Tennis: Top local Shaheed Alam given wild card for Singapore Open qualifiers

Shaheed, who is serving his national service and trains about four hours a day, usually plays on the ITF World Tour, two tiers below the main ATP Tour.
Shaheed, who is serving his national service and trains about four hours a day, usually plays on the ITF World Tour, two tiers below the main ATP Tour.PHOTO: SHAHEED ALAM/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Having featured in the 2015 SEA Games and 2019 Davis Cup on home soil, Shaheed Alam is no stranger to big tennis matches in front of a home crowd.

But Singapore's highest-ranked ATP player will face his biggest test on Saturday (Feb 20) at the OCBC Arena when he competes in the first qualifying round of next week's ATP 250 Singapore Tennis Open - and probably without a crowd cheering him on.

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