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Aisam-ul-Haq Pakistan's highest-paid athlete


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Qureshi is the highest earner amongst Pakistani athletes with a salary of $434, 430 in 2011. -Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan's tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is the country's highest-paid athlete according to a report published by ESPN.

The report lists the best-paid athletes from 200 countries and bases its figures on salary and prize money from 2011, excluding any other form of compensation.

Qureshi is the highest earner amongst Pakistani athletes with salary and winnings amounting to $434, 430 in 2011.

Ranked number 14 in the ATP doubles rankings, Qureshi is the only Pakistani tennis player to have played in a Grand Slam final. He is also known for starting the "Stop War Start Tennis" campaign with his former doubles partner Rohan Bopanna.

Other athletes who feature on the list include boxers Floyd Mayweather from the USA and David Haye from England, cricketer Ravindra Jedeja and tennis player Sania Mirza from India among others.

Comments (16) Closed

Ali Khan (MI-USA) May 02, 2012 04:56pm
All Pakistanis should back him in his “Stop War Start Tennis” campaign and show the world that we Pakistanis also want Peace & tranquility in our country as well as in our region. I wish him best of luck in this noble cause.
shahid May 10, 2012 04:48pm
best of luck AISAM u r our hero v proud of u and AAMIR KHAN Boxing champ
faisal May 02, 2012 06:30pm
Oh dear. Thank you Dawn for making him a fair game for the kidnapper.
Nybeel May 04, 2012 01:37pm
salary and earnings ... if you read clearly
Shariq May 02, 2012 04:49pm
Good for Aisam, but I highly doubt (according to the report) if Ravindra Jedeja is the highest paid male athlete from India..
Bilal May 02, 2012 10:38pm
This guy is so persistant and fit considering the pressure game puts on one, it's worth a praise. Are you reading this "unfit" cricketers?
Waqas May 02, 2012 04:02pm
yes he has to concentrate on his game rather collecting the money or running after the money he is good player of tennis but he has to work more harder then he is currently doing. Best of Luck Aisam
Nybeel May 04, 2012 01:37pm
saalry and winnings .. sorry
Shariq May 02, 2012 02:48pm
We feel proud to have Aisam as our country mate.
maleeha May 02, 2012 05:29pm
gud luck aisam
Awais May 02, 2012 03:56pm
good for him and hope that he continues to grow and impress
jd shami May 02, 2012 09:58pm
I was just wondering why go to school to earn a degree?????
A.Bajwa May 02, 2012 01:22pm
Let us wish him good luck.
Ahsan May 02, 2012 02:59pm
its not a salary but earnings, you JAHIL Dawn reporters! Use a dictionary and try and understand the difference between a salary and earnings.
Habib Khan May 03, 2012 04:05pm
I wish Aisam to get more laurels in tennis and may his endeavour to promote peace in the region flourish. ameen. hk He is a very talented pakistani player and deserves the support of the govt. of Pakistan as well as the tennis association. .hk
Adeel May 03, 2012 03:12pm
This is just money from the sport you play. It does not include endorsements and commercial money. If you include all that Sachin or Dhoni are probably the highest paid in India.