KHAN Aqeel < Back  
Sport Tennis
CGA Pakistan   
Gender Men
Born 30 Jan 1980 in Karachi, PAK
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Karachi, PAK
General Interest
Injuries In 2014 he suffered a shoulder injury. (thenews.com.pk, 06 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives His brothers Jalil and Yasir have played tennis professionally. (dunyanews.tv, 24 Feb 2018; pakpassion.net, 24 May 2013)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I only picked up a racket to evade ball boy duty, which my father made me do at Modern Club [in Karachi, Pakistan]. I hated doing that, so I kept playing. Gradually I developed an interest and did well."
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father. (pakpassion.net, 24 May 2013)
Hero / Idol Swedish tennis player Stefan Edberg. (pakpassion.net, 24 May 2013)
Awards and honours In 2014 he received the Presidentís Award for Pride of Performance in Pakistan. (tribune.com.pk, 15 Aug 2014)
Sport Specific Information
Handedness Right
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing tennis at about age 11 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Further Personal Information
Languages Urdu
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Water and Power Development Authority [WAPDA]: Pakistan
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." (Instagram profile, 12 Jul 2023)