Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, left, and Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer, right, pose with the trophy after winning Stockholm Open tournament in Stockholm on Sunday. – AP Photo
Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his teammate Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer react during the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament doubles final on Sunday. – AFP Photo

Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean-Julian Rojer clinched yet another title, defeating Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman and Robert Lindstedt 6-2, 6-2 in the final of Stockholm Open on Sunday.

The win has boosted the Pakistani-Dutch duo’s chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. This will be second consecutive occasion when they will qualify for the prestigious tournament.

The top seeded Qureshi and Rojer did not face much resistance from their Swede competitors in their straight set victory breaking serves four times and claimed the title in mere 63 minutes.

Speaking to state-run PTV channel after winning, Qureshi dedicated the victory to the nation as an Eid gift. Muslims across the globe including Pakistan have been celebrating Eid-ul-Azha this week.

This was Aisam and Rojer’s second Masters title this year as they had won Sonny Open earlier.

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has now won Stockholm Open doubles title twice as the Pakistani star had won it with his then Indian partner Rohan Bhopanna in 2011 as well.

Published Oct 20, 2013 11:04pm

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Oct 21, 2013 07:47am

Way to go, mate.

Oct 21, 2013 08:26am

Great job Aisam Rojer congrualtion

Oct 21, 2013 01:54pm

Stockholm Open is a ATP World Tour 250 Tournament and not a Masters Tournament as reported in this article. Masters Titles are ATP 1000 Tournaments, which means the winners get 1000 points towards their ranking. Examples of Masters Titles include BNP Paribas Open, Sony Open, Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Mutua Madrid Open and the upcoming BNP Paribas Masters that starts on October 28th.

Great win for Aisam and Rojer by the way.. Congratuations from a diehard Aisam fan.

Oct 21, 2013 06:21pm

Congratulations and many thanks for giving us something to be proud of Pakistan. Wish you all the best for future games.