In an all-Pakistan final, Atlas defeated compatriot 3-1 to clinch the $10,000 Life Time Fitness Chicago Open
In an all-Pakistan final, Danish Atlas beat second seed Farhan Zaman 3-1 to clinch the $10,000 Life Time Fitness Chicago Open, being played in the US.
In a tightly contested match, Danish, who had earlier defeated top seed Andre Wagih Shoukry of Egypt in the semi-final, managed to win the first set.
Zaman then levelled the contest with a win in the second set, but Danish proved too hot to handle and recorded back-to-back wins in the third and fourth sets to triumph 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5.
“It was a very close encounter and I’m happy that I came out on top,” said Danish.
Chicago open: Farhan Zaman seeded second
Earlier, Danish had beaten Shoukry 3-1 in the last-four match, while Zaman was made to work hard for his 3-2 win against Watar’s Abdulla alTamimi.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2015.
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