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Qureshi, Rojer beat Polish pair to win Miami Open


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Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (R) and Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer (L). -File photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean Julien Rojer clinched the men’s doubles Miami Open title on Saturday after beating Polish duo of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets.

The Pak-Dutch duo, seeded number five, brushed aside the number eight seeds 6-4, 6-1 in 57 minutes.

Earlier, the pair had defeated number two seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final.

Qureshi-Rojer have won prize money worth  $ 235,640 and 1000 Emirates ATP Ranking points. The win marks their third title together, the previous two won in Halle and Estoril in 2012.

The 33-year old Qureshi admitted that the pair had not been playing well consistently but added that they were working hard to change that.

“Since the beginning of the year, Jules and I have been putting in the hard yards each week. Other than Marseille, we have not both played well at the same moments. We were both up and down a bit. However, we knew that if we kept doing the right things regardless of the results, our time would come,” Qureshi said before the match.

Qureshi is set to join Pakistan’s Davis Cup team in Myanmar where they will play New Zealand  in their Oceania Group II match next week.

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danish Mar 30, 2013 09:13pm
Super mashallah
S. A. M. Mar 31, 2013 02:32am
That is a great victory Qureshi & Roger. Congratulations. May you two get many many such victories together.
Richard Mar 31, 2013 03:48am
media should highlight such news more than any other .. its a great win
Mohib (@Moh1A) Mar 31, 2013 05:37am
Congratulation Aisam I am a big fan of yours and was disappointed for some time but knew that you will come back hard and you did.Hope to see you in Canada (Rogers Cup). Mohib (Toronto)
PakFan Mar 31, 2013 06:15am
Good for Aisam... Congrats.
Ali G Mar 31, 2013 07:57am
congrats! and keep up the wining streak... few people around making us proud to be pakistanis
Asif Kashmiri Mar 31, 2013 09:14am
well done boys....
Ali Vaqar Awan Mar 31, 2013 09:14am
Congradulations to Aisam and Rojer on wining Miami Open. Its a great and unique victory. Keep up the effort and bring more titles, make our nation proud.
S. A. M. Mar 31, 2013 02:56pm
I totally agree with you Richard. Our Country is starving to get news that make its people feel good, proud but when there is SUCH A BIG VICTORY it is not given the appropriate main heading. Media pls project it more prominently. Thanks.