Karachi: Unseeded Ali Imran pulled a sensational upset on the opening day of Independence Day Squash Tournament as he elbowed out second seed Mahad Javed here Wednesday at PSF Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, National Sports Coaching Center.
Ali took a 2-0 lead will the first two sets but Mahad managed to pull one to make it 1-2. However, Ali sealed the unexpected triumph winning the fourth set as well to record 11/2, 11/6, 7/11, 11/5 victory.
Meanwhile, Faizan Khan thrashed Fawad Khan in straight sets recording a formidable 12/10, 11/5, 11/4 triumph.
Fahad Aziz eased into the event’s second round after he got a walkover against Ahsan Siddiqui.
Men’s event first round:
Faizan Khan bt Fawad Khan 12/10, 11/5, 11/4
Jahangir Khan bt Sikandar Khan 11/8, 7/11, 13/11 (retired hurt)
Mohammad Naeem bt Yasir Khan 11/2, 11/6, 11/2
Noman Khan bt Asad Hashmi 11/3, 11/8, 11/4
Khurram Shazad beat Najibullah 11/5, 11/4, 11/4
Fahad Aziz w/o Ahsan Siddiqui
Adnan Lateef bt Suleman Khan 11/3, 11/6, 11/5
Ali Imran bt Mahad Javed 11/2, 11/6, 7/11, 11/5