Thursday, September 9, 2010

AISAM-UL-HAQ QURESHI - DDQ - Double Doubles Qureshi

Was it a 'D' Day for Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi when he, with his Czech parter Kveta Peschke defeated the rival pair in the Semis of US Open Mixed Doubles? 

OR - when he and Rohan Bhopanna of India defeated the opponents in the Semis of Men's Doubles last night?

OR - perhaps is it still to come on Friday when he would be making history, though he has already made it by moving into the Final of two doubles of doubles, by defeating the opponents in the Final of Mixed Doubles?

To me and back at home to millions of Pakistanis, including millions of flood-affected people, he has already become a real hero of his own class in the sense that no State support could be tagged with his success.

I give him the nick name 'DDQ', Double Doubles Qureshi.  Maybe someday he could acknowledge it in person.

People in three countries, Pakistan and all expatriates abroad, India and Czech Republic, would be wishing him success along with his two partners in two different Finals.

We, Pakistanis, wish his two partners the same achievement of historical success with him.  Winning the Finals of this year's US Open would be a landmark victory of their career too, for whenever someone looks for records set by a Pakistani in the US Open, their names and faces would also pop up from behind either shoulder of Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, DDQ.

All eyes are set now on his first match, with Kveta Peschke, against Liezel Huber (USA) {1} / Bob Bryan (USA) {1}in Arthur Ashe Stadium in the Final of Mixed Doubles tonight.

All the best DDQ!

Saalik Siddikki

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