Lahore—Most of the top seeds registered victories as one upset was witnessed in the main round of the 4th FMC International Men’s Squash Championship 2016 which started here at the Punjab Squash Complex on Wednesday.
FMC Managing Director Shahid Farooq inaugurated the 4th FMC International Men’s Squash Championship 2016. Punjab Squash Association (PSA) president Malik Amjad Noon, senior vice president Rana Tariq, secretary Shiraz Saleem, tournament referee M Asim Amin, Abdul Rasheed, Asif Khan and others were also present on the occasion. Farooq Shahid told FMC always support Squash to back in glory of Squash. In future FMC also support Squash. These healthy activities were our social responsibility.
Faraz Muhammad upset Khawaja Adil Maqbool 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 5-11, 13-11 after a thrilling encounter. Faraz started the match well against Adil and won the first game 11-8 but Adil bounced back in style and won the second game 11-3. Faraz utilized his skills well to win the third game 11-8 but Adil once again made a strong comeback to win the fourth game 11-5.
In the fifth and decisive game, both the players fought for each and every point and were tied at 11-11. At this crucial stage, Faraz played powerful game and won the next two points to stun Adil in 45-minute long marathon match.
In the first match of the main round, top seed Farhan Zaman played well against Abbas Maniar of USA and outpaced him by 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3.