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Tayyab Aslam

CM Punjab International Open: Aslam Claims Final Title of 2021

Pakistani No.1 Tayyab Aslam secured the title on home soil at the CM Punjab International Open in Lahore, dropping just two games en route to the crown at the Punjab Squash Complex.

Aslam came into the tournament as the top seed, and he opened his week with a convincing win over Hasseeb Taj, before then winning 3-1 against Muhammad Ashab Irfan to reach the last eight.

The World No.47 then needed 21 minutes to get the better of Waqas Mehboob in the quarters, before spending just a minute longer on court in the semi-finals to defeat No.11 seed Salman Saleem.

In the final, Aslam came up against No.3 seed Israr Ahmed for the title, after the pair were level at one game apiece. From there though, it was the top seed who claimed control of the contest, and he went on to win it 3-1, securing the final title of the year.

Results: CM Punjab International Open
Final
[1] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [3] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 3-1: 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4 (38m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [11] Salman Saleem (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (22m)
[3] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt [2] Asim Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-8, 13-11, 10-12, 10-12, 11-8 (82m)

Quarter Finals
[1] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (21m)
[11] Salman Saleem (PAK) bt Mehran Javed (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (26m)
[3] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt [7] Noor Zaman (PAK) 3-2: 6-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-9 (42m)
[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bt [8] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 3-2: 6-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-2, 11-9 (51m)

Round Two
[1] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 3-1: 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 (32m)
Waqar Mehboob (PAK) bt [14] Muhammad Farhan (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (17m)
[11] Salman Saleem (PAK) bt [6] Zahir Shah (PAK) 3-2: 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-8 (41m)
Mehran Javed (PAK) bt Muhammad Abdul Qadir (PAK) 3-1: 11-3, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6 (35m)
[3] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt [15] Zeeshan Zeb (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 (19m)
[7] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt [10] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK) 3-1: 11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 11-9 (40m)
[8] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt [13] Hamza Sharif (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 (18m)
[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bt [12] Saeed Abdul (PAK) 3-1: 9-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-5 (34m)

Round One
[1] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt Haseeb Taj (PAK) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-4 (17m)
[16] Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) bt [WC] Muhammad Azlan Khawar (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 (19m)
[14] Muhammad Farhan (PAK) bt Malik Abdul Moiez (PAK) 3-0; 11-4, 11-7, 11-8 (19m)
Waqar Mehboob (PAK) bt [5] Farhan Zaman (PAK) 3-1: 6-11, 11-4, 11-7, 3-0 rtd (23m)
[6] Zahir Shah (PAK) bt Bilal Zakir (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (16m)
[11] Salman Saleem (PAK) bt Khushal Riaz Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-5 (23m)
Muhammad Abdul Qadir (PAK) bt [9] Naveed Rehman (PAK) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 13-11 (29m)
Mehran Javed (PAK) bt [4] Amaad Fareed (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 (12m)
[3] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt Faiza Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-3, 11-1, 11-0 (16m)
[15] Zeeshan Zeb (PAK) bt [WC] Tayyab Rauf (PAK) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-2 (18m)
[10] Muhammad Farhan Hashmi (PAK) bt Faraz Muhammad (PAK) 3-2: 11-9, 6-11, 11-4, 12-14, 11-5 (40m)
[7] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt Muhammad Ibrahim Noorani (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (17m)
[8] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt Muhammad Hassaan Raza (PAK) 3-0: 11-9, 14-12, 11-8 (29m)
[13] Hamza Sharif (PAK) bt [WC] Usman Nadeem (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 (14m)
[12] Saeed Abdul (PAK) bt Muhammad Uzair (PAK) 3-1: 10-12, 11-9, 11-2, 11-5 (34m)
[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bt Mian Abdul Mughni (PAK) 3-0: 13-11, 11-3, 13-11 (24m)

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