Aisam-ul Haq to fight Pakistan Davis Cup Final Case. Qureshi, 33, the country first player to reach a Grand Slam doubles final, was part of the squad that faced New Zealand in an Asia Oceania group II tie, which was shifted to Myanmar over security fears in Pakistan.Pakistan tennis star Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi Wednesday said they would fight Pakistan case after a referee decision to award a Davis Cup tie to New Zealand because of an unplayable court surface at a neutral venue.
Pakistan were leading 1-0 on Friday & Qureshi was ahead in the second singles match when Sri Lankan referee Ashita Ajigala stopped the match & awarded the tie to New Zealand, as the courts were Pakistan responsibility.
I am leaving for London & will meet Davis Cup officials on Friday to put Pakistan case before them & I am positive of a solution as the tie was unfairly awarded against us, Qureshi told a press conference.
Aisam-ul Haq to fight Pakistan Davis Cup Final Case
The Pakistan Tennis Federation had already announced it was lodging a protest with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), but Qureshi said they would meet Davis Cup officials in London to present the team case.
The area declared unplayable was outside the lines of the court, they added.
It appeared the referee was not working for the ITF but for New Zealand & they was clearly partial & unjust.
Qureshi paired with India Rohan Bopanna, dubbed the Indo-Pak express, to reach the final of US Open doubles in 2010, where they lost to the American Bryan brothers.