Aisam’s speech (US Open 2010)

Aisam-ul-Haq, the Pakistani tennis player, who gained fame after once defeating Roger Federer, recently made it to the US Open 2010 (Men’s Doubles). He partnered with India’s Bopana to shine as runner-ups in the tournament. Their collaboration, amidst tense politics between India and Pakistan, emerges as a ray of hope and peace for the region.

Here is a video clip of their post-match ceremony speeches and those of the Bryan brothers (winner, US Open 2010, Men’s Doubles). Aisam-ul-Haq and Bopana both accepted that this partnership shows that the citizens of the region are aiming to promote peace and bridge the political differences that have arisen since Pakistan and India’s inception. Aisam-ul-Haq wished his fellow Pakistanis a happy eid and gave a message to the world that Pakistanis are not terrorists and want peace as much as the rest of the world does. He also thanked the Bryan brothers for contributing to the relief efforts for survivors of Pakistan Floods 2010.

Someone tweeted “The Bryan brothers won the US Open Men’s Doubles final but Aisam won the hearts of the crowd.”

Watch the video: