Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (Sports Man)

2018-02-20 16:20:27Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi
Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi Born in Lahore Punjab Pakistan.Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is Pakistan's top professional tennis player and is ranked in top 50 doubles players. He is the only Pakistani tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam, which he has done in 2010 competing in both mixed doubles and men's doubles at the US Open.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

  • In Urdu:

    اعصام الحق قریشی‬‎

  • Famous As:

    Tennis Player

  • Nickname:

    Somi

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    Lahore Pakistan

  • Education:

    Punjab University Lahore

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Professional Tennis Player

  • Height:

    1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

  • Turned pro :

    1998

  • Plays :

    Right-handed (one-handed backhand)

  • Prize money :

    US$2,893,593

  • Website:

    http://www.aisam-qureshi.com/theofficialwebsite/index.aspx

  • Born
  • Date:

    18 March 1980

  • Place:

    Lahore Pakistan

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Faha Makhdum December 2011- July 2012 (Divorced)

  • Children:

    N/A

  • Parents:

    Nosheen Ihtsham (Mother), Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmed (Grand Father)

  • Siblings :

    Zain (Brother),Shiza Hassan(Sister)

Biography

Aisam ul Haq's Parents with Amaan Tareen
Aisam ul Haq's Parents with Amaan Tareen
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a famous and successful tennis player of Pakistan and also in the history of tennis. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is one of the top tennis players at this time and he is famous on international level.Tennis player who has been ranked as the top male Pakistani player in the world. He became Pakistan's most successful doubles player ever with wins at events like the 2010 SA Tennis Open and 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships.He grew up in Lahore and turned professional at age eighteen.He received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award for playing with Israeli player Amir Hadad at Wimbledon and the U.S Open in 2002.He defeated a doubles tandem which included Canada's Milos Raonic to win the Gerry Weber Open title in 2011.[1]  Biography

Family

The maternal grandfather of Aisam was a national tennis champion .They are two brother Zain and one sister Shiza Hassan.Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi got married with Faha Makhdum in 2011 but unfortunately they got divorced after few months. Faha Makhdum was basically a British lady but she belonged to Pakistan.[2]  Family Aisam is not the only Tennis player in his family. His mother Mrs Nausheen Ehtesham was also a tennis player winning Pakistan's several ladies single titles in 1982. She has also represented Pakistan in the Fed Cup, which is women’s version of the Davis Cup. Her father Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmad was also a tennis player who represented both Pakistan as well as India in Davis Cup. In response to the question asked in an interview about his entry into the Tennis, Aisam said, "Tennis is in my blood". It would not be wrong to say that Aisam inherited Tennis from his ancestors.

Career

Conquering the Tennis Court
Conquering the Tennis Court
Like other Pakistani boys, Aisam used to play cricket and soccer in his school. Along with that he started playing tennis as a hobby. It all started when he was 14 years old when his mother took him to the tennis club and they used to play with each other"I never thought I would be a professional tennis player when I started", says Aisam.

Turning Point

When he turned to 16, he got into the ITF team which sponsored him for two years. This was the turning point of his life. Later on, he had a successful junior career he managed to get to No.7 (in juniors).

Pakistan's Highest Ranked Tennis Player

In 1998, Aisam ul haq became world number 11 player in junior tennis. This achievement made him Pakistan's highest-ranked tennis player. By the time he had defeated several world junior champions including Andy Roddick (American), Taylor Dent (American), Artem Derepaasco, Simon Dickson (British), Oliver Rochus and Nathan Healy (Australian). After that, he mostly played Pakistan Davis Cup team and ATP tournaments and began appearing ITF tournaments all over the world. After winning plenty of titles, Aisam jumped to top 200 players of the world in men's single and was counted in top 100 in doubles.

US Open

In 2002, Aisam played with Israel's Amir Hadad in Wimbledon as well as in US Open. They got eliminated in the 3rd and 2nd round of wimbledon and US open respectively.

Third Tennis Player of Pakistan

In 2007, Aisam became the third tennis player of Pakistan to qualify for the Wimbledon. Khwaja Saeed Hai was the first man to represent Pakistan at Wimbledon singles in 1954, 1955 and 1956. Then it was Haroon Rahim who played at Wimbledon in 1976.[3] Career

Pakistani No. 1

As Pakistani no. 1, Aisam has traditionally led Pakistan's Davis Cup campaigns. After shocking New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group-I second round play-off in 2004 to survive relegation, he took them to the World Group Play-Offs for the first time in 2005, before they were beaten by Chile. He has won the most Davis Cup matches for Pakistan, being the most successful singles and doubles player from his country ever. He is also half of the most successful doubles pairing for Pakistan (with Aqeel Khan) in the country's sporting history.

