Aisam ul Haq Qureshi is a Pakistani tennis star who is currently a top player in Pakistan. In 2010 he became the 1st Pakistani to reach the Grand Slam final and competed in both Men’s doubles and mixed doubles at the ‘U.S. open.’ He led the Davis Cup Campaign of Pakistan.
He is Pakistan’s most successful player and won most Davis-Cup tennis matches for his country. Below is the detailed information about him, including Aisam ul Haq Qureshi Biography.
|In Urdu:||اعصام الحق قریشی|
|Famous As:||Tennis Player|
|Education:||Punjab University Lahore|
|Profession:||Professional Tennis Player|
|Height:||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Turned pro :||1998|
|Plays :||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Date:||18th March 1980|
|Spouse:||Faha Makhdum (Divorced)|
|Parents:||Nosheen Ihtsham (Mother), Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmed (Grand Father)|
|Siblings :||Zain (Brother),Shiza Hassan(Sister)|
Aisam ul Haq Qureshi Biography
Aisam is a Pakistani tennis stalwart who made his country proud in tennis sports from 1998-2017. He was interested in this sport since his teenage and got trained by his maternal grandfather. He became the most successful and renowned doubles player of Pakistan with his wins at matches like South Asia 2010 Tennis-Open and Dubai Tennis-Championships 2014 and became professional at eighteen.
Being the son of the woman tennis champion, he won many tournaments and helped Pakistan. Though he is successful in his tennis career, his 1st marriage failed, and he tied the knot for 2nd time. He was awarded the ‘Arthur-Ashe Humanitarian of the Year’ Award for his match with Amir Hadad, an Israeli player at U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 2002.
Aisam Date of Birth
He was born on 18th March 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Education of Aisam
He attended ‘Crescent Model Higher Secondary School,’ and he was an expert at swimming, football, and cricket during his school life.
Aisam ul Haq Qureshi Family
His maternal grandfather Khawaja was a British-Indian champion, and his mother Nausheen Ihtasham was also a women tennis champion. Aisam tied the knot with Faha Makhdum, a British lady of Pakistani origin, but this marriage ended in divorce.
His wife called the busy tennis routine of her husband as the reason for this separation. He tied the knot for the 2nd time with Sanay Fayyaz.
When he was fourteen, he played tennis when his 1st coach and maternal-grandfather Khawaja Iftikhar took Qureshi to Lahore Model Town Tennis Club. Khawaja was an All-India champion in British India before partition in August 1947. International Tennis Federation (ITF) sponsored him when he was sixteen.
He won the ‘Pakistan International Junior Championships’ and won the ‘Casablanca Cup’ in Mexico and LTA International-Junior Championships by beating Taylor Dent, Andy Ram, and Olivier Rochus. He beat Andrew Stephen in World Super-Junior Championships. At Eighteen, he ranked, top-twenty player.
Coaches of Aisam
As a junior, LTA coached him, and American Robert has been coaching him since 1998. Robert has performed as a national coach for Panama, Peru, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Lotto sponsors his shoes and clothing. On 29th March 2008, he signed a contract with ‘Pepsi’ for the sponsorship of a tennis coach for one year and became the 1st Pakistani sportsman who became the brand ambassador of Pepsi as a tennis star rather than a cricketer.
He owned a successful tennis career in ‘Junior-Tennis,’ finishing Number-Seven in 1998, making Qureshi the highest ranked-player of Pakistan ever on the International Youth-Tennis area. In 1998 he turned pro.
He won his 1st Davis-Cup match on 25th September against a Thailand tennis player Danai Udomchoke. He won double games in pairing with Muhammad Khaliq. On 28th September, he played his 1st pro match and reached the doubles final of the Futures-Tournament in Japan.
He reached to 2-Futures Quarter Finals in Japan and Pakistan and ranked Number-779 at the end of the year in his singles career.
Indian Tennis player Leander Paes defeated him in the quarter-finals of his 1st Challenger tournament held in Calcutta. In October, he beat Danai Udomchoke and won his 1st Futures Singles-Tournament on Indonesia’s hardcourt. In Vietnam, he won a ‘Doubles-Futures title’ with a New Zealand player Mark Nielsen.
In January, he made Pakistan win against Hong-Kong and started to compete on the Challenger circuit and reached semifinals at Indian Oil-Servo Cup in Calcutta in Feb. He participated at Ted-Open at the turkey in July and reached the quarter-finals but got defeated by Oleg Ogorodov.
He played in his 1st ATP tournament in India at Chennai Open along with his partner Vadim Kutsenko. The pair defeated Pavel and Petr. However, Wayne Black and Byron Black defeated them. At Davis Cup, Pakistan got defeat by Chinese Taipei at Asia Group-2 Quarter Final.
He participated in Samarkand Challenger and reached to Quarter Finals in singles and with his partner Kirill doubles semifinal. He played at Bukhara Challenger with his partner Rogier and won the final.
At Davis Cup in Feb, Qureshi won both the matches and Pak defeated Malaysia. He qualified for 1st ‘Grand Slam’ at Wimbledon with Amir Hadad. In the 1st-round, they defeated Tom and Martin, and in the 2nd-round, the Pak-Israel pair knocked out Eleventh seeds Rick and Ellis.
In the U.S. Open, he again partnered with Hada and defeated Sebastian and Mariano in 1st round. In 2nd round, they faced Kevin Ullvett and Wayne Black.
He paired up with Bopanna in Manchester at Manchester Trophy and reached the semifinals. They reached the final and won Colorado-Classic in Denver. At French-Open, he paired up with Daniel but exited at 1st round at Brian and Rick’s hands.
