ISLAMABAD: Iran on Sunday registered back-to-back consolation victories against hosts Pakistan on the final day of their Davis Cup Group II Asia-Oceania zone match.
Pakistan, hosting international tennis after a 12-year hiatus, had already won the tie by taking the first two singles and then the doubles match on Saturday.
Iran’s Hamid Reza Nadaf beat Pakistan’s Mohammad Abid Ali Khan Akbar by 6-7 (4-7), 6-4- 6-3 in the first match of the day and the fourth rubber in the tie. Shahin Khaledan defeated Muhammad Abid 7-6 (10-8), 6-3.
International sporting events have been rarely held in Pakistan, which has been battling an insurgency for years, with foreign teams citing security fears.
Pakistan last hosted a Davis Cup tie in Islamabad against New Zealand in 2004. –AFP