, Nabeel Qayum beat Yahya Musa Luni 6-1, 6-4, Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Abubakar Khalil 6-3, 6-1, Waleed Humayun beat Ismail Ahmad 4-6, 7-5, 10-5, Abdul Basit beat Shazaib Zahid 7-5, 6-1, Ameer Hamza beat Hanzla Anwar 6-0, 6-0. In the boys U-12 first round, Abdur Rehman beat Haziq Areejo 4-1, 4-0, Ali Bachani beat M Umar Ali 4-0, 4-1, M Ibrahim Gill beat Safi Ullah 4-1, 4-2, Razik Sultan beat M Rehan 4-0, 4-0, Majid Ali beat Ahmad yawar 4-1, 4-1, Ihsan Ullah beat Musa Anees 4-0, 4-0.
Day 2 | Enters Quarter Final Stage
Abdullah Adnan, Ahmad Nail, Murtaza brothers and others reached the quarterfinals of the 6th Sheheryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2022, held at Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park Sports Complex.
Men’s Singles Pre-Quarterfinals
Ahmad Nael beat Hasheesh Kumar 6-3, 7-6, Muzamil Murtaza beat Faizan Fayyaz 6-3, 6-1, Mudassar Murtaza beat Mahatir Muhammad 6-3, 6-2, Yousaf Khalil beat Semi Zeb Khan 6-0, 6-4, Abdullah Adnan beat Ahmad Babar 6-1, 5-7, 6-0, M Shoaib beat Imran Bhatti 6-0, 6-2.
Boy’s U-18 First Round
Bilal Asim beat Yafat Nadim 6-1, 6-0, Asad Zaman beat Rehan Shahid 6-3, 6-2, Saif Ullah beat Mustansir Ali Khan 6-2, 6-1, Abdul Hanan Khan beat Hamza Rehmat 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, Hasheesh Kumar beat M Talha Khan 6-1, 6-1, Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Hamza Jawad 6-3, 6-3, Hamid Israr beat Abubakar Khalil 6-1, 6-0, Ahmad Nael beat Ahtesham Humayun 6-2, 6-1, M Salaar beat Hassan Ali 6-1, 6-3, Shehryar Anees beat Uzair Khan 6-4, 7-5, Shahsawar Khan beat Hassan Raza Khan 6-1, 6-0, Kamran Khan beat Shahzain Zahid 6-0, 6-4 and Mahatir Muhammad beat Arman Kamran 6-1, 6-1.
Boy’s U-14 First Round
M. Umair Ali beat M Taha Malik 4-1, 4-1, Razik Sultan beat Harris Bajwa 4-0, 5-3, Abdur Rehman beat M Uzair 4-0, 4-1, M Sohaan Noor beat Eesa Bilal 4-1, 4-1, Junaid Khan beat Ihsan Ullah 4-2, 4-2, Zohaib Afzal Malik beat Aalay Husnain 4-0, 4-1 and Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Saif Ullah 4-0, 4-0.
Boy’s U-12 First Round
Abdur Rehman beat Haziq Areejo 4-1, 4-0, Junaid Khan beat Aliyan Ali 4-0, 4-2, Ali Bachani beat M Umar Ali 4-0, 4-1, M Ibrahim Gill beat Safi Ullah 1-4, 4-1, 4-2, Muaz Shahbaz beat Abdul Malik 5-3, 4-1, Razik Sultan beat M Rehan 4-0, 4-0, Majid Ali beat Ahmad Yawar 4-1, 4-0, Harris Bajwa beat Ayyan Shahbaz 4-2, 4-2 and Ihsan Ullah beat Musa Anees 4-0, 4-0.
Day & Round 1 | 32 Matches Played
The 6th Shehryar Malik Memorial Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2022 was formally inaugurated at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park, Lahore.
On Day 1, 32 matches were played and all the top players advanced to the second round with comfortable victories after displaying high-quality tennis skills and techniques.
In the men’s singles first round matches, Asad Ullah beat Saif Ali 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, Ahmad Nael beat Ahmad Kamil 6-4, 6-2, Hasheesh Kumar beat Parbhat Kumar 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, Muzamil Murtaza beat Hamid Israr 6-1, 7-5, Faizan Fayyaz beat Israr Gul 6-2, 6-1. Mahatir Muhammad beat Irfan Ullah 6-2, 6-3, Mudassar Murtaza beat Abdul Hanan Khan 6-0, 6-3, Barkat Ullah beat Bilal Asim 6-3, 6-4, Semi Zeb Khan beat Nalain Abbas 6-3, 6-2, Yousaf Khalil beat Hasam Khan 6-3, 6-3, Abdullah Adnan beat Heera Ashiq 5-7, 6-3, 2-0 (rtd), Ahmad Babar beat Uzair Khan 6-1, 6-2 and M Shoaib beat Saqib Hayat 6-1, 6-2.
Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Ehsan Bhutta graced the opening ceremony as chief guest and inaugurated the tournament during a colorful opening ceremony.