LAHORE – Shehryar Malik Memorial Nationwide Grass Courtroom Tennis Championship 2021 was formally inaugurated right here on the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Monday.
Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) President Salim Saifullah Khan graced the opening ceremony as chief visitor and inaugurated the distinguished match throughout a colourful opening ceremony held right here. The PTF president was launched with all of the collaborating gamers, whereas he additionally witnessed a males’s singles match and applauded each the gamers for showcasing their expertise throughout the match.
Talking on the event, Salim Saifullah stated: “There is a no dearth of talent in sports especially in tennis in Pakistan. We are doing our job with great responsibility as we are conducting a good number of international tennis events for our junior players, who are the real asset of Pakistan tennis and also sending them abroad to feature in ATF and ITF junior events. Now it’s up to players to work very hard and produce better results so that they may emerge as top stars at national and international level and win good name for them and country globally.”
Whole seven matches have been performed within the males’s singles class on the primary day of the championship. All the highest gamers superior to the second spherical with snug wins and a excessive commonplace of tennis was witnessed throughout a few of the matches. PTF President Salim Saifullah met with all of the gamers and appreciated the laborious work of the gamers. PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgh-e-Imtiaz) together with high nationwide gamers and their households have been additionally current on the event.
Within the males’s singles first spherical, Ijaz Ahmad beat Semi Zeb 6-2, 7-5, Heera Ashiq beat Ahmad Babar 6-4, 6-4, Mahatir Muhammad beat Ahmad Kamil 6-1, 7-5, Asad Ullah beat Israr Gul 7-6(4), 7-5, Talha bin Asif beat Hamid Israr 6-2, 6-1, Ibrahim Omer beat Ayyaz Khan 6-0, 6-Three and Hashessh Kumar beat Zaryab Khan 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.