Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

Pakistani tennis player
Date of Birth: 17.03.1980
Country: Pakistan

  1. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi - Pakistani Tennis Player
  2. Early Career and Grand Slam Debut
  3. ATP Tournament Success
  4. US Open Finals

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi - Pakistani Tennis Player

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a Pakistani tennis player specializing in doubles. He started playing tennis at the age of 12 and turned professional in 1998. Qureshi gained recognition in the tennis world in 2002 when he received the ATP "Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year" award along with Israeli player Amir Hadad. Although they did not have any notable sports achievements together, their performances had a political significance. In Pakistan, Qureshi faced threats from extremist Muslim organizations due to his partnership with an Israeli player.

Early Career and Grand Slam Debut

Qureshi reached his first ATP doubles final in 2007 in Mumbai, partnering with Rohan Bopanna. In the same year, he made his debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon in the singles category. He reached the second round but lost to Russian player Marat Safin with a score of 4-6, 2-6, 6-7(4).

ATP Tournament Success

In 2008, Qureshi and Bopanna reached the final of the Newport tournament. They tasted victory in February 2010 when they won the Johannesburg tournament, marking Qureshi's first ATP title. In April of the same year, they reached the final in Casablanca, followed by another final in Nice in May. At Wimbledon, Qureshi and Bopanna made it to the quarterfinals.

US Open Finals

Qureshi's most significant achievement in his career came at the US Open. He reached the finals in both the men's doubles and mixed doubles categories. In the men's doubles, partnering with Rohan Bopanna, they reached the final but lost to the American duo, Bob and Mike Bryan, with a score of 6-7(5), 6-7(4). In the mixed doubles, playing alongside Czech tennis player Kveta Peschke, they also reached the final but were defeated by Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber with a score of 4-6, 4-6.