- Age: 34 (17.03.1980)
- Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
- Residence: Lahore, Pakistan
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Robert Davis
- Website: http://www.aisam-qureshi.com
As of 15.12.2014
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Plays with one-handed backhand…Enjoyed cricket and swimming before aged 12, when he started playing tennis…Speaks Urdu, Punjabi and English…Nickname is "Somi"…Raised in a sporting family…Father is Ihtsham-ul-Haq, who is a businessman, presented the Prince Henrik Medal of Honour by the Royal Kingdom of Denmark…Mother is Nosheen Ihtsham, a former Pakistan No. 1 tennis player…Brother Zain (businessman and sports writer) and sister Shiza Hassan (a fashion clothing designer)…Runs a family-run charity 'Haq Foundation'…Educated at Punjab University Lahore…Former World No. 7 junior player (July 1998)…Goals in tennis "to make it a popular sport in Pakistan, to win a Grand Slam and to win a gold medal for Pakistan at the Asian Games"…Favourite surface is grass…Favourite shot is backhand volley…Favourite tournament is Wimbledon…Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker…Hobbies include listening to music, watching movies, football and spending time with nephew…If he wasn't a tennis player would have been "a cricketer or a pilot"…Supports Liverpool and Real Madrid football clubs…Favourite sporting personalities are Michael Jordan and Mohammad Ali…Recipient of many awards including: President’s Award for Performance by the Government of Pakistan on 14 August 2004; the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year Award for 2002 and 2010; Triple gold medalist at first Islamic Solidarity Games in Saudi Arabia in 2005; Salam Pakistan Youth Award by President of Pakistan on 14 August 2007; runner-up for the 2003 Anne Frank Award For Moral Courage by the Anne Frank Trust, UK; Selected as a "Champion of Peace" by Peace and Sport World Forum, Monaco, in 2010…Voted “Most Stylish Sportsman” in Pakistan in 2011…Coached by Robert Davis (since 1998)…
2013 -- The Pakistani teamed with Jean-Julien Rojer to compile a 29-28 record and finish No. 6 in Emirates ATP Doubles team rankings and No. 15 individually…Captured 2nd career ATP Masters 1000 title and 1st with Rojer at Miami (d. Fyrstenberg-Matkowski). Also won Stockholm title and runner-up at Oeiras and Marseille. Best Grand Slam result was QF for 2nd straight year at US Open (l. to eventual champions Paes-Stepanek)…Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for 2nd year in a row and went 0-3 for 3rd straight year and dropped to 0-9 lifetime - also qualified in 2011 (w/ Bopanna). Earned a career-high $385,479…
2011 -- The Pakistan native teamed with Bopanna to finish No. 5 and qualify for season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London...They compiled a 43-28 match record, winning a career-high 3 ATP World Tour titles…Also reached SF in 5 other tournaments, including US Open (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski), Indian Wells and Monte-Carlo...In 1st 5 months of season, went 17-12, with best results 4 SF and Roland Garros QF...In June, captured 1st career grass court title in Halle (d. Haase-Raonic) and were upset in 1R at Wimbledon, falling 21-19 in 3rd set to Colombians Cabal-Farah...Won titles in Stockholm (d. Melo-Soares) and ATP Masters 1000 Paris (d. Benneteau-Mahut) in November...Earned a career-high $434,430...
2010 -- The Pakistani native teamed with Indian Bopanna to form Indo-Pak Express…Captured their first title together in Johannesburg in February (d. K. Beck-Levy) and advanced to five other finals, including US Open…Advanced to final in Casablanca (l. to Lindstedt-Tecau) and Nice (l. to Melo-Soares)…Advanced to QF at Wimbledon (l. to eventual champs Melzer-Petzschner)…Reached back-to-back SFs in Los Angeles (l. to Bryans) and Washington, defeating No. 1 Bryans in QF (l. to Fish-Knowles)…Runner-up at New Haven (l. to Lindstedt-Tecau) then did not drop a set en route to first Grand Slam final at US Open, defeating Nestor-Zimonjic in 3rd Rd. and Moodie-Norman in QF before falling to World No. 1 Bryans in two tie-breaks…Afterwards, jumped from No. 15 to No. 6 in ATP Team Rankings…Runner-up in St. Petersburg (l. to Bracciali-Starace)…Led ATP with 16-3 Match Tie-Break record…Served as alternates for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…Finished No. 8 in ATP Team Rankings and No. 18 individually, both career-bests…Earned a career-high $266,218...
2009 -- Ranked No. 59 in doubles with 8 Challenger finals (4-4), a SF in Indianapolis (w/Querrey)…3R at Wimbledon (w/P. Amritraj)...
2008 -- Reached Newport doubles final (w/Bopanna)…Went 3-2 in Challenger finals...
2007 -- The top player from Pakistan compiled his best season by compiling a 15-8 match record in Challenger play with one title...In limited ATP action (4-4 mark), also advanced to his first ATP QF in Newport...Began first four and a-half months in Futures events, compiling a 24-9 record in 11 tournaments...Won titles in Dubai #1 and Kuwait #2 while reaching SF in two others...In June-July, played well on grass by qualifying in Halle (d. No. 11 Gasquet, l. to Kohlschreiber) and Wimbledon (d. Childs, l. to Safin)...Then reached QF in Newport with wins over Fish and Healey (l. to Norman)...In Challengers, advanced to QF in Manchester and final in Nottingham (l. to A. Jones)...Closed season with first Challenger title in New Delhi (d. An)...In doubles, won five Challenger titles (four w/Bopanna, one w/Nielsen) in eight finals and finished with a year-end best No. 90... Earned a career-high $116,922...
With Rohan Bopanna, competing together for the first time in 2 years, lost to Khachanov-Myneni 12-10 in Match TB in Chennai QFs…Reached the Sydney final (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic in two TB sets)…With Bopanna, fell in Australian Open 3R (l. to Huey-Inglot)…Reached Montpellier SFs (w/Junaid), losing to Davydenko-Istomin 10-7 in Match TB…
With Bopanna, won their fifth ATP World Tour team title – and first since reuniting at the start of 2014 – in Dubai (d. Nestor-Zimonjic)… It was their first title together since 2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris…Now 10-11 in finals…
With Bopanna fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 1R, to Federer-Wawrinka 10-6 in Match TB…With Bopanna, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo QFs (l. to Dodig-Melo)…
With Bopanna, reached the Nice final for a second time (also 2010), losing to Klizan-Oswald…Dropped to 10-12 in finals…
Fell in Roland Garros 2R (w/Bopanna), losing to Erlich-Melo...Fell in Wimbledon 2R (w/Bopanna), losing to eventual champions Pospisil-Sock 75 in fifth set...Fell in US Open 1R (w/Bopanna) to Bracciali-Seppi 76(5) in third set TB…
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