Qatar’s Amjad wins first career title

Syed Azlan Amjad has broken through on the PSA Challenger Tour to lift his first ever title, after he won the QSF 3 Open on home soil at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha.

Amjad has fond memories of the venue, as he was a wildcard at the 2019 PSA Men’s World Championship, held at the Khalifa Complex. The Qatari No.2 reached the second round of the Worlds last year.

In this Challenger Tour event, which was held for Qatari-based players only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 24-year-old was untroubled throughout, winning the tournament without dropping a game across his four matches.

That run culminated in him defeating Abdulrahma Al-Malki in straight games in the final on Wednesday afternoon. Amjad needed just 27 minutes to win the match against the tournament’s No.4 seed, having beaten the No.6 and No.8 seeds en route to the final.

The World No.112 takes home the first title of his fledgling career, winning in his 35th tournament on the Tour. His next appearance will be as a wildcard at the PSA Platinum Qatar Classic at the start of November, where he will be hoping to emulate his run from the World Championships at the same venue twelve months earlier.

Result – Final: QSF 3 Open

[1] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) bt [4] Abdulrahman Al-Malki (QAT) 3-0:

11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (27m)

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