Champions for Peace Club

Aisam is now a member of the "Champions for Peace" club, a group of 54 athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization. Aisam and his partner Rohan Bopanna created a campaign, Stop War Start Tennis, with their goal to play a match on the border joining India and Pakistan.Recently Aisam won the Dubai Title at Dubai ATP Tournament.

Win/Loss

Here are the Following match won and loss:[4] Win/Loss
MATCH RECORDYTD W/LYTD FEDEX INDEXCAREER W/LCAREER FEDEX INDEXTITLES
Overall
1-0
1.000
33-26
0.5590
Grand Slams
0-0
0.000
1-2
0.3330
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
0-0
0.000
0-0
0.0000

Pressure Points

Tiebreaks
1-0
1.000
23-19
0.548-
Versus Top 10
0-0
0.000
0-0
0.000-
Finals
0-0
0.000
0-0
0.000-
Deciding Set (3rd or 5th Set)
1-0
1.000
5-9
0.357-
5th Set Record
0-0
0.000
2-7
0.222-

Environment

Clay
0-0
0.000
6-5
0.5450
Grass
1-0
1.000
18-9
0.6670
Hard
0-0
0.000
9-12
0.4290
Carpet**
0-0
0.000
0-0
0.0000
Indoor
0-0
0.000
5-4
0.5560
Outdoor
1-0
1.000
28-22
0.5600

Other

After Winning 1st Set
1-0
1.000
33-5
0.868-
After Losing 1st Set
0-0
0.000
0-21
0.000-
vs. Right Handers*
1-0
1.000
21-22
0.488-
vs. Left Handers*
0-0
0.000
1-2
0.333-

Titles and Finals

YEARTITLESTOURNAMENTS
20175Chengdu ( w/ Jonathan ErlichOutdoor/Hard)[5]  Titles and Finals Newport ( w/ Rajeev RamOutdoor/Grass) Antalya ( w/ Robert LindstedtOutdoor/Grass) Barcelona ( w/ Florin MergeaOutdoor/Clay) Auckland ( w/ Marcin MatkowskiOutdoor/Hard)
20151Newport ( w/ Jonathan MarrayOutdoor/Grass)
20141Dubai ( w/ Rohan BopannaOutdoor/Hard)
20132Stockholm ( w/ Jean-Julien RojerIndoor/Hard) ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami ( w/ Jean-Julien RojerOutdoor/Hard)
20122Halle ( w/ Jean-Julien RojerOutdoor/Grass) Estoril ( w/ Jean-Julien RojerOutdoor/Clay)
20114ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris ( w/ Rohan BopannaIndoor/Hard) Stockholm ( w/ Rohan BopannaIndoor/Hard) Bangkok ( w/ Oliver MarachIndoor/Hard) Halle ( w/ Rohan BopannaOutdoor/Grass)
20101Johannesburg ( w/ Rohan BopannaOutdoor/Hard)

Players Stats

Single Service Record

 Aces 167
 Double Faults 62
 1st Serve 62%
 1st Serve Points Won 76%
 2nd Serve Points Won 48%
 Break Points Faced 88
 Break Points Saved 66%
 Service Games Played 196
 Service Games Won 85%
 Total Service Points Won 65%

Single Return Record

 1st Serve Return Points Won 19%
 2nd Serve Return Points Won 43%
 Break Points Opportunities 56
 Break Points Converted 25%
 Return Games Played 191
 Return Games Won 7%
 Return Points Won 29%
 Total Points Won[6]  Players Stats  48%

Awards

Recipient of many awards including:[7]  Awards 
  1. President’s Award for Performance by the Government of Pakistan on 14 August 2004
  2. The Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year Award for 2002 and 2010
  3. Triple gold medalist at first Islamic Solidarity Games in Saudi Arabia in 2005
  4. Salam Pakistan Youth Award by President of Pakistan on 14 August 2007
  5. Runner-up for the 2003 Anne Frank Award For Moral Courage by the Anne Frank Trust, UK
  6. Selected as a "Champion of Peace" by Peace and Sport World Forum, Monaco, in 2010
  7. Voted “Most Stylish Sportsman” in Pakistan in 2011


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