Karachi: Famend legend and father of Pakistan’s Tennis Khawaja Saeed Hai handed away on the age of 91 in Karachi on Wednesday afternoon.
Khawaja Saeed Hai was born on March 5, 1930 in Aligarh, India and began his training from there and acquired his greater training from Aligarh College. He belonged to the household of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
Former Pakistan primary Khawaja Saeed Hai was the primary Pakistani tennis star to succeed in the primary draw after profitable the Grand Slam qualifying spherical.
He performed in the primary spherical of the Wimbledon Championships in 1955 and 1956 and certified for the second spherical of the French Open.
In Wimbledon, he performed males’s singles, males’s doubles and combined doubles. He additionally performed within the U.S. Open in 1964.
Aside from taking part in within the Davis Cup, he has captained Pakistan’s Davis Cup group 32 instances with outcomes that haven’t been achieved by some other captain from the nation.
Khawaja’s identify was inducted when the French Tennis Federation celebrated 100 years of French Championship at Roland Garros, they constructed a commemorative wall displaying the names of gamers who had performed effectively throughout the championship.
He’s additionally the founder President of the Worldwide membership whose head workplace is in England. Membership is just open for Grand Slam and Davis Cup gamers.
The Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) awarded him with a gold medal at their annual common assembly held in Lausnne (Switzerland) earlier than 300 delegates from 198 affiliated associations of ITF together with Pakistan.