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Farhan Zaman (right) wins Karachi
Farhan Zaman (right) wins in Karachi

Zaman is king in Karachi
By SEAN REUTHE 

 

Number one seed Farhan Zaman prevailed on home soil against compatriot and number two seed Tayyab Aslam in the final of the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament to claim his first PSA World Tour title of 2016 in dramatic style.

Zaman had won the previous two encounters between the pair coming in to the final, but came up against a rampant Aslam, who had scythed through the field to reach the showpiece event.

Consecutive 3-0 victories over Waqas Mehboob, Zahir Shah and Shahjahan Khan sent the 19-year-old through to only his third PSA World Tour final, where Pakistani legend Jahangir Khan would be in attendance.

Zaman, the elder of the two finalists, had the better of the early exchanges and struck up a narrow one-game advantage before Aslam turned the match on its head, with a shift in momentum enabling the World No.78 to take two games without reply and earn the lead.

However, the fourth was all one-way traffic with Zaman surging to victory without even dropping a single point to set up a nail-biting fifth game showdown.

Both players traded a series of high-octane points in an engaging climax to the match but the momentum was now with Zaman and he closed out an 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-0, 11-4 victory to seal the fifth PSA World Tour crown of his career.

PSA M15 Parco Roshan Khan Open 2016, Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, Karachi, Pakistan.

Final:
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-0, 11-4 (57m)

Semi-finals:
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 (30m)
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (23m)

Quarter-finals:
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [7] Zahir Shah (PAK) 11-7, 11-3, 11-9 (25m)
[3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt Muhammad Farhan (PAK) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (20m)
[4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) bt [5] Asim Khan (PAK) 11-4, 14-12, 8-11, 10-12, 11-6 (58m)
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [6] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 13-15, 11-9 (55m)

1st round:
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [Q] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 11-9, 11-4, 13-11 (34m)
[7] Zahir Shah (PAK) bt [Q] Mohammad Naeem (PAK) 11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 11-8 (33m)
Muhammad Farhan (PAK) bt [8] Abbas Maniar (USA) 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (23m)
[3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) 14-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9 (49m)
[4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) bt [WC] Mahad Javed (PAK) 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (18m)
[5] Asim Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Amaad Fareed (PAK) 15-13, 11-2, 7-11, 11-9 (57m)
[6] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt Bilal Zakir (PAK) 11-9, 11-9, 11-7 (32m)
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt Kashif Asif (PAK) 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 (26m)

Qualifying finals:
Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt Faraz Muhammad (PAK) 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)
Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt Noman Khan (PAK) 11-2, 11-6, 11-7 (24m)
Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt Mehran Javed (PAK) 11-5, 11-7, 11-3 (19m)
Mohammad Naeem (PAK) bt Sadam Ul Haq (PAK) 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (33m)

1st qualifying round:
Faraz Muhammad (PAK) bye
Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt Faizan Khan (PAK) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6
Noman Khan (PAK) bt Raees Khan (PAK) 10-12, 10-12, 14-12, 11-0, 11-4
Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt Sikander Khan (PAK) 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8
Mehran Javed (PAK) bt Asif Khan Khalil (PAK) 9-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 12-10
Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt Zeeshan Khan (PAK) 12-10, 11-7, 11-1
Mohammad Naeem (PAK) bt Muhammad Ibrahim Noorani (PAK) 11-1, 11-0, 11-4
Sadam Ul Haq (PAK) bt Chaudhary Nasir Anwar (PAK) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 

Picture courtesy of PSA 

 

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