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FMC International 2016







FMC International 2016
02-07 May
Lahore, Pakistan, $15k
Round One
4 may
5 may
6 may
[1] Farhan Zaman (PAK)
9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3
Abbas Maniar (USA)
Farhan Zaman
14-12, 13-11, 3-11, 3-11, 6-11
Israr Ahmed
Israr Ahmed
11/5, 12/10, 11/3
Farhan Mehboob
Farhan Mehboob
11/5, 11/3, 11/9
Waqar Mehboob
Muhammad Farhan (PAK)
4-11, 1-11
[6] Israr Ahmed (PAK)
[8] Abbas Shoukat (PAK)
9-11, 4-11, 8-11
[Q] Raees Khan (PAK)
Raees Khan
7-11, 4-11, 6-11
Farhan Mehboob
Zahir Shah (PAK)
7-11, 6-11, 6-11
[4] Farhan Mehboob (PAK)
[3] Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK)
8-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5, 11-13
[Q] Faraz Muhammad (PAK)
Faraz Muhammad
9-11, 6-11, 11-3, 5-11
Waqar Mehboob
Waqar Mehboob
11/7, 11/9, 11/5
Tayyab Aslam
[Q] Kashif Asif (PAK)
9-11, 8-11, 7-11
[7] Waqar Mehboob (PAK)
[5] Asim Khan (PAK)
11-7, 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 9-11
[WC] Amaad Fareed (PAK)
Amaad Fareed
11-7, 13-11, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8
Tayyab Aslam
[Q] Waqas Mehboob (PAK)
11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 7-11
[2] Tayyab Aslam (PAK)


Final Qualifying Round:
[L] Raees Khan (PAK) bt [1] Bilal Zakir (PAK) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (30m)
[3] Faraz Muhammad (PAK) bt Aqib Hanif (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-9, 12-10 (28m)
[L] Waqas Mehboob (PAK) bt [L] Mehran Javed (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-8 (19m)
[2] Kashif Asif (PAK) bt [8] Zeeshan Khan (PAK) 3-1: 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6 (39m)



Mehboob Wins Battle of Brothers in Pakistan

Pakistani World No.180 Farhan Mehboob overcame younger brother Waqar in the final of the 4th FMC International Menís Squash Championship, PSA M15 tournament to lift a sixth PSA World Tour title of his career.

Mehboob had been in scintillating form in the build up to the final and didnít drop a single game as he powered past his opponents in style, while Waqar defeated two qualifiers before dispatching wildcard Amaad Fareed to reach the final.

With Pakistani squash legend Jahangir Khan, a six-time World Champion and winner of a record 555 straight matches, in attendance, Farhan started the better of the two in a one-sided opening game as he maintained a high pace of attack, going on to take it 11-5.

Farhan controlled proceedings in the second as well, giving his brother no chance to attack as he stormed to a two-game lead for the loss of just three points.

The third game was the closest of the lot and an improved Waqar levelled the game at 9-9 to give himself a glimmer of hope as he looked to take the match to a fourth. However, Farhan was soon back on top and he took the next two points without reply to close out an 11-5, 11-3, 11-9 victory in just 25 minutes and secure a fourth successive win over his brother.

ďThe Punjab Squash Association and FMC have made excellent arrangements for conducting the events and it was really a remarkable event for us," said the Mehboob brothers.

"We are very proud of our performances and hope to improve them further to win more for us as well as for the country.Ē
Qualifier Muhammad Takes Out Maqbool


Pakistani qualifier Faraz Muhammad sealed his place in the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time after bridging an astonishing 263-place World Rankings gap to cause a big upset against number three seed Khawaja Adil Maqbool in the opening round of the 4th FMC International Menís Squash Championship, PSA M15 tournament.

World No.365 Muhammad started well and took the lead on two occasions, with Maqbool bouncing back both times to level the encounter and set up a deciding fifth game. Both players traded equal blows as the match entered a tense tie-break, but Muhammad put in some powerful shots at to take the crucial points in the latter stages and record an 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 5-11, 13-11 victory to reach the last eight.

Up next for Muhammad is a meeting with seventh seed Waqar Mehboob after the 24-year-old slalomed past the challenge of Kashif Asif in straight games.

Top seed Farhan Zaman recovered from a game down to see of the threat of United States player Abbas Maniar and he will face off against Israr Ahmed after he dispatched Muhammad Farhan in just 10 minutes.

Tayyab Aslam, the 19-year-old number two seed, secured his quarter-final berth courtesy of a powerful victory over Waqas Mehboob. World No.71 Aslam dropped the first game after a fast start from his fellow Pakistani but he steadied the ship, taking three games without reply to earn his place in the next round. There, he will clash with wildcard Amaad Fareed, who saw off Asim Khan.

The other quarter-final fixture will be contested by Farhan Mehboob and Raees Khan after they defeated Zahir Shah and Abbas Soukat, respectively.
Khan Defeats Zakir To Reach Main Draw


Local player Raees Khan secured his main draw berth in the 4th FMC International Menís Squash Championship, PSA M15 tournament after he dispatched top qualifying seed Bilal Zakir in the final round of qualifying in Lahore, Pakistan.

Khan, who dispatched another seeded player, Asif Khan Khalil, in the previous round, dominated proceedings at the Punjab Squash Complex and romped to an 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 victory in just 30 minutes to seal his main draw spot.

He is set to face fellow Pakistani Abbas Sahukat in the opening round of the main draw as he bids to reach the quarter-final.

Kashif Asif has also progressed to the main draw courtesy of a hard-fought 3-1 triumph over number eight qualifying seed Zeeshan Khan. Both players took a game apiece in a closely contested beginning to the encounter, before Asif pulled away to take the next two games and earn the win, which means he will face Waqar Mehboob for a place in the main drawís quarter-final.

Faraz Muhammad and Waqas Mehboob will also compete in the main draw after they rose to respective victories over Aqib Hanif and Mehran Javed.

Muhammed will line up against Khawaja Adil Maqbool in the next round, while Waqas will take on second seed Tayyab Aslam.