Dec 022017
LAHORE: National tennis player Samir Iftikhar has been given a wild card entry into the Serena Hotels ITF Professional Championship to be held at the PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad.
Samir will arrive here on Sunday night from USA to compete in all three legs of the elite professional circuit where he is in the main draw due to his world ranking, accepted in the main draw of Begum Kalsoom ITF Futures being held from December 11 to 17.
Pakistan Tennis Federation President Salim Saif Ullah Khan provided travel grant to enable him compete and represent Pakistan in the elite events. Currently no Pakistan player is in the main draw and all top players accept for 2 Wild cards will be playing qualifying rounds.
Samir in his reply thanked Salim Saif Ullah. He said: “The President has always come forward to support me and it was due to his recommendation to Turkish federation for Wild card by which I earned my first World Ranking point.”

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