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Lone Seed Aamir Atlas Makes Pakistan Semis

26 Dec 2011

After two days of shocks in the Pakistan Circuit No4 squash event in Lahore, favourite Aamir Atlas Khan will be the only seed to feature in the semi-final line-up of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 championship at the Punjab Squash Complex.

The 21-year-old top seed from Peshawar despatched qualifier Aqib Hanif 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 in just 30 minutes to set up a semi-final clash with Nasir Iqbal, a 17-year-old also from Peshawar who defeated Waqas Mehboob 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-2.

It was in the other half of the draw that today's biggest quarter-final upset took place when unseeded 18-year-old Farhan Zaman upset his 31-year-old cousin Mansoor Zaman, the No3 seed, 11-5, 15-13, 9-11, 11-6 in 44 minutes.

Zaman junior will now face Muhammad Saqib Yousaf, a 20-year-old qualifier from Lahore who followed his Christmas Day upset over second seed Danish Atlas Khan by beating higher-ranked compatriot Waqar Mehboob 10-12, 11-2, 11-5, 11-5.

Semi-final line-up:
[1] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) v Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
[Q] Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK) v Farhan Zaman (PAK)

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1st round:
[1] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt Syed Hamzha Shah Bukhari (PAK) 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
[Q] Aqib Hanif (PAK) bt Owais Khan (PAK) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt [Q] Muhammad Shoaib Hassan (PAK) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-2
Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt [4] Aqeel Rehman (AUT) 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 2-11, 14-12
[3] Mansoor Zaman (PAK) bt Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 11-9, 11-5, 11-7
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [Q] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 14-12, 13-11, 8-11, 8-11, 11-2 (46m)
Waqar Mehboob (PAK) bt Muhammad Shah Nawaz (PAK) 1-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (27m)
[Q] Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK) bt [2] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 (52m)
Quarter-finals:
[1] Aamir Atlas Khan (PAK) bt [Q] Aqib Hanif (PAK) 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 (30m)
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Waqas Mehboob (PAK) 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-2 (46m)
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [3] Mansoor Zaman (PAK) 11-5, 15-13, 9-11, 11-6 (44m)
[Q] Muhammad Saqib Yousaf (PAK) bt Waqar Mehboob (PAK) 10-12, 11-2, 11-5, 11-5 (41m)