Aisam excited about renewed partnership with Bopanna

PTI Karachi | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on October 21, 2013

Rohan Bopanna (left) and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Right) in action at an event. File Photo: R. Ragu   -  The Hindu

Excited about teaming up with his friend Rohan Bopanna once again, Pakistani tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi said he took the decision to renew his partnership with the Indian after weighing all its pros and cons.

Aisam, after winning the men’s double title with his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer yesterday in Stockholm, told PTI that he has weighed his options.

“The decision has been taken after considering all pros and cons after Rohan had shown interest in resuming our partnership on the ATP circuit,” Aisam said.

He said it would be interesting to resume his doubles partnership with the Indian player as both of them had matured as players since ending their pairing two years back.

“Both of us carry a lot of experience now on the international circuit even though we have played separately for a while now,” he said.

Aisam and Rojer won their second title of the season in Stockholm on the ATP circuit and this has increased their chances of qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where the top eight doubles pairs of the year will compete.

The Pakistani tennis player, who has undergone a divorce recently, said he was keen to end the year on a winning note.

“The win in the Stockholm Open has come at just the right time and I had set a target of winning three tournaments this year, I have achieved two of them.”

He said he and Rojer were also well prepared for the Basil Open in Paris in the coming weeks. Aisam said he and Rojers would be ending their doubles team at the end of the year and admitted that he was looking forward to reviving his partnership with Bopanna.

“We had planned many tennis events together to help peace in Pakistan and India,” he said.

Published on October 21, 2013
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