Aisam in Doubles final in Thailand
LAHORE: Pakistanís tennis top notch, Aisam#8209;ul#8209;Haq and Indiaís Rohan Bopanna fought a battle of nerves to beat a strong pair of Noam Okun and Harel Levy of Israel after a marathon match 6-4,3-6,10-6 to move to the doubles final of ATP Challenger Korat Open in Thailand on Saturday.
In the Final they will face the Thai favourite pair of Sanchai Ratiwatana Sonchai Ratiwatana.
According to a message received here, in a match in which fate kept twisting on either sides,Aisam Partner made an early breakthrough when they broke their opponentís serve but Rohan was broken back to level it to 4-4. Thanks to some aggressive winners in the following game by the Indo-Pak duo, they were able to edge past Okun Levy again to take a 5-4 lead. Here Aisam made no mistakes in securing the set by out rightly serving out with sizzling aces to clinch the first set.
The second set was going rather evenly till 3-4 when a couple of loose volleys pushed Aisam Rohan to a break down, enabling their opponents to take home second set to leave the issue alive at 1-1.
However, the Indo-Pak peace rail, as the pair of Aisam Rohan is generally called in international tennis circles, went all charged and hit ace after ace and winner after winner to win it by 10-6.
Earlier in the Quarter final too, Aisam Rohan had a tough match against an all Indian pair of Purav Raja Ashutosh Singh. The Indo-Pak due recovered from a set down at 4-6 to a one set all when they secured the second set with a score of 6-3.In the super tie break they made a huge recovery from six match points down to win with a score of 13-11.