Pakistan left a mark on the world at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair World Team Cup Qualifiers as they made their global presentation, yet in addition crushed India 2-1 in the primary tie of their Group in Antalya, Turkey.
This is likewise the initial time in the country’s set of experiences that the wheelchair tennis competitors are contending in a global occasion.
They are in men’s Asia Group A with India and Malaysia.
Pakistan is handling Muhammad Irfan, Fida Hussain and Asif Abbasi with Muhammad Khalid Rehmani being the commander.
“This has been one of our objectives and it has been extremely significant for Pakistan to perform so well here,” VP of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Khalid Rehmani.We crushed the Indian group that had exceptionally experienced players, who have been into wheelchair tennis for over 10 years. In the interim, our players have been playing wheelchair tennis for recent years as it were.”
In the primary singles elastic of the tie against India, Hussain lost to Durai Mariappan 6-0, 6-0 however in the subsequent singles match Abbasi outflanked Sathasivam Kannupayan 6-0, 6-0, to even out the bind 1-1 and pushing it to be settled on the pairs elastic.
Hussain and Abbasi crushed Indian pairs players 4-6, 7-5, 10-3 to seal the 2-1 win in the tie.
The capability occasion is highlighting groups from Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe, as they will need to book one of the four spots in men’s occasion as the World Team Cup, which will happen from May 2 in Portugal.Rehmani added that the agents from different nations were likewise amazed to see Pakistan play well, as the game just started appropriately in Pakistan as of late.
“We considered getting four wheelchairs from China and afterward we began to request that the intrigued players come for preliminaries and the reaction was overpowering. Many players appeared, however the key was to pick the ones who have chest area strength. From that point we picked 24-25 players and held customary camps extending 3-4 months every year to prepare them, and this is the outcome,” said Rehmani.
Rehmani added that a large portion of the players who attended the court dates were impacted by polio.
Rehmani added that the objective was to ensure that the players get worldwide openness that can motivate different players too.
One of the difficulties with wheelchair tennis in Pakistan is the absence of seats, yet over the most recent three years the Sindh Tennis Association roped in a neighborhood producer who made 15 seats for the tennis players.
Presently the objective is the Asian Games, while likewise figuring out how to work with particular mentors for the wheelchair tennis players all over the country.