Aisam beaten in QF of Hall of Fame in America

Pakistan’s tennis star, Aisam ul Haq’s successful run at ATP Hall of Fame Tennis Championship Newport came to end as he was beaten by Dick Norman of Belgium in the quarter finals 6-4,3-6,6-4 on Saturday.
According to a facsimile message received here, the 6 feet 8 inch tall lefty Dick was given a very tough resistance by Aisam and at times it looked as if he will emerge as the final winner of this battle but his failure to convert the two break points received in the seventh game of the third set when the score was even deprived him of this opportunity.
Statistically the two players performed quite at par. Aisam hit 11 aces while Norman hit 12. Both of them hit 5 double faults each. Out of a total of 177 points played by the two players in this gruelling battle of 2 hours and 6 minutes, Aisam won 88 points while Dick Norman won 89 points in total.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2007