Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tennis superstar Aisam-ul-Haq’s book launched at Indus Valley School

Jumbo Editorial Team

Pakistan’s tennis superstar Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi launched his maiden book titled “Lessons Learnt from the Tennis Tour" at the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture in Clifton, Karachi, on February 22.

The book launch event was managed by Catwalk Event Management & Productions while Catalyst handled the PR of the book launching ceremony.

The book is beautifully designed and is printed in coffee table format. Regarded as one of Pakistan’s best-known international sportsmen, Aisam has been a superb ambassador of the sport and country, presenting a clean-cut image of Pakistan through his persona.

Speaking on the occasion, the tennis star said that he has gained a lot from his experiences on the international tennis tour, which is the prime reason behind his decision to write a book. He also shared various anecdotes and memorable incidents of his tennis life with his fans. He hailed his parents and his coach Robert Davis, who co-authored the book.

The 31-year-old Aisam, currently placed at number nine in the world doubles rankings, remained hopeful that youngsters will learn from his experiences which he has shared in his book titled ‘Lessons learnt from the tennis tour.’

“No Pakistani player has ever featured in Olympic tennis. It is one of my greatest dreams to be able to play in the Olympics,” Aisam, who recently helped Pakistan win their Davis Cup match against Lebanon in Beirut, observed.

He is the only Pakistani to have reached a Grand Slam final, having achieved the feat at the 2010 US Open when he made to the finals of the men’s doubles and mixed doubles events with India’s Rohan Boppana and Czech Republic’s Kveta Peschke respectively.

If he manages to remain in the top-ten till the end of May this year, then there are bright chances that Aisam and his compatriot Aqeel Khan will qualify to represent Pakistan at the men’s doubles event of the Olympic Games 2012 in London this summer.

1 comment:

  1. face of Pakistan .true hero of millions of young Pakistanis.