Pakistani menâ€™s tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer had a nice run in the US Open menâ€™s doubles competition but ultimately fell in the semifinals against Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States. Qureshi and Rojer lost against the second-seeded Bryan brothers in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. at the Louis Armstrong Stadium at New Yorkâ€™s USTA National Tennis Center. This was the pairâ€™s second loss against the American twins in a grand slam semi-final this year, as the Bryans were victorious in the semifinals of the French Open this past spring.
The Bryans started the match strongly and broke the Pak-Dutch pair right away to gain a 3-0 lead in the first set, which they then closed off with ease. While Qureshi and Rojer had a resurgent performance in the second set, they were unable to make headway against the Bryans and were ousted in an hour and 13 minutes. Qurehsiâ€™s most famous defeat at the hands of the Bryans occurred in 2010, when he and then-partner Rohan Bopanna of India fell to the Bryans in the menâ€™s doubles finals.
This was Qureshiâ€™s third successive US Open semi-final and his second grand slam semi-final of the year. The Bryans subsequenlty faced fifth seeds Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in Sundayâ€™s final, and the Bryans prevailed to take the menâ€™s doubles title. Qureshi, meanwhile, currently sits at number 12 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world menâ€™s doubles rankings.