LAHORE    -  Ahmad Kamil, Kamran Khan, Mahatir Muhammad, M Usman Ejaz, Talha Bin Asif, Abbas Khan, Jabir Ali and Shaheen Mehmood qualified for the main draw of men’s singles by winning their respective matches on the opening day of J7-34th Federal Cup National Ranking Tennis Championships 2021 at S Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad.  

Total 48 matches were decided on the qualifying day. The main draw matches will be played today (Tuesday) at 10am. Total 20 players were accepted directly into the main draw as per PTF National Ranking, whereas four wild card and eight qualifiers completed the draw of 32. The draw of men’s singles and ladies singles were taken out by Muhammad Arif Qureshi, ITF White Badge Referee, in the presence of the players.  

According to the men’s singles draw, top eight seeds are Aqeel Khan (Wapda), Muhammad Abid, Muhammad Shoaib, Heera Ashiq, Mudassar Murtaza, Yousaf Khalil, Ahmed Ch and Barkatullah. J7 Group of Companies is the main sponsor of the 34th edition of Federal Cup National Ranking Tennis Championships whereas Star Marketing is joining hands as co-sponsor. 

In the men’s singles qualifying, Ahmad Kamil beat Faizan Shahid 8-0; Kamran Khan beat Muhammad Bilal 8-6; Mahatir Muhammad beat Ahmed Nael Qureshi 8-3; M Usman Ejaz beat M Talha Khan 8-3; Talha Bin Asif beat Hamid Israr 3-2 (retd); Abbas Khan beat Muhammad Zaryab 8-6; Jabir Ali beat Abdul Karim 8-1; Shaheen Mehmood beat Azeem Khan 8-4. Today (Tuesday), Yaseen Mahsud, CEO of J7 Group, will inaugurate the championships, meet the participating players and witness the main draw matches at 11am.