PSA: Zaman cousins win in Pakistan

June 20, 2013 - 6:42pm
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAZaman Cousins Win In Wah Cantt

20 June 2013

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 POF Pakistan Circuit No2, Wah Cantt, Pakistan

1st round:
[1] Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [Q] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 6-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 (59m)
Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [WC] Bilal Zakir (PAK) 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 (27m)
Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) bt [Q] Owais Khan (PAK) 11-1, 11-7, 11-6 (18m)
Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [3] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 10-12, 11-5, 2-11, 12-10, 13-11 (74m)
[4] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Amaad Fareed (PAK) 12-10, 11-6, 11-9 (30m)
Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK) bt [Q] Muhammad Shoaib Hassan (PAK) 11-2, 12-10, 13-11 (39m)
[Q] Mansoor Zaman (PAK) bt Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) 11-2, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6 (28m)
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [2] Yasir Ali Butt (PAK) 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5 (63m)

Pakistan cousins Mansoor Zaman and Farhan Zaman upset the form book in today’s opening round of the POF Pakistan Circuit No2 to secure unexpected places in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at the Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Wah Cantt, Pakistan.

Fresh from playing his part in Pakistan finishing in a confidence-boosting 10th place in last week’s Men’s World Team Championship in France, Farhan claimed the biggest scalp by removing second seed Yasir Ali Butt 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5 in 63 minutes.

Qualifier Mansoor, a former world No11 now ranked a lowly 266, took just 28 minutes to defeat fellow countryman Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari 11-2, 9-11, 11-3, 11-6.

Top seed Nasir Iqbal, who led the Pakistan team in Mulhouse, was stretched to the limit before beating qualifier Waqas Mehboob 6-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6 in 59 minutes.

The 19-year-old from Bannu will now face Waqas’ brother Farhan Mehboob, who beat wild card Bilal Zakir 11-7, 11-9, 12-10.

Another upset will ensure that the title remains in Pakistan hands: Tayyab Aslam, a 16-year-old from Lahore, outlastedAqeel Rehman - the No3 seed from Austria – over 74 minutes, winning 10-12, 11-5, 2-11, 12-10, 13-11 to halt the progress of the draw’s only non-Pakistani.

Aslam now takes on Khawaja Adil Maqbool for a place in the last four.

Quarter-final line-up:
[1] Nasir Iqbal (PAK) v Farhan Mehboob (PAK)
Tayyab Aslam (PAK) v Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK)
[4] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) v Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK)
Farhan Zaman (PAK) v [Q] Mansoor Zaman (PAK)

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