Lahore, Oct. 18 — Pakistan’s Samir Iftikhar avenged his singles
quarter final defeat by world number 140th Lenz Julian and teaming
with Jannis Kahlke of Germany upset top seeded Indo/German Pair of
Bava Haden and Lenz Julian 6/2 7/6 to lift the Doubles Title of ITF G4 Junior World Ranking
Tournament held at Aviation club Dubai on Saturday.
Samir and Kahlke displayed brilliant Tennis with powerful return
of serves and net play to oust the top seeds and won the first set
with much ease and comfort,said the information made available
The Indo-German pair of Bawa and Lenz put up strong resistance
in the 2nd set and held two set points at 5/6 on Samir’s serves who
saved with two aces and won the 2nd set in the tie break.
This is 4th title ITF Junior ranking title for Samir who is 2nd
junior from Pakistan after Aisam ul Haq to achieve this feat.
The Pak German pair earlier played best match of the tournament
by staging Gallant fight back against 3rd seed German Duo of Christ
Constantin and Gohlke Delf from one set down and saved 4 match
points in the second set at 4/5 to win 7/5 and 10/2 in the Super
Tie Break to move to final.
The match turned out to be a thriller when Samir and Kahlke were
broken twice in the first set and went down 2/6. They made
magnificent come back in the second set as both sides held serves
till and Samir and Partner were broken in the 7th game to trail 3/5
and were 4 match points down to make come magnificent come back
with superb return of serves and play to make 5 games all and
clinched the set at 7/5 and went into super tie break decider where
they raised their games to highest levels and exhibited brilliant
court kraft to clinch the tie break at 10/2.
“I am pleased to win the doubles title for the country and I am
confident that ministry of sports will continue extending financial
assistance for my participation in other ITF events “,he said
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