Davis Cup by Rakuten: World Group-I Play-Off Tie – PAKISTAN BEAT LITHUANIA 3-2

Pakistan beat Lithuania 3-2 and remained in the World Group-I.

On the first day 4th March 2022, In Match 1, Pakistan No. Mr AQEEL KHAN beat Laurynas GRIGELIS by 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. In the 2nd Match, MUHAMMAD SHOAIB lost to RICARDAS BERANKIS by 4-6, 7-6, 4-6.

On the second day, Pakistan doubles team Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan defeated the Lithuanian duo of Ricardas Berankis and Laurynas Gricelis in an exciting and well-contested three-set match 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5, building a 2-1 lead in the tie. In the first reverse singles, the number one player of the Pakistan Team Aqeel Khan played against World No.86 Ricardas Berankis. Ricardas beat Aqeel Khan in the best match of the day in three thrilling sets 7-6(4), 6-7(6) 6-4 to level the tie 2-all. In the deciding match, Pakistan Team changed the nomination and playing captain Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi decided to play the final match against the World Junior No.8 Edas Butvilas. Aisam was in fine touch and displayed a world-class serve and volley game and beat him in straight-set 6-4 7-6(2).

Mr Salim Saifullah Khan President-PTF felicitated the Pakistan team on their thrilling win.


Pakistan Tennis Federation