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Roshan Khan Open winner Farhan Zaman (right) with runner-up Tayyab Aslam (left)

Zaman Lifts Roshan Khan Open Title


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, with 3-0 victories over Waqas Mehboob, Zahir Shah and Shahjahan Khan sending the 19-year-old through to only his third ever 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.

Result – Final: 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open 2016
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK) v [2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 3-2: 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-0, 11-4 (57m)

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