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Aamir Atlas Khan

World Ranking:
Peshawar, Pakistan

Player Info

Son of British Amateur Championship runner-up Atlas Khan and a nephew of the record eight-time World Open champion Jansher Khan, Pakistan teenager Aamir Atlas Khan comes into Squash with an enviable pedigree. But the 18-year-old from Peshawar carries the hopes of his nation on his shoulders as Pakistan looks to him to continue the success achieved by his uncle and a long line of Pakistani greats before him. Aamir enjoyed a highly successful junior career, winning British Junior Open titles at U13 and U15 before going on to win the Asian Junior U19 Championship crown in 2005, aged just 14! Two years later, in April 2007, Aamir broke into the PSA top 30, overtaking fellow countryman Mansoor Zaman for the first time to become the highest-ranked Pakistani. Later in the month, he reached his first PSA Tour event final at the NWFP International in his home city, where was beaten by Zaman to finish as runner-up. In August, Aamir claimed his maiden Tour title at the CAS International in Islamabad, making his breakthrough in the semi-finals by upsetting top seed Ong Beng Hee before downing a second Malaysian Mohd Azlan Iskandar, the No2 seed, in five games in the final. The following year saw further Tour success for Aamir on home soil: In April, he became the youngest winner of the COAS International title after beating compatriot Yasir Butt in the final in Islamabad. After retaining the CAS International title in June, he went on to win the country's biggest squash prize in November, the Pakistan Open. Seeded two, Aamir beat third seed Mansoor Zaman in the semis, then upset Pakistani favourite Farhan Mehboob 8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 in the final of the 3-star event in Islamabad. The triumph brought his PSA Tour title tally to four - in his seventh final - and led to a mighty 15-place leap in the PSA world rankings to 16 in December. But it was in January this year that Aamir moved up a further position to a career-high world No15 ranking - a position he has maintained throughout the year to date, following quarter-final berths in the Swedish Open, the KL Open and the Hurghada International in Egypt.

Aamir Atlas Khan Profile
World Ranking: 69
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Height: 165
Weight: 65
Interests Squash