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Ukrain, Kazakhastan in Futures International Tennis final

ISLAMABAD: The 8th seed Ukrainian Alekseenko Vadim and unseeded Abdukhalikov Syrym of Kazakhastan advanced to the final of the Men's Singles of the MARI GAS ITF Pakistan Futures International Tennis Championships 2008 (F2) at PTF Tennis Complex here on Thursday. In the first semi final Abdukhalikov Syrym of Kazakhastan proved too good for Partick Taubert...

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 23, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 23, 2008 | Last Updated: 13 years ago

ISLAMABAD: The 8th seed Ukrainian Alekseenko Vadim and unseeded Abdukhalikov Syrym of Kazakhastan advanced to the final of the Men's Singles of the MARI GAS ITF Pakistan Futures International Tennis Championships 2008 (F2) at PTF Tennis Complex here on Thursday.
In the first semi final Abdukhalikov Syrym of Kazakhastan proved too good for Partick Taubert of Germany. Abdukhalikov kept the German on run throughout the match with his powerful back hand, forehand drives from the base line. He build up the winning lead 3-0 by breaking 2nd game of Patrick at 30-40 and then won the first set at 6-3 by keeping powerful angular first service in. In the second set Abdukhalikov was in full command and hit number of winners and won the second set at 6-0 without conceding a single game. He qualified for the Men's Singles Final to face Alekssenko Vadim from Ukraine at 2:30 PM on Saturday 25th October 2008. The match lasted 1 hour which was officiating by Mr. Muhammad Arif Qureshi as chair umpire, a white badge ITF Official.
In the second semi final 8th seed Alekseenko Vadim made the major upset by beating 3rd seed and winner of 1st leg Mikhail Vasiliev in a well contested thrilling three set match. Long rallies were witnessed from the both players from the base line. Vasiliev build up the lead 4-2 by breaking fifth game of the first set. Alkeseenko level the score 4-4 all by breaking 8th game of Vasiliev. The score went up to 6-6 all as both the players hold their respective services. The first set decided on tie break which was fought net to net and the score reach 9-9 all at this stage Alkessenko hit out ball and then Vasiliev won the tie break at 11-9 by hitting ace. The first set lasted 1 hour 35 minutes. In the second set Alkeseenko change the strategy and start attacking on the net and won the second set at 6-2 by breaking 5th and 7th game of Vasiliev. In the final set Alekseenko kept the same pressure and won the third set at 6-2 in the same fashion by breaking 5th and 7th game of Vasiliev, in which he made three double faults. Alkseenko Vadim is the only seed player who qualified for the Men's Singles Final. The match lasted 2 hours 55 minutes. Mr. Shahzad Akhtar Alvi officiate the Semi-final as Chair Umpire.
Men's Doubles Finals between Chen I-Ta (TPE) & Lee Hsin-Han (TPE) and Abdukalikov Syrym (KAZ) & Vasiliev Mikhail (RUS) will be played on 24th October (Friday) at 2:30 PM at PTF Tennis Complex, Garden Avenue, Park Area, Islamabad.

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