NEWPORT: Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his US partner Rajeev Ram have won the doubles title of ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championship in Newport.
They defeated the Austrian duo of Matt Reid and John Smith by 6-4, 4-6, and 10-7 in a thrilling final that last 75 minutes.
The win came one day after rallying past third seeds Sam Groth and Leander Paes 11-9 in a Match Tie-break, saving eight match points.
With this win, Aisam has bagged his fifth ATP title of the year apart from four ATP World Tour ones, all with different partners. This is his first title with Rajeev Ram.
Earlier last month, Aisam with his partner Marcus Daniel of Newzealand has won the Men’s Doubles Aegon ATP Challenger Tennis Trophy in Surbiton, UK.