KP’s promising Tennis star Humza Roman selected in Jr. U14 Davis Cup for Sri Lanka

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PESHAWAR
Pakistan’s top ranking promising Hamza Roman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa named in the Pakistan National team to represent the country in the forthcoming International Junior U14 Davis Cup Tennis Tournament to be commencing from February 14, 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The team comprised Hamza Roman, Ihtisham Hamayun and Hasnain Ali Rizwan. When contacted Hamza Roman told APP that the Pakistan team will leave for Sri Lanka on February 11, 2022.
“I am working hard under the coach Asim Shafique and currently in the national camp at Islamabad. He said he had topped the trials and selected on merit for which he is doing his training in three different sessions.
He said the trial was held in Islamabad and with the grace of Almighty Allah he was selected on merit. He said his coach Asim Shafique is giving him tough training in Islamabad. He said it is an honor that Coach Asim Shafique, a level-III, the highest level, a coach has in Pakistan, imparting training to the players.
He said recently he won National Benazir Bhutto Tennis Cup besides winning gold medal in the
ITF Tennis Tournament in U12 category for Pakistan held in Kazakhstan for the first time in Game history. The team, he said, played well and he won his single gold medal besides playing excellent in the doubles as well.
“We defeated top seeded players of India in the semi-final before winning the final against host Kazakhstan. India was top seeded, Kazakhstan was second seeded and Pakistan was seed seven in the tournament wherein eight top teams participated but we won the gold medal.
A consistent winner Hamza also won five national tournaments out of a total seven so far played recently and got runners-up position in the other two tournaments. He also defeated top seeded player of India in the Singles and played a key role in the Team’s doubles event as well. He said Sir Asim Shafique is a very good coach and at the highest level so far in Pakistan.
He said: “I am feeling proud when Aamir Malik and top Davis Cupper international tennis stars of Pakistan Aisam Ul Haq and Aqeel Khan hosted a reception in his honor and for the honor of other team players.
“We have learned a lot from Aqeel Khan, Asim Shafique and other tennis stars of Pakistan.
He also lauded former Secretary Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Abid Majeed, former Directors General Sports Junaid Khan and Asfandyar Khan Khattak who extended all out support to him and his ailing father coach Roman Gul. He said Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan who announced Rs. 0.2 million prize for him when he won the gold medal in Kazakhstan for Pakistan but he did not receive the same amount and a request in this connection was also made to the newly posted Director General Sports KP Khalid Khan.
He also appreciated Secretary Pakistan Tennis Federation Col. Gul Rehman, President Pakistan Tennis Federation Saleem Saif UIlah Khan for giving him and other junior tennis players much needed international exposure that is why Pakistan is winning various tournaments at international level.
He expressed the hope that he would win the forthcoming International Junior U14 Davis Cup Tennis Tournament and would keep the national flag.