Pakistan No.1 Asim Khan will today play compatriot Farhan Mehboob in the semi-finals of the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) International Squash Championships being staged at Pakistan Navy Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex in Karachi, Pakistan.

Second seed Asim Khan beat Sajad Zareian 12-14 9-11 11-5 11-6 11-6 in his opening match and defeated Rui Soares of Portugal 6-11 4-11 11-1 11-8 11-9 in a high-quality 60 minute quarter-final.

Men’s CNS International 2018, Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, Karachi, Pakistan

Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Challenger

Semi-Finals:

[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) v [7] Shahjahan Khan (PAK)

[2] Asim Khan (PAK) v [3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK)

Quarter-Finals:

[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt [1] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 9-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-6 (45m)

[7] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [4] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 5-11, 12-10, 11-3, 11-2 (30m)

[3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [9/16] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) 11-2, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4 (28m)

[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bt [5] Rui Soares (POR) 6-11, 4-11, 11-1, 11-8, 11-9 (60m)

2nd Round:

[1] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) 11-4, 11-8, 11-5 (21m)

[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt [8] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 (26m)

[7] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Farhan Zaman (PAK) 15-13, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 (40m)

[4] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt [9/16] Amaad Fareed (PAK) 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 (23m)

[3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [9/16] Henry Leung (HKG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 (25m)

[9/16] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) bt [6] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) 11-6, 12-10, 11-8 (36m)

[5] Rui Soares (POR) bt Zahir Shah (PAK) 11-1, 11-8, 12-10 (21m)

[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bt Sajad Zareian (IRI) 12-14, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 (52m)

1st Round:

[1] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bye

[9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt [WC] Faraz Muhammad (PAK) 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 (25m)

[9/16] Youssef Ibrahim (EGY) bt [WC] Owais Rasheed (PAK) 11-8, 11-2, 11-8 (19m)

[8] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bye

[7] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) bye

[9/16] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (19m)

[9/16] Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt Ryan Pasqual (MAS) 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 (24m)

[4] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bye

[3] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bye

[9/16] Henry Leung (HKG) bt Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 (50m)

[9/16] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) bt Navid Maleksabet (IRI) 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (24m)

[6] Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bye

[5] Rui Soares (POR) bye

Zahir Shah (PAK) bt [9/16] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) 11-6, 15-13, 11-7 (28m)

Sajad Zareian (IRI) bt [9/16] Wong Chi Him (HKG) 6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 (29m)

[2] Asim Khan (PAK) bye

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