Samir wins ITF G4 Jr tennis title

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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