Dhaka: Pakistan’s Syed Nofil Kaleem beat Hussain Robel in a straight set 6- 2, 6- 2 to win his first ever under-14, Asian Tennis Championship series at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Nofil avenging from his earlier defeat where he lost 7-6, 0-6, 5-7 in earlier ATF final crushed his opponent in direct sets. Nofil, winning his first International Tennis tournament, was thrilled, jubilant with all praise for his level III coach Kamran Khalil who had been intensely conducting coaching sessions for the youngster.
Nofil earlier finished 3rd and 5th in ATF series held in Colombo from 1st Sept to 14th in Colombo, and performing remarkably also won his first ever double tournament. Reaching Dhaka, participating in two ATF under- 14 ATF series, he finished fourth in both the tournament double features and runners- up in the first.
Nofil first international win had brought pleasant news back home among ardent tennis followers. A lad, who had recently turned 13, and student from Beacon House class VII is ranked No. 1 in Pakistan and 15 in Asia presently is likely to be elevated to among first five in ATF by the end of the year.
Nofil known for his aggressive play, passionate zeal thriving with international success had raised the Nation flag high and made all of us proud in era of skepticism. He would be flying from Dhaka to Bangkok for two ATF series to commence from 1st Oct to 14thOct 2012. The talented boy needs a pat from the president and the prime minister to ensure his continues success.