In India and Saudia Arab, he won the singles-futures title. At Fergana Challenger, he partnered with Harsh Mankad to reach the final. In June, he played his 1st singles-ATP tournament in Nottingham and got defeat in 1st round by Jonas in straight sets.
He played in Wolfsburg at Volkswagen Challenger and paired up with Lovro Zovko, and reached the final. Pak defeated Thailand at Davis Cup, with Qureshi defeating Paradorn Srichaphan. He went to Surbiton to perform at 1st grass-court event of the season at the Surbiton Trophy.
He played at ‘Davis Cup’ but got defeated by Chinese Taipei and went to the U.K.; there, he won the double-futures title with Francois Bachelot. Though he won both matches, India beat Pakistan at Davis Cup. He reached the 1st Challenger-Final of the year at ‘Bukhara Challenger’ in Bukhara and reached Doubles-final with Rohan.
He participated at the ATP tournament in India at ‘Kingfisher Airlines Tennis-Open’ in Mumbai and partnered with Leander Paes; they defeated Konstantinos and Ramon Delgado.
He played several Futures-Tournaments in 2007 and won two-double titles in the U.K., one with Stephane Robert & 2nd with Purav Raja. He won two double-titles with Jamie. Later, he traveled to UAE and won a ‘Single Futures Title’ and 2-Doubles Titles with Rameez Junaid. In Kuwait, he won the single and the double title with Purav.
He defeated 1st seed, Mardy Fish, at the Newport Hall of Fame Championships. In the 2nd-round, he defeated Nathan Healey to reach the last eight of an ATP-tournament. However, he got defeated by Dick Norman in the quarter-final. He participated in the ‘GHI Bronx Tennis Classic-Challenger Series’ to participate in a doubles-competition.
He started the season in India at Chennai Open and played doubles along with Croat Marin. They beat 1st-round Indian opponents Karan and Mustafa. In the quarter-finals, they overcame 2nd seeds Michael and Jaroslav. In the semifinals, they were defeated by Sonchat and Sanchai from Thailand.
His double-ranking raised to the new high of Eighty-Two. He went to the U.S. to play at the ‘Delray-Beach Intl Tennis Championship.’ They beat Rajeev Ram and Amer Delic. In Quarter-Finals, they got defeated by 1st seeds and world top players Mike and Bob.
He participated in ‘U.S. Open.’ In Singles, Aisam faced world Number-One French Champion Carlos Moya in 1st round but got defeat. He went to Kolding to participate in ATP Challenger and reached the semifinals.
He got defeated by Matthias in Heilbronn Challenger’s 1st-round in Germany and also got defeat in doubles 1st round with James. Next week he went to Wroclaw Challenger and got defeat in the second round of qualifying. He reached qualifying rounds in Belgrade Challenger but got defeated by Julian Reister in the first-round.
He paired up with Prakash in Dubai-Championship but got defeated in the first round. Later, he went to Kyoto and defeated Chris Guccione in the first-round. Aisam paired up with Rohan in Korat Challenger and reached the semifinals; the pair defeated Okun and Levy to reach the final and beat Sonchat and Sanchai.
He won his first-round tennis match against M. Semjan in the challenger event in Busan. On 3rd November, he partnered with James and defeated Macro and Roger Federer at Basel Open Doubles.
He won his 1st ATP title at S.A. Tennis Open 2010 in Johannesburg with Rohan Bopanna, and they defeated Harel Levy and Karol Beck in the final. He and Rohan made their 2nd ATP-Final of the year at Grand Prix Hassan II 2010 in Morocco but got beaten by Horia and Robert.
He began 2011 by participating in Indian Open in the doubles and reached Quarter-Finals. Then he went to the ‘Sydney Open.’ He, along with his partner Rohan reached the semifinals and lost to Paul Hanley and Luka Dlouhy. He then went to ‘Australian Open’ and reached 3rd round with his partner, and then they lost to Nenad Zimonjic and Michael Llodra.
They reached the Quarter-Finals at ‘Roland Garros’ but got defeated by Bryan Brothers. They defeated Robin Haase and Milos Raonic and ranked top seeds at ‘Gerry Weber Open.’ He headed to the semifinals of US Open-Doubles with Bopanna. Later he won ‘Thailand Open-Doubles with Oliver.
The pair defeated Alexander Waske and Michael Kohlmann in the final. Along with other tennis stars Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, he got nominated for ‘Stephen Edberg Sportsmanship-Award.’
He played with Jean Julien in 2012. In 2012 this pair won the Portugal Open Tennis-Tournament Doubles title. After winning the Portugal Open, Rojer and Aisam went to the Madrid unseeded.
He defended his ‘Gerry Weber Open Doubles Title of men with his partner Jean and defeated Conrad and Scott Lipsky. On 4th November, Indian partners Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi defeated Aisam and Rojer at Paris Masters.
He won Doubles-Titles with his partner Jean Julien Rojer at ‘Sony Open’ in Miami and ‘Stockholm Open’ in Stockholm. In the U.S. Open, he reached the Doubles Quarterfinals of Men, and in singles, he won 2-total matches during the Pakistan Davis-Cup team. He defeated New Zealand’s Daniel King and Sri Lanka’s Dineshkanthan Thangarajah.
He beat Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor and won the ‘Doubles title’ in 2014 with Rohan Bopanna at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships.
In July, he won the ‘ATP 250-event’ in Newport, alongside Jonny Marray, a British player.
He played men’s doubles with Robert Lindstedt. He also played mixed-doubles with Xu Yifan of China but lost to Bruno Soares of Brazil and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in their 1st round.
On 30th April, he won the; ATP 500-event’ in Barcelona, alongside a Romanian tennis player Florin Margea. Later, on 30th June, he won the ‘ATP 250-event in Antalya, alongside Swedish tennis player Robert Lindstedt.
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