Khwaja Saeed Hai

Khwaja Saeed Hai (born 5 March 1930 in British India) is the former Pakistan number one tennis player, and the first Pakistani tennis player to reach the main draw of a Grand Slam through qualifying matches. He featured in the main draw of three successiveWimbledon Championships from 1954 through 1956, and reached the third round of French Open. He also played in the U.S. Openin 1958 and 1964, and played in the Davis Cup for Pakistan.

He studied at the Aligarh Muslim University where he honed his skills. In Wimbledon he played men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Apart from playing in the Davis Cup, he has captained Pakistan’s Davis Cup team 32 times with results that have not been achieved by any other captain from the country.

When the French Tennis Federation celebrated 100 years of French Championship at Roland Garros, they built a commemorative wall displaying the names of players who had done well during the championship which included the name of Saeed Hai.

Saeed Hai is also the founder President of the International club whose head office is in England. Membership is only open for Grand Slam and Davis Cup players.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) awarded him with a gold medal at their annual general meeting held in Lausnne (Switzerland) before 300 delegates from 198 affiliated associations of ITF including Pakistan.

Saeed Hai created a world record by killing a bird with his service during West of England Tennis Championship. This incident had never happened in the history of tennis or since.[citation needed]

Khwaja Saeed Hai is the current Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) and a sports legend in the country.[citation needed]

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