Hamza shock top seed Nofil to reach tennis semis

KARACHI:  Hamza Malik pulled off a shock when defeated top seed and junior international Nofil Kaleem 2-0 to storm into the Under-18 semifinals of second Indus Pharma Seniors and Junior Ranking Tennis Championship after easy victories at Karachi Club hard courts here on Friday.

Nofil, who had represented Pakistan in several International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior circuits, fought well in the first set before making his exit after 6-4, 6-0 defeat.

Hamza was in a devastating mood as he routed Nofil of Islamabad with a series of forceful winners in quarterfinal.

In the other quarterfinal Dawar Rehan defeated Ilhasm Khan with a straightforward 2-0 victory.

In the men singles quarterfinal Imran Shaukat, Muhammad Manzar and Talha Zubair sailed in the last four rounds after winning their quarterfinal.

Source: APP