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Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan is in the men's doubles semi-finals of the US Open along with his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer. - File photo
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan is in the men's doubles semi-finals of the US Open along with his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer. - File photo

KARACHI: Pakistan’s leading international tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his partner Jean-Julien Rojer sailed into the men’s doubles semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.

Qureshi and Rojer resumed the match on the Grand Stand of the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, after it was disrupted by rain a day earlier.

At the resumption, Qureshi-Rojer were leading by a set (6-2) and 2-2 in the second set against US pair of brothers Ryan and Christian Harrison.

The ninth-seeded Pak-Dutch pair were stretched by the American brothers when they were on the brink of being broken down. Qureshi and Rojer, however, managed to hold their serve and broke their opponents’ in the next game to go 5-3 up.

Qureshi then served out the match for a place in his third consecutive US Open semi-final. His previous two appearances were with former Indian partner Rohan Bopanna, with whom he reached the final in 2010.

Qureshi and Rojer will have to contend with another US pair of brothers in Bob and Mike Bryan, who were responsible for their French Open exit earlier this year. The Bryans, who beat  Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut (7-6, 7-6) in their quarter-final, were also Qureshi and Bopanna’s opponents in the 2010 final..


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Raheel Adnan
Sep 06, 2012 06:59am
Well done, Aisam and all the best for coming matches. Time and again you've been close but just not enough. Hit the nail on the head this time.
Kumar
Sep 05, 2012 07:36pm
Go Aisam go......love from india......u wld do great....best of luck....
Ali
Sep 05, 2012 07:08pm
What an achievement! Third consecutive semi final! All the best!
Abbas
Sep 06, 2012 06:23am
Bring it home this time Aisam!
Ragu
Sep 06, 2012 02:19am
I love Aisam's game, grace and calm professionalism. Go Aisam--Love from India
yasir
Sep 06, 2012 01:58pm
lets pray 4 aisam,,,,wish he brings it home this time
Ifrah Akbar
Sep 08, 2012 06:03pm
brings it home at this time aisam. Inshallah aisam win us open tennis 2012
Yasar
Sep 06, 2012 02:48am
Thanks for the warmth Kumar. chaa jaa Aisaam the world is backing you. DO IT.
aleem
Sep 06, 2012 08:33am
All the best for grand slam semifinal
Omar
Sep 08, 2012 06:05pm
Inshallah aisam win us open tennis inshallah