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6th Parco Roshan Khan Open 2016








6th Parco Roshan Khan Open 2016
11-14 Apr
Karachi, Pakistan, $15k
Round One
11 Apr
12 Apr
13 Apr
14 Apr
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)
11-9, 11-4, 13-11
[Q] Waqas Mehmoob (PAK)
Tayyab Aslam
11-7, 11-3, 11-9
Zahir Shah
Tayyab Aslam
11-6, 11-4, 11-1
Shahjahan Khan
Tayyab Aslam
11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-0, 11-4
Farhan Zaman
[7] Zahir Shah (PAK)
11-8, 11-7, 3-11, 11-8
[Q] Mohammad Naeem (PAK)
[8] Abbas Maniar (PAK)
11-8, 11-7, 11-9
Muhammad Farhan (PAK)
Muhammad Farhan
11-7, 11-3, 11-9
Shahjahan Khan
[3] Shahjahan Khan (PAK)
14-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9
[Q] Syed Ali Bokhari (PAK)
[wc] Mahad Javed (PAK)
 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
[4] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK)
Khawaja Adil Maqbool
11-4, 14-12, 8-11, 10-12, 11-6
Asim Khan
Khawaja Adil Maqbool
11-7, 11-8, 11-6
Farhan Zaman
[Q] Amaad Fareed (PAK)
 15-13, 11-2, 7-11, 11-9
[6] Asim Khan (PAK)
Bilal Zakir (PAK)
11-9, 11-9, 11-7
[7] Israr Ahmed (PAK)
Israr Ahmed
11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 13-15, 11-9
Farhan Zaman
Kashif Ahmed (PAK)
7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open
[5] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt [1] Faraz Muhammad (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 (23m)
[3] Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt [8] Noman Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-7 (24m)
[L] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt [L] Mehran Javed (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-3 (19m)
[L] Mohammad Naeem (PAK) bt [L] Sadam Ul Haq (PAK) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (33m)




Zaman Lifts Roshan Khan Open Title

Number one seed Farhan Zaman prevailed on home soil against compatriot and number two seed Tayyab Aslam in the final of the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament to claim his first PSA World Tour title of 2016 in dramatic style.

Zaman had won the previous two encounters between the pair coming in to the final, but came up against a rampant Aslam who had scythed through the field to reach the showpiece event, with 3-0 victories over Waqas Mehboob, Zahir Shah and Shahjahan Khan sending the 19-year-old through to only his third ever PSA World Tour final - where Pakistani legend Jahangir Khan would be in attendance.

Zaman, the elder of the two finalists, had the better of the early exchanges and struck up a narrow one-game advantage before Aslam turned the match on its head, with a shift in momentum enabling the World No.78 to take two games without reply and earn the lead.

However, the fourth was all one-way traffic with Zaman surging to victory without even dropping a single point to set up a nail-biting fifth game showdown.

Both players traded a series of high-octane points in an engaging climax to the match but the momentum was now with Zaman and he closed out an 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-0, 11-4 victory to seal the fifth PSA World Tour crown of his career.
Top Seeds Zaman and Aslam to Contest Roshan Khan Open Final


Paksitani duo Farhan Zaman and Tayyab Aslam, seeds one and two, respectively, will do battle in the final of the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament after both players claimed 3-0 victories in their semi-final fixtures in Karachi on home soil.

Zaman, who came through a nail-biting five-game quarter-final encounter with Israr Ahmed to reach the last four, lined up against fourth seed Khawaja Adil Maqbool and showed no signs of any fatigue as he blitzed to the victory in three, courtesy of an 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 scoreline.

Aslam, meanwhile, is still yet to drop a game throughout the tournament and added compatriot Shahjahan Khan in the semi-final to a list of wins that also includes Zahir Shah and Waqas Mehboob.

Zaman and Aslam are set to go head-to-head in their third meeting on the PSA World Tour, with Zaman prevailing in the previous two occasions. However, this is the first time they have met in a final and Aslam, who has played three games less than his opponent at this stage of the event, will be hoping that his fresh legs can inspire him to victory as he bids to lift a second Tour title.
Top Seeds Move Into Roshan Khan Open Semis


The top four seeded players in the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament advanced into the semi-final stage after a exciting day of action at the Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Karachi, Pakistan.

Title favourite Farhan Zaman advanced on home soil after seeing off the threat of compatriot Israr Ahmed in a nail-biting five-game affair. Zaman looked to be in cruise control after powering to a two-game lead, only to see Ahmed battle back to ensure parity and set up a deciding fifth game.

Zaman dug in though and managed to edge the match by the narrowest of margins, fighting to the win with an 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 13-15, 11-9 scoreline to reach the last four.

The World No.63 will go up against Khawaja Adil Maqbool for a place in the final after Maqbool came through a tense encounter with Asim Khan to take the victory courtesy of a 3-2 margin.

Second seed and number three seed Tayeb Aslam and Shahjahan Khan will do battle for the other final spot, with the Pakistani duo rising to claim respective wins in straight games over Zahir Shah and Muhammad Farhan.
Roshan Khan Open Qualifying Concludes


The final qualifying round of the 6th Parco Roshan Khan Open, PSA M15 tournament saw World No.394 Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari cause the day’s big upset with a straight games win over top qualifying seed Faraz Muhammad sending him through to his first PSA World Tour main draw of 2016.

Muhammad had received a bye in the previous round and came into his fixture against Bokhari with fresh legs. However, a virtuoso performance from 20-year-old Bokhari saw him take control and he bridged an almighty 65-place gap in the World Rankings to claim an 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 triumph.

Up next for Bokhari is a meeting with number three seed Shahjahan Khan as he looks to move past the first round of a PSA World Tour event for the first time since 2014.

Also through to main draw is Amaad Fareed after he managed a 3-0 win against Noman Khan. Fareed dominated the early exchanges and cantered to victory in game one for the loss of just two points, before fending off a late fight from Khan to progress to the next stage. Fareed will do battle with fellow Pakistani Asim Khan for a place in the last eight.

There were also wins for local players Waqas Mehboob and Mohammad Naeem after they rose to wins over Mehran Javed and Saddam ul Haq, respectively.

Mehboob is set to face second seed Tayyab Aslam in the opening round of the main draw, while Naeem will line up against Zahir Shah.