KARACHI: Eighth seed Aisam and his partner Jean Julein Rojer lost to the second seed Bryan brothers in the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, which is being played from August 12-19.
The duo lost their important match to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 4-6, 6-4, 10-4, which dashed their hopes of reaching the semifinal of this ATP 1000 master’s tournament.
It is worth adding here that last year too Aisam lost in the quarter-finals of this event, when he had partnered with Indian Rohan Bopanna. This was the second last tournament for Aisam and Rojer before they appear in the US Open.
Now, the pair is to appear in the Winston-Salem Open, USA, to be played from August 19-25.
This ATP World Tour 250 tournament is held one week before the US Open. In 2011, Aisam and Bopanna were No 1 seed in this tournament but surprisingly they lost straight sets to the unseeded pair of Lukas Dlouhy and Horia Tecau in the very first round.