Aisam, Inglot lift doubles trophy of New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship
ISLAMABAD: The Anglo-Pak duo of Dominic Inglot and Aisam ul Haq won the doubles trophy at New York Open Indoor ATP World Tennis Championship played at the most unique and only black court indoor arena in Long Island.
In an absolutely thrilling encounter they swatted aside the all American pair of Reilly Opelka and Steve Johnson 7-6(5), 7-6(6), according to information received here on Monday.
In the first set, the Anglo-Pak duo took an early lead by breaking Opelka’s very first service game but got broken in the 5th game.
Thereafter, neither team could break serve and the set was then decided in tie break at 7/5 in favour of Aisam and Inglot.
In the second set again Anglo Pak pair got a break up advantage, which was a snatched back by Americans.
Once again Aisam and Inglot broke the American’s serve but were again broken back when they were serving for the set. The seesaw battled continued in tiebreak but Aisam and Inglot finally closed out the match with a score of 8/6. This is Aisam’s 18th doubles title on ATP World Tour.
President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Salim Saifaullah Khan and the entire PTF management and the tennis fraternity congratulated Aisam and his partner on their great achievement.