Early in the year, before his string of successful doubles outings, Pakistanâ€™s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi made a goal of breaking into the top 20 of the Association of Tennis Professionals Menâ€™s Doubles rankings by the end of the year. Well, that goal has now been reached. Qureshi is now up to number 19 in the doubles rankings as of this week. And, he and his partner, Indiaâ€™s Rohan Bopanna, remain at number 6 in the team doubles rankings.
In addition, a photograph of the duo has been nominated for the Peace and Sport Award by the Peace And Sport Organization. The photo is that of Qureshi and Bopanna speaking with the Indian and Pakistani ambassadors to the United Nations after their semifinal victory at the U.S. Open last month in New York City. The ambassadors had been invited by the ATP. The winner of the award will be announced on December 2nd.