Yasir, Aqeel, two others reach CAS Khyber Open Tennis q-finals


PESHAWAR, April 24 (APP): Pakistan No. 1 Aqeel Khan, Yasir Khan, Mudassir Murtaza, Muzammil Murtaza, Usman Rafique, Muhammad Abid, Heera Ashaq and Shehzad Khan took berth into the quarter-finals of the 35th Chief of the Air Staff Tennis Championship being played here at Officer Mess on Sunday.

Pakistan No. 1 Adeel Khan who is also defending the title for the 12th consecutive years, defeated promising Barkat Ullah by 6-2 and 6-2 in a thrilling match. Barkat Ullah have some key shorts against his strong rival and Davis Cupper Aqeel Khan but overall Aqeel Khan dominated the proceedings.

In the second pre-quarter-final Muhammad Murtaza defeated Abbas Khan by 6-1 and 6-4 to reach the quarter-final. Muhammad Murtaza dominated the match and did not give much time to Abbas Khan to settle down.