Malik, Hameed upset top seeds, set up all-Pakistan showdown in ITF Masters Final

03:17 PM | 23 Nov, 2023
Malik, Hameed upset top seeds, set up all-Pakistan showdown in ITF Masters Final

Pakistan’s senior tennis maestros Rashid Malik and Hameed-ul-Haq upset top seeds in their respec­tive semifinals to secure their places in the final of the ITF Masters Champi­onship in Pattaya, Thai­land. The stage is now set for an all-Pakistan final showdown, scheduled for today (Thursday).

Rashid Malik delivered a remarkable performance by upsetting the top seed and former world No. 2, currently ranked No. 12, Simon Arms of Australia, with a commanding 6-1, 6-1 victory. Reflecting on his triumph, Malik stat­ed, “It was a tough match against the top seed, but the score may suggest otherwise. Thanks to Al­mighty, I utilized my vast experience and skills to outclass my opponent in straight sets.”

Addressing the prospect of an all-Pakistan final against his former team­mate Hameed ul Haq, Ma­lik expressed anticipation for a competitive match. “We played together since childhood, and it will be a good match. The one who plays better will win the title,” he remarked. When asked about his future goals, Malik shared, “I am preparing well, and my eyes are on winning the ITF Masters World Cham­pionship in Mexico.”

Hameed-ul-Haq show­cased his prowess in the semifinals against Pe­ter Schubert of Germany (World Ranking 70), secur­ing a 6-0, 7-6 victory. While comfortably winning the first set 6-0, Hameed faced resilient opposition in the second set, ultimately prevailing in a tough 7-6 battle. The finals, featur­ing both Rashid Malik and Hameed-ul-Haq, promise a riveting display of tennis skill and strategy.

In the 65+ doubles cat­egory, the Pakistani-Jap­anese duo of Waqar Nisar and Kazuhico Imahashi faced a quarterfinal defeat against Shay Abramovich (Israel) and Robert Mc­Guigan, with a scoreline of 3-6, 7-5, 6-10.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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