Aqeel Khan won the single title of 33rd Federal Cup National Ranking Tennis Championship 2020 by beating Muzammil Murtaza in a 3 set match at S. Dilawar Abbas Tennis Complex, Islamabad.
The double title was won by the pair of Shahzad and Abid.
Ladies singles final between Sara Mansoor and Sarah Mahboob will be played on 14th Feb, 2020 after the arrival of ladies team from New Zealand.
The match which lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. Aqeel Khan built up the lead 2-0, by breaking the first game of Muzammil Murtaza. Murtaza levelled the score 2 all in the first set breaking the fourth game of Aqeel Khan. Muzammil won the first set at 6-3 by breaking 8th game of Aqeel Khan, by displaying powerful stokes from the baseline.
In the 2nd set score went up to 3 all, as both the players hold their respective service. Aqeel Khan won the 2nd set at 6-3 by breaking 8th game of Muzammil after a long deuce. Both the players displayed the quality tennis.
In the final set Aqeel Khan again took the lead 2-0 by breaking the first game of final set from Muzammil Murtaza by 0-40.
When Aqeel Khan won the 6th game by holding his own serve and took the lead 4-2, Muzammil conceded the match due to the injury at 4-2.
The final score was – Aqeel Khan bt Muzammil Murtaza 3-6, 6-3, 4-2(Rtd)
The match was officiate by Mr. Hussnain Mehmood.
Aqeel Khan was awarded cash price of Rs. 60,000 along with the trophy, whereas Muzammil Murtaza pocketed Rs. 40,000 as runner up.
Secretary Islamabad Tennis Association Arif Qureshi paid great tribute to Late Syed Dilawar Abbas for the establishment of ITA and valuable contribution for the uplift of tennis, not only in Islamabad also throughout the country.
Mr. Tariq Murtaza, President ITA as chief guest and distributed the cash prizes among the winners. Medals were also awarded to the members of ladies team, which won the bronze medal in the National Games.