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
March 30, 2013 9:13 pm
Super mashallah
S. A. M.
March 31, 2013 2:32 am
That is a great victory Qureshi & Roger. Congratulations. May you two get many many such victories together.
Richard
March 31, 2013 3:48 am
media should highlight such news more than any other .. its a great win
Mohib (@Moh1A)
March 31, 2013 5:37 am
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
March 31, 2013 6:15 am
Good for Aisam... Congrats.
Ali G
March 31, 2013 7:57 am
congrats! and keep up the wining streak... few people around making us proud to be pakistanis
Asif Kashmiri
March 31, 2013 9:14 am
well done boys....
Ali Vaqar Awan
March 31, 2013 9:14 am
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.
March 31, 2013 2:56 pm
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.
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