Asiam-Bopanna to feature in Legg Mason Classic


Pakistan’s top tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Indian doubles partner Rohan Bopanna will play in the first round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The Indo-Pak pair will face Mark Knowles from the Bahamas and Xavier Malisse of Belarus.
This event will serve as a warm-up for the duo as they prepare for the upcoming US Open grand slam. Last year the duo reached the finals of the men’s doubles at the US Open. Aisam donates to flood victims: Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi’s Foundation teamed up with ATP Aces for Charity to donate $10,000 to the 2010 flood victims of Pakistan and supported the United Nations Development Programme’s flood recovery activities in the country. Qureshi, ranked ninth in the ATP doubles rankings, showed his caring side by going to the flood affected areas in the country. His foundation co-ordinated with the ATP Aces for Charity to grant donation to the flood affected areas in Pakistan.
“I am deeply impressed by the resilience and self-help spirit of the community,” said Aisam. This is not the first time the affected areas received donation through tennis star. Bryan Brothers, ranked number one in the South African Airways ATP World Tour doubles rankings, contributed a similar amount. The Pakistani star is an active participant in these types of activities. He looks after the poor and the needy of the country and donated many times at natural disaster hit areas through his foundation. When the earthquake hit Pakistan in 2006, he raised funds and was an active member in the relief campaign.