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Farhan Zaman in action

Top Seeds Move into Roshan Khan Open Semis


The top four seeded players in the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament advanced into the semi-final stage after a exciting day of action at the Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Karachi, Pakistan.

Title favourite Farhan Zaman advanced on home soil after seeing off the threat of compatriot Israr Ahmed in a nail-biting five-game affair. Zaman looked to be in cruise control after powering to a two-game lead, only to see Ahmed battle back to ensure parity and set up a deciding fifth game.

Zaman dug in though and managed to edge the match by the narrowest of margins, fighting to the win with an 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 13-15, 11-9 scoreline to reach the last four.

The World No.63 will go up against Khawaja Adil Maqbool for a place in the final after Maqbool came through a tense encounter with Asim Khan to take the victory courtesy of a 3-2 margin.

Second seed and number three seed Tayeb Aslam and Shahjahan Khan will do battle for the other final spot, with the Pakistani duo rising to claim respective wins in straight games over Zahir Shah and Muhammad Farhan.

Results – Quarter-Final: 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open 2016
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [7] Zahir Shah (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-9 (25m)
[3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt Muhammad Farhan (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (20m)
[4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) bt [5] Asim Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-4, 14-12, 8-11, 10-12, 11-6 (58m)
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [6] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 3-2: 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 13-15, 11-9 (55m)

Draw – Semi-Final
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) v [3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
[4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) v [1] Farhan Zaman (PAK)

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