Indo-Paki Express: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam- ul- Haq Qureshi Tennis Duo

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam- ul- Haq Qureshi to play U.S. Twins Bob and Mike Bryan in U.S. Open  Mens doubles finals today. 

Here are the details:

Friday september 10 -12:30 pm-6 pm

Men’s Doubles Final/Women’s Semifinals on CBS

 

ROHAN

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SAMJHAUTA EXPRESS INDO- PAK DUO ON VERGE OF US OPEN TENNIS HISTORY

Sep, 10, 2010 03:00 AM – Mail Today (India)

WHILE the world media hails them as the ‘ peace pair’ between India and Pakistan, Rohan Bopanna and Aisam- ul- Haq Qureshi showed there was no dearth of substance in their games either, setting up a men’s doubles final against topseeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan at the US Open in New York on Wednesday night.  As ambassadors from both countries to the United Nations — India’s Harpreet Suri and Pakistan’s Abdullah H Haroon — sat side- by- side in the stands to cheer them on, Bopanna and Qureshi beat Argentina’s Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos 7- 6( 5), 6- 4.

The self- named ‘ Indo- Pak Express’ have stated their desire to inspire peace between their homelands in the past, and Qureshi said the pair’s first Grand Slam final was a big step in the process.  Read more here and here.

Can’t wait to see this tennis final.  the Indo-Paki Express, THEY’RE HOT!

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3 Responses to Indo-Paki Express: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam- ul- Haq Qureshi Tennis Duo

  1. Ametia says:

    Bob and Mike Bryan US Open Champions

    Bob and Mike brothers won the US Open doubles title after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi7-6 7-6.

    Bopanna and Qureshi showed no sign of nerves with a solid serving display in the first set. They dropped only seven points behind their delivery as they made it to the tie-break hwre they twice lead by a mini-break and the tension told for Bopanna at 5-5 as he volleyed wide to give the Bryans a set point chance, which was converted thanks to a big serve from Mike Bryan.

    In the second set all games went on serve and went into another tie-break. Bob Bryan gave the Americans a 5-3 lead while Mike Bryan sealed victory with an ace.

    “It was a close match and it just proved why these guys are No. 1 in the world,” praised Qureshi. “We had an unbelievable run here and the Indo-Pak Express was running pretty well till we met the Bryans.”

    “It’s been a great run for us,” added Bopanna. “I’m really thankful that Aisam has played with me. It’s been a fantastic week. I’d like to congratulate the Bryans for being the best team out there.”

    Bopanna and Qureshi have been playing together since 2003, though the story of their attempt to promote peace through sports has gathered pace in the past few months.

    Bob Bryan said he could tell the atmosphere was going to be decidedly different during warm-ups. “I could see a bunch of Indian and Pakistani fans and I said, ‘We’re not going to have the whole crowd on our side,’” he said.

    “This year’s been unbelievable,” said Mike Bryan. “It’s been a dream to win here on this court in front of all the fans; it was a magical atmosphere. This was probably our favourite match, in front of a packed house on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Right now, this is the pinnacle. Where do we go from here?”

    Added Bob Bryan: “This has been the best two weeks of my life. This was the best match we’ve ever played. Bopanna and Qureshi played awesome. We just matched their energy and played incredible.”

    http://www.menstennisblog.info/2010/09/bob-and-mike-bryan-us-open-champions.html

  2. Ametia says:

    Venus is playing now.

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