Qureshi, Rojer Beat Polish Pair to Win Miami Open
KARACHI: Pakistanâ€™s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean Julien Rojer clinched the menâ€™s doubles Miami Open title on Saturday after beating Polish duo of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets.
The Pak-Dutch duo, seeded number five, brushed aside the number eight seeds 6-4, 6-1 in 57 minutes.
Earlier, the pair had defeated number two seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final.
Qureshi-Rojer have won prize money worth $ 235,640 and 1000 Emirates ATP Ranking points. The win marks their third title together, the previous two won in Halle and Estoril in 2012.
The 33-year old Qureshi admitted that the pair had not been playing well consistently but added that they were working hard to change that.
â€œSince the beginning of the year, Jules and I have been putting in the hard yards each week. Other than Marseille, we have not both played well at the same moments. We were both up and down a bit. However, we knew that if we kept doing the right things regardless of the results, our time would come,â€ Qureshi said before the match.
Qureshi joined Pakistanâ€™s Davis Cup team in Myanmar where they played New Zealand in their Oceania Group II match the following week.