Abid stuns Shehzad in tennis tourney

Karachi: Mohammad Abid stunned Pakistan No. 2 Shehzad Khan in the group match of 3rd Hassan Tariq Rahim Masters Cup Tennis Tournament at Lahore Gymkhana Club in Lahore on Thursday.

Abid recovered from a set down and defeated Shehzad Khan in a three-set marathon encounter. He recorded a 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-2 victory in two hours and 10 minutes.

In the other group men’s singles match, Aqeel Khan defeated his younger brother Yasir Khan by 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 score. Meanwhile, Heera Ashiq thrashed Mudassir Murtaza recording a 6-0, 6-3 victory.

Sara Mansoor made a comeback against her opponent Sarah Mehboob Khan after being one set and eventually recorded a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

In another match, Ushan Suhail defeated Rida Khalid immaculately by 6-0, 6-0 score. In the women’s semi-finals, Ushna Suhail will take on Sarah Mehboob Khan on Friday while Sara Mansoor will take on Rida Khalid on Saturday.

In the Boy’sUnder-18 group matches, Hamza Bin Asif defeated his younger brother Talha Bin Asif by 6-4, 6-4 score. Aman Attique Khan defeated Saqib Umer by 6-4, 6-4 score while Muzamil Murtaza thrashed Ilham Khan by 6-4, 6-0 score.

In the men’s doubles, Usman Rafiq and Heera Ashiq beat Imran Ali Asghar and Imran Bhatti by 6-2, 6-4 score.