Indo-Pak Express through to semi-finals of ATP 500
DUBAI: Pakistani tennis star Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Rohan Bopanna managed to clinch a spot in the semi-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships on Thursday, reported NDTV Sports.
Dubbed as the ‘Indo-Pak Express’, had suffered an early setback losing the first set 5-7 to the powerful tennis duo of Mahesh Bhupathi (India) and Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan).
However, they rallied back 7-6(3), 10-7 through a super tie breaker to clinch the tie.
After playing two sets, the two pairs were neck-to-neck in the first 10 points after the tie breaker. Qureshi and Bopanna then took three points subsequently and put their rivals under pressure.
Bhupathi and Istomin were down by three match points, but only managed to save one as the Indo-Pak Express duo dominated the match within the span of 90 minutes.
The Indo-Pak Express will face Poland’s Tomasz Bednarek and Czech Republic’s Lukas Dlouhy in the semi-final.