Second seed Muzammil Murtaza upset top seed and Pakistan number 1 Aqeel Khan in the men’s singles final of the 5th Begum Kulsum Saifullah Khan National Ranking Tennis Tournament which concluded here at PTF Complex on Sunday.
Muzammil beat Aqeel in an exciting and closely fought match, 6-4, 7-5. The match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes, and was officiated by Hasnain Mehmood.
Tarik Hamdy CEO Eighteen was the chief guest on the occasion while diplomats including Dr. Christian Turner (British High Commissioner) and his wife, Istvan Szabo and Wife (Ambassador of Hungry) and diplomatic staff of the Swedish Embassy were also present.
The Saifullah family was represented by former Federal Ministers and parliamentarians Humayun Saifullah Khan and Anwer Saifullah Khan, senator Osman Saifullah Khan and his wife, as well as Asad Saifullah Khan.
In Men’s Doubles (Final), Aqeel Khan, Muzammil Murtaza beat Abid, Waqas Malik: 4-6,6-4,(10-8).
In the women’s doubles final, Mahin Aftab and Ushna Suhail defeated Sara Mansoor and Sarah Mahboob Khan 6-1,6-4.
In Boys 18& under (Final), M. Shoaib beat Subhan bin Salik 5-7,6-3,6-1. In Boy’s U-14 Singles (Final), Bilal Asim beat Haider Ali Rizwan 6-2,6-3. In Boy’s U-14 Doubles (Final), Huzaifa Khan , Hamid Israr beat Ahmed Nael, Bilal Asim: 4-1,4-0.—APP