Aisam, Gonzalez win Houston men’s doubles title

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Aisam, Gonzalez win Houston men's doubles title

Pakistan’s ace tennis star, Aisam Ul Haq Qureshi won the ATP Houston men’s doubles title along with his Mexican partner Santiago Gonzalez by defeating the British pair of Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski.

Qureshi was ecstatic after winning the title with his Mexican partner, with a scoreline of 3-6 6-4 10-6, and thanked him for believing in him.

“Thanks to Santiago. He’s been sticking up with me and believing in me,” Qureshi said. “I’m super-happy that we managed to win it. At the end of today, he stepped his game up and really showed why he’s been Top 20, why he made the final of the French Open also on clay. This is his favourite surface and he definitely made the difference in the end today.”

It was the 17th ATP victory for the Pakistani tennis star, while Gonzalez had 13th ATP success of his career, who is hoping to keep the winning momentum throughout the season.

“We’re going to have ups and downs, but at the end, there are going to be more ups I think because we feel great on court and outside the court so the partnership is doing great,” Gonzalez said. “Hopefully this title will give us confidence for the rest of the clay-court season.”

The pair of 39-year old Qureshi and 36-year old Gonzalez earned 250 ATP Doubles Ranking points and a share monetary reward of $33,000.

 

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