PESHAWAR (APP): Top seeded Zahir Shah, Danish Atlas, Waqas Mehboob and Farhan Mehboob entered into semi-finals of the ongoing All Pakistan Senior Squash Championship being played here at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex on Thursday.
Rank 6 and top seeded Zahir Shah recorded a one-sided victory against Abbas Zeb of WAPDA in straight sets.The score was 11-8, 11-9 and 11-9. Zahir Shah won the first set which was once tied at 8-8, similarly it was the second set in which Abbas Zeb did little resistance.As a result, the set was tied twice at 5-5 and 9-9 while in the third set Zahir Shah did not look behind and marched into victory by winning 11-9.
In the second quarter-final, unseeded Danish Atlas recorded victory against Saddam ul Haq of Pakistan Army in straight sets, the score was 11-4, 11-5 and11-9. Danish, a former Asian Champion, took no time in toppling Saddam of Pakistan Army by 3-0.
In the third quarter-final, Waqas Mehboob (PAF) defeated Raees Khan of Pakistan Army by 3-0 in another one-sided match, the score was 11-2, 11-7 and 11-2. Waqas Mehboob, who entered into the Championship as third seeded, was a 11 ranking player and easily beat Raees Khan.
In the fourth quarter-final former, World No 14 Farhan Mehboob of Pakistan Wapda beat Abbas Shoukat of Pakistan Army by 3-1, the score was 9-11, 11-9, 11-2, and 11-4.
Now, top seeded Zahir Shah will face Danish Atlas in the first semi-final while Waqas Mehboob of PAF will face his elder brother Farhan Mehboob of Wapda in the second semi-final.