Three cheers for Pakistan’s Davis Cup team

Who would’ve thought that Pakistan’s Davis Cup team would come *this* close to knocking out India in their Oceania Group encounter. On the first day, both teams shared the spoils as Aisam won and Aqeel lost their matches in the singles. The second day saw a professional performance by the experienced and grand slam winning doubles pair of Peas and Bhupati. In the reverse singles on the third and final day, Aisam won his match to tie the rubber at 2-2. It was all upto Aqeel Khan, Pakistan’s number 1, to do the near impossible. He dropped the first two sets to Leander Peas but came back strongly, beating him 6-3 and 6-0 in the third and fourth sets, respectively. The final set saw the experience of the 33 year old Peas outclass Aqeel Khan and he won 6-1 to take India through to the next stage.
But what the Pakistan team achieved in Mumbai was very unexpected and they deserve a big round of applause for coming this close to beating a very mature and experienced Indian tennis team.
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3 Comments so far

  1. alias (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 1:30 pm

    I admire the gameplay of both these young players as I have watched them play at local clubs. What disappoints me though is that they are the only good ones the country has had to offer for years now.

  2. khanana (unregistered) on April 10th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    yehhh they are going good..

  3. Asad Masood (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    Nishtar Park bombing..
    The bombing seems an attempt to create sectarian disharmony in Pakistan but it should be clear to all who these terrorist elements are. They are the same people who blew up the London Underground, Madrid bombings in 2004, systematic killing of Shias in Iraq including blowing up the Al-Askari Shrince in Samara in Feb 2006, the bombings in Imam Ali Raza Mosque in Karachi in 2004.. and the list goes on and on.. and yet there are no bombings in the ‘Wahabi’ gatherings/prayers!! what does this mean? it just points that its the Al-Qaeda/Taliban/ axis at work here.
    ..and don’t forget, the Sunni Tehreek leadership has been targeted in the past by these same terrorists..

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