59 Facts About Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a Pakistani professional tennis player who specialises in doubles.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is the only Pakistani player ever to reach a Grand Slam final, having done so in both men's and mixed doubles at the 2010 US Open, alongside Rohan Bopanna and Kveta Peschke respectively.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached his career-high doubles ranking of world No 8 in June 2011, and has won 18 titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2011 Paris Masters and 2013 Miami Open, with Bopanna and Jean-Julien Rojer respectively.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has qualified for the ATP Finals in doubles on three occasions.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is the most successful Davis Cup player in Pakistan's history, with the team most notably reaching the World Group play-offs in 2005, being defeated by Chile.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has played in the competition since 1998, and has won more matches for Pakistan than any other player, additionally being appointed captain of the team in 2022.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi was born in a Punjabi family and grew up in Lahore, Pakistan; swimming, playing cricket and football being his favorite pastimes at his alma-mater Crescent Model Higher Secondary School.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi started playing tennis relatively late, aged 14, when his maternal grandfather and first coach, Khawaja Iftikhar Ahmed, a former 10-time national champion, took him to a tennis club in Model Town, Lahore.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi's mother, Nosheen Ihtsham, was a former women's tennis champion.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the Pakistan International Junior Championships and went on to win the Casablanca Cup in Mexico and the LTA International Junior Championships in Roehampton, where he beat Olivier Rochus, Andy Ram, and Taylor Dent.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi prefers the quicker grass courts and has had seen his greatest success on grass and hard courts.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi's playing style is serve-and-volley, relying on his serve to win him points by putting pressure on his opponents.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi became the first Pakistani sportsman who wasn't a cricketer to star in a Pepsi advert and become one of their brand ambassadors.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi teamed with Israeli player Amir Hadad during Wimbledon and the US Open tournaments in 2002.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a member of the "Champions for Peace" club, a group of 54 athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organisation.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi was given the Pakistan President's Award for Performance in 2002, the Salam Pakistan Youth Award by the President of Pakistan in 2007 and was runner-up for the 2003 Anne Frank Award For Moral Courage by the Anne Frank Trust, UK.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won a futures doubles title in France with Israeli Noam Behr.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi finished the year 2000 ranked 261st in singles and 211th in doubles.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi went to Mumbai, India to play in the MTNL ATP Challenger where he reached the doubles semi-final with Dennis van Scheppingen.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi rounded off the year with a doubles challenger title with Jaroslav Levinsky at the 69th King's Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi went to play at his second ATP tournament of the year, partnered with Hadad, at the Copenhagen Open.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won two doubles futures titles in India to round off the year, the first with Harsh Mankad and the second with Mustafa Ghouse.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi then reached The Wrexham Challenger doubles semi-finals with Vladimir Voltchkov.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi then paired up with Luxembourg's Gilles Muller and won at the XI Open International D'Andorra in Andorra.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi returned to action in the Fergana Challenger, in Fergana, Uzbekistan, with Tereshchuk where they reached the semis.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi travelled to Surbiton, UK to play at the first grass court event of the season at The Surbiton Trophy, where with Stephen Huss he made it to the semi-final.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi continued his partnership with Zovko as they went to Uzbekistan to play at the Samarkand Challenger in Samarkand, but fell at the semi-final.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi ended the year ranked 450th in singles and 168th in doubles.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi travelled to the UK where he won a doubles futures title with Jean-Francois Bachelot.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi finally reached his first Challenger final of the year at the Bukhara Challenger, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, reaching the doubles final with Indian Rohan Bopanna, but lost in straight sets.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi stayed in India to play on the futures circuit, where he won a single futures title.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won two doubles titles in the UK, one with Stephane Robert and the second with Purav Raja.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi went to the UAE where he won a single futures title and two doubles titles with partner Rameez Junaid.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi went on to achieve a landmark in his professional career by qualifying the first time for the main rounds of Wimbledon 2007 Men's Singles competition.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi started out strongly, advancing to the third qualifying round where he met Scoville Jenkins of the US.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi missed the singles qualifiers due to unrest in Pakistan, but made it in time to play doubles alongside Croat Marin Cilic.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi's doubles ranking rose to a new high of 82nd.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi entered the qualification draw for men's singles at the 2008 Australian Open.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi was seeded 16 but lost in the first round in a tight three set match.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi went to the Korat Challenger teaming up with Rohan Bopanna, where they reached the semi-finals.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi travelled to Fergana where he lost in the second round in the Singles and lost in the Final in the Doubles.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi lost in the second round in the qualifying rounds in Newport and lost in the first round in the main draw in the doubles.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi then went to Bastad for the doubles event but lost in the first round.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi then travelled to Indianapolis to take part in the singles qualifiers and the main draw in the doubles, where he was partnered with Sam Querrey.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi played in the US Open 2009 main draw, partnering with Jarkko Nieminen.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi said this was the greatest achievement of his career.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won his first ATP title ever at the 2010 SA Tennis Open in Johannesburg, South Africa, with his partner Rohan Bopanna.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi partnered with Kveta Peschke in mixed doubles and beat the eighth-seeded team of Vania King and Horia Tecau in the first round, eventually advancing to the quarterfinals, the semifinals, and the final.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi then went to the 2011 Medibank International Sydney.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached the semifinals of the US Open doubles with Bopanna.


Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi compiled a consistent season, reaching the semifinals or better at seven tournaments in total, including at the US Open, where they were runners-up a year earlier.


In 2014, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the doubles title with Rohan Bopanna at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, beating Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.


In July, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the 2015 Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island alongside British player Jonny Marray.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi entered the 2016 US Open doubles event, partnering with Sweden's Robert Lindstedt where they lost in the quarterfinals to the top seeded French duo of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.


In 2018, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi did not win any major tournaments, but reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 Australian Open with Marcin Matkowski losing to the Bryan brothers and the final at the 2018 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell with Jean-Julien Rojer.


In June 2019, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won two ATP Challenger Tour in Ilkey and in Nottingham, Great Britain alongside partner Santiago Gonzalez.


On 16 February 2020, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the ATP 250 event 2020 New York Open alongside partner Dominic Inglot.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached the ATP final at the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 partnering new partner Aleksandr Nedovyesov.


Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi married Faha Makhdum, a British woman of Pakistani origin, on 17 December 2011.