Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi hopes sister act can lead to victory

London: Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi admits that playing at Wimbledon with a mixed doubles partner who has a twin sister can often leave him seeing double, but he's happy to remain bamboozled if it brings him and his country a first Grand Slam title.

Qureshi teamed up with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok at Roland Garros and they immediately clicked, reaching the semi-finals despite only squeezing into the draw at the last minute.

However, he admitted that with Nadiia also having twin sister Lyudmyla playing on the tour, it can lead to some embarrassing moments.

"At Roland Garros, I thought I saw her in the gym and I said 'hey, partner, how's it going?' She said 'I'm not your partner, it's the other one'," the 39-year-old Qureshi told AFP.

"Now I see the differences between the two although it's tough to tell how I know they are different. "It's just the look and you kind of sense it. Maybe it's the way they greet me, I can sense straight away who my partner is."

Qureshi's recent fortunes have been inter-linked with the Ukrainian sisters. He said that when they originally planned to play in Paris, they were just one spot off the cut after Lyudmyla decided to play with Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.

Ironically, Gonzalez is Qureshi's partner in the men's doubles on the tour. "He had no one to play mixed with so Lyudmyla signed with him, so one sister kicked the other one out.

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