Haider Ali Rizwan, an emerging tennis star, surpassed all other U-16 tennis players in the latest under-16 rankings issued on Monday.
Haider has been in spectacular form throughout the u16 tennis tournament—leading the point charts with 965 points. In the semi-finals, he defeated Sheheryar Anees by 6-4, 6-1.
The LGS student encountered tough competition from his opponent in the first set, but after leveling the score at 4-all, he settled down and won the next two games in a row to win it 6-4.
He easily won the second set by a score of 6-1 to get a place in the tournament final.
Asim Bilal was another player, who set the final showdown against Haider, upon conquering feisty Hussnain Ali Rizwan by 7-6, 6-0.
Asim has been placed ninth in the ATF Junior Tennis Tour Rankings.
ATF Junior Tennis Tour Rankings – U16 Boys
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In addition to claiming two silver medals at the Asian competition in Uzbekistan, Haider also won two gold and one bronze medal in Tajikistan in July.
Back-to-back top-notch performances have aided him in securing this position, and honor.
Haider expressed his gratitude to his parents, coach Muhammad Khalid, and well-wishers for this fantastic feat. He also promised to put in more effort to help his nation win more accolades at the ITF levels.
The U-16 ATF Junior Tennis Tour Ranking’s top spot has never been held by a Pakistani player until Haider.