Faraz Khan, U.S. world No. 336, made the main draw of the Life Time Chicago Open, a U.S. Pro Series and Challenger 10K event, at Life Time Athletic in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Wednesday night.
Khan defeated Canada’s Nicholas Sachvie, world No. 171 and seventh seed for the qualifiers, in four games 4-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-5. In their first career match-up, Khan faces New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson, world No. 46 and second seed in the tournament, tonight at 8pm local time.
Andre Maur, Life Time Granx Prix Tour Director, noted that the most epic match of the qualifying finals was fought between Mexico’s Erik Tepos Valtierra, world No. 185, and Guatemala’s Josque Enriquez, world No. 171. The match lasted an overwhelming one-hundred-eighteen minutes, five incredibly close games, but the lower-ranked Valtierra recovered from 2-0 to win with a scoreline of 9-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-9.
The tournament runs from October 23-26. For more information, visit the Life Time Chicago Open tournament page.