LAHORE                   –                  Worldwide tennis participant Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has mentioned that he’s nonetheless desperate to additional serve Pakistan tennis and need to earn extra laurels for the nation.

In an interview with The Nation on Wednesday, Aisam, who together with Aqeel, performed key position in Pakistan staff’s Davis Cup victory towards Slovenia, mentioned: “To begin with, we had been very joyful to listen to concerning the arrival of Slovenia tennis staff in Pakistan and likewise ready very nicely for the tie and we had been, as normal, underdogs towards the European tennis powerhouse, which had the providers of top-ranked worldwide gamers.

“Though we began the tie on a low be aware however the best way I after which Aqeel Khan made robust comebacks within the singles first after which in doubles, it was actually outstanding and doubled our pleasure as we succeeded in upsetting Slovenia by 3-0. These had been actually momentous moments for us, when your complete world was shocked with our gorgeous win over Slovenia. As I already talked about many instances that we all the time play greater than {our capability} and for the honour of our homeland, which gave us title and fame throughout the globe. The spirit of patriotism additionally compels us to provide out the most effective for our nation and win increasingly laurels for it,” he added.

Aisam, who additionally has received laurels in France and USA this 12 months apart from successful the Davis Cup towards Slovenia, thanked his household, associates, Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) and media for the nice assist and hoped that with such assist, he would proceed to earn extra glories for the nation in upcoming occasions.

“The credit of our victory goes to the PTF as with the sincere efforts of its president Salim Saifullah Khan and his team, Pakistan succeeded in hosting Davis Cup ties one after another at home soil, which provided us home advantage and played key role in our triumphs. I hope the PTF chief would continue to serve Pakistan tennis in the same way, and not only facilitate the players in a better way but also try to convince the government to recognize our achievements for the country in a befitting manner.”

Lauding the providers of longest serving nationwide No 1 tennis participant, Aqeel Khan, for the nation, Aisam mentioned that the federal government should acknowledge his providers and will reward him with a good-looking money award. “Aqeel not only keeps the record of playing maximum number of Davis Cups for the country but pairing with me, he also played crucial role many times in winning the Davis Cup ties for Pakistan. He deserves to be recognized by the government at higher level, so that he may continue to serve the homeland in any given role.”

The tennis ace mentioned that the present PTF is taking drastic steps for the promotion and growth of the sport and institution of international-standard grass courts at Pakistan Sports activities Complicated is a good step in direction of this mission. “Thanks to the PTF and staff, which prepared the grass courts well for the Davis Cup tie and especially during the time, when heavy rains disturbed the schedule, but the PTF staff kept the courts well-maintained and due to their hard work, the tie was conducted in a successful manner.”

Replying to a question about his future plans, Aisam mentioned: “As a Pakistan No 1, I will continue to serve the country and will continue to represent it at international tournaments until I am fit and have will power to win more and more laurels for it. Aqeel and I are still fit and keen to serve the country more. While on the other hands, there is still a gap, as youngsters aren’t working so hard to replace us. They need to be passionate and hungry to excel at higher level and replace us in a decent way. Youngster Muzammil Murtaza has been improving his game and giving tough time to Aqeel, but still he is no match to Aqeel, and needs to put in extraordinary efforts to excel.”

To a different question concerning tying the knot with Sana, the tennis star mentioned: “Yes, it is new me and I am feeling really good for starting life with my new partner and hopefully, we will support each other through thick and thin. As far as international assignments are concerned, the tours are postponed due to coronovirus and it is my pray to Allah Almighty to save the mankind from this dangerous disease. I am working hard in the gym located at my home to keep me fit for the upcoming assignments.”