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Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, French Open, Wimbledon
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Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, dubbed the 'Good News Ambassador of Pakistan', achieved his career-best ranking of No. 8 on ATP World Ranking List of Doubles players issued today.

Qureshi, riding on the back of his good run at the recently concluded French Open where he played alongside India's Rohan Bopanna, moved two places up from his previous ranking of No. 10.

The 'Indo-Pak Express', as Qureshi and Bopanna are also known, will now set their sights on Wimbledon which starts June 20, and Qureshi believes the duo's French Open experience is the ideal preparation.

"We are taking one step at a time. We will do better at the French Open next year. However, climbing two places in the ATP doubles rankings before Wimbledon is a huge achievement. It has given us more confidence which we badly needed."

Bopanna-Qureshi will now practice in Germany on grass courts for a week before heading to England for the third Grand Slam of the year.