Pakistani tennis star Aisam ul Haq Qureshi and his Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt clinched the first team title in Turkey on Friday.
The duo claimed victory in the final against Austrian Oliver Marach and Croatian Mate Pavić after the latter pair retired at 7-5, 4-1 sets in the final.
The Antalya Open, an ATP World Tour 250 Series event, is a grass court tournament. The win means a fourth title for the Pakistani player in the current year.
Qureshi has won titles this year in Auckland (w/Matkowski) and Barcelona (w/Mergea), while Lindstedt was playing his first final of 2017. Lindstedt/Qureshi earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €23,780.
The duo had beaten Isreal-Croatian pair earlier in the semi-final.
“I feel super happy. To win my third title this year and my first team title with Robert is great,” said Qureshi. “I’ve been to Turkey many times and this is my first time in Antalya. I think it was a great event for the first year. I hope we can have it here for a few more years because I’d love to come back and defend my title.”
“You always leave a tournament with a lot of amazing feelings and happiness when you win, so it’s incredible to come out on top,” said his partner Lindstedt