Qatari Players Into 2nd Round of 2nd Qatar ITF Futures
09 Apr 2014
Qatar national team players, Moussa and Mubarak Shanan, have both qualified for the second round of doubles at the 2nd Qatar ITF Futures.
Moussa Shanan has partnered with Great Britain's Oliver Golding this week and the pair defeated the Slovakian team of Ivo Klec and Marek Semjan, 6-3, 3-6, 10-3, in the first round.
Mubarak Shanan and China's Zhang Zhou paired up to defeat Qatar's Al Al Sayegh and Sri Lanka's Nishan Nadarja in the first round, 6-1, 6-2.
Moussa and Mubarak will face each other across the net as the two doubles teams play against each other in the second set.
Moussa Shanan said of his first round win, "I am so happy with this win. It was not easy but my partner, Oliver, and I worked well together which helped us get through this round." He added, "I am looking forward to achieving better results this week as I was not very lucky last week when my partner had to withdraw." He pointed out the difficulty in gaining more ATP World Tour ranking points in doubles – as two match wins are needed to gain one ranking point.
The 2nd Qatar ITF Futures are being played through April 12th at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.