Aisamul Qureshi & Jean – Julien Rojer clinch first Masters 1000 trophy

Posted on April 1, 2013

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Pakistan’s Qureshi and his Dutch partner Rojer lifted their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy in Miami on Saturday.

After beating eighth seeded Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-1, fifth seeded Aisamul Haq Qureshi and Jean – Julien Rojer managed to win their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000. The Pakistani/Dutch duo captured their third title together, having triumphed in Estoril and Halle last year en route to qualifying for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

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The Pakistani/Dutch duo captured their third title together

Aisamul Haq Qureshi dedicated his first ATP Master 1000 title of the year to his country and the people, after winning the men’s doubles final at the Sony Open in Miami Saturday night. Aisam-Rojer has won prize money worth $ 235,640 and 1000 Emirates ATP Ranking points. The win marks their third title together, the previous two won in Halle and Estoril in 2012. It is the second ATP Masters 1000 title for Aisam while first for the Rojer. Aisam had also won Paris Master while pairing with Rohan Bhopanna of India.

The tennis ace, who will be in action for Pakistan in the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand in Myanmar, said that he owes the win to the people of his country and hopes that the news brought happiness to the fans back home. “My win is for my people and for my country,” Aisam said after winning the title. “I hope this win can bring some happiness and closure to the people in these tough times. I love Pakistan.”Aisam and Rojer had defeated second seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc López 6-3, 6-2 in the semi-final on Friday. This is Aisam’s second doubles title of the year. Earlier, he had reached the final of the Open 13 in Marseille in France, after which he saw the first round defeat in Dubai Open and Indian Wells before claiming the first title of the year.The 33-year old Aisam admitted that the pair had not been playing well consistently but added that they were working hard to change that. “Since the beginning of the year, Jules and I have been putting in the hard yards each week. Other than Marseille, we have not both played well at the same moments. We were both up and down a bit. However, we knew that if we kept doing the right things regardless of the results, our time would come,” Aisam said before the match.

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Aisam dedicates Miami Masters victory to Pakistan

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