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Sports: Tennis: Samir Iftikhar wins USTA El Paso Tennis Tournament in US

August 20, 2019

Karachi:Pakistan’s former Davis Cup player Samir Iftikhar bagged the men’s singles title of USTA $20,000 El Paso Tennis Tournament, which was held at Elpaso Tennis Club, Texas from August 13 to 18.

In the final, Samir who was the top seed for the tournament beat second seed Theodore McDonald of USA by 6-3, 4-1 (Retd.). McDonald got hurt during the second set and had to retire, while Samir was already 4-1 up.

Earlier in the semifinal, Samir outclassed fourth seed Alejandro Hayen of USA 6-0, 6-1. Samir was in fine touch during the tournament dropping only 11 games in total, throughout the event.

President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Salim Saifullah Khan congratulated Samir on his victory and good performance during the tournament.

Samir has also requested the Prime Minister and Government of Pakistan for financial support to enable him to participate in ATP Circuit events in order to further improve his tennis abilities and ATP ranking.

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