Nigerian Amodu stuns favourite Ali in tennis tourney


Karachi: Nigerian player Amodu Abiola pulled a major upset in 35-plus singles event of 24th Senior World Ranking Championship beating top seed Ali Bhagat in straight sets and made it to the semifinals here Monday at Karachi Club.

Amodu Abiola found little resistance from his purportedly better opponent Ali Bhagat in quarterfinals and recorded a convincing 6-3, 6-3 victory.

Meanwhile, Asad Bhagat overpowered Tariq Allahwala registering a 6-2, 6-0 victory in another quarterfinal clash of the event.

In 45-plus singles quarterfinals played on Monday, Imran Ahmed overpowered Abdul Saeed by 6-3, 6-1score while Mohammad Iltifat got a walkover against Ramana Gurdarshan.

Results:

35-plus singles quarterfinals:

Amodu Abiola bt Ali Bhagat 6-3, 6-3

Asad Bhagat bt Tariq Allahwala 6-2, 6-0

45-plus singles quarterfinals:

Imran Ahmed bt Abdul Saeed 6-3, 6-1

Mohammad Iltifat w/o Ramana Gurdarshan