The Mabali Pakistan Open Tennis Championship 2021 commenced at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah. On Day 1 in first round, Men’s singles matches were played.
According to the organizers the event includes only Men’s singles and Men’s Doubles categories.
In the Men’s single first round, Pakistan No. 1, Aqeel Khan was up against Shakir Ullah and he took little time to overwhelm him 6-2, 6-1. Aqeel were off to a flying start in the first round match, where he showed his class right from the word go and won the first set 6-2. He played more aggressively in the second set and took it 6-1, thus advanced to the next round.
In other first round matches, Ahmad Kamil beat Usman Rafiq 7-6, 6-3, Mahatir Muhammad beat Sikandar Hayat 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, M. Shoaib beat Faizan Fayyaz 6-0, 6-1, Ahmad Babar beat Saqib Hayat 6-1, 6-3, Huzaifa Abdul Rehman beat Heera Ashiq 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, Imran Bhatti beat Shehzad Khan 2-0 (rtd), Abdullah Adnan beat Asad Ullah 6-1, 6-2, Zeeshan Shiekh beat Israr Gul 7-6(5), 6-3, M. Abid beat Parbat kumar 6-0, 6-1, Yousaf Khalil beat Nalain Abbas 6-1, 6-2, Hamid Israr beat Fayyaz Khan 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, Barkat Ullah beat Jabir Ali 6-3, 6-2, Muzamil Murtaza beat Arham Attique Khan 6-2, 6-2.