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The Qatar Open, currently known as the Qatar ExxonMobil Open for sponsorship reasons, is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour. It is held annually in January at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar, since 1993.

Qatar Open
Qatar ExxonMobil Open logo.jpg
Tournament information
Founded1993; 26 years ago (1993)
LocationDoha
Qatar
VenueKhalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
CategoryATP World Series
(1993–97)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–current)
SurfaceHard - outdoors
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$1,386,665 (2017)
Websiteqatartennis.org
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesSpain Roberto Bautista Agut
Men's doublesBelgium David Goffin
France Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Past finalsEdit

RecordsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1993   Boris Becker   Goran Ivanišević 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–5
1994   Stefan Edberg   Paul Haarhuis 6–3, 6–2
1995   Stefan Edberg (2)   Magnus Larsson 7–6(7–4), 6–1
1996   Petr Korda   Younes El Aynaoui 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
1997   Jim Courier   Tim Henman 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
1998   Petr Korda (2)   Fabrice Santoro 6–0, 6–3
1999   Rainer Schüttler   Tim Henman 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
2000   Fabrice Santoro   Rainer Schüttler 3–6, 7–5, 3–0 ret.
2001   Marcelo Ríos   Bohdan Ulihrach 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
2002   Younes El Aynaoui   Félix Mantilla 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2003   Stefan Koubek   Jan-Michael Gambill 6–4, 6–4
2004   Nicolas Escudé   Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2005   Roger Federer   Ivan Ljubičić 6–3, 6–1
2006   Roger Federer (2)   Gaël Monfils 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2007   Ivan Ljubičić   Andy Murray 6–4, 6–4
2008   Andy Murray   Stanislas Wawrinka 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2009   Andy Murray (2)   Andy Roddick 6–4, 6–2
2010   Nikolay Davydenko   Rafael Nadal 0–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4
2011   Roger Federer (3)   Nikolay Davydenko 6–3, 6–4
2012   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   Gaël Monfils 7–5, 6–3
2013   Richard Gasquet   Nikolay Davydenko 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2014   Rafael Nadal   Gaël Monfils 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2015   David Ferrer   Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 7–5
2016   Novak Djokovic   Rafael Nadal 6–1, 6–2
2017   Novak Djokovic (2)   Andy Murray 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
2018   Gaël Monfils   Andrey Rublev 6–2, 6–3
2019   Roberto Bautista Agut   Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1993   Boris Becker
  Patrik Kühnen
  Shelby Cannon
  Scott Melville
6–2, 6–4
1994   Olivier Delaître
  Stephane Simian
  Shelby Cannon
  Byron Talbot
6–3, 6–3
1995   Stefan Edberg
  Magnus Larsson
  Andrei Olhovskiy
  Jan Siemerink
7–6, 6–2
1996   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3
1997   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Patrik Fredriksson
  Magnus Norman
6–3, 6–2
1998   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
  Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1999   Alex O'Brien
  Jared Palmer
  Piet Norval
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
2000   Mark Knowles (2)
  Max Mirnyi
  Alex O'Brien
  Jared Palmer
6–3, 6–4
2001   Mark Knowles (3)
  Daniel Nestor
  Juan Balcells
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 6–1
2002   Donald Johnson
  Jared Palmer (2)
  Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2003   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
  Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 7–6(10–8)
2004   Martin Damm (2)
  Cyril Suk (2)
  Stefan Koubek
  Andy Roddick
6–2, 6–4
2005   Albert Costa
  Rafael Nadal
  Andrei Pavel
  Mikhail Youzhny
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2006   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi (2)
  Christophe Rochus
  Olivier Rochus
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2007   Nenad Zimonjić
  Mikhail Youzhny
  Martin Damm
  Leander Paes
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2008   Philipp Kohlschreiber
  David Škoch
  Jeff Coetzee
  Wesley Moodie
6–4, 4–6, [11–9]
2009   Marc López
  Rafael Nadal (2)
  Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
2010   Guillermo García-López
  Albert Montañés
  František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
2011   Marc López (2)
  Rafael Nadal (3)
  Daniele Bracciali
  Andreas Seppi
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2012   Filip Polášek
  Lukáš Rosol
  Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
2013   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Julian Knowle
  Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–4
2014   Tomáš Berdych
  Jan Hájek
  Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–4
2015   Juan Mónaco
  Rafael Nadal (4)
  Julian Knowle
  Philipp Oswald
6–3, 6–4
2016   Feliciano López
  Marc López (3)
  Philipp Petzschner
  Alexander Peya
6–4, 6–3
2017   Jérémy Chardy
  Fabrice Martin
  Vasek Pospisil
  Radek Štěpánek
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2018   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
  Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
6–2, 7–6(8–6)
2019   David Goffin
  Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Robin Haase
  Matwé Middelkoop
5–7, 6–4, [10–4]

Season OpenerEdit

The Qatar Open has been the site of the ceremonial opening of the ATP World Tour season since 2009. That year saw Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (then-World No. 1 and 2, respectively) kick off the season on a tennis court situated on a boat off Doha Bay. The following year saw the duo return, this time playing on a "magic carpet" tennis court in the Souq Waqif.[1] In 2011, the two came back and opened the new season on a court laid in the water of Doha Bay.[2] The 2012 season was once again launched by both Federer and Nadal. This time, they played on a tennis court in the Katara amphitheatre at sunset, amidst more than 4000 burning Roman candles.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federer, Nadal Kick Off 2010 ATP World Tour in Doha". ATPWorldTour.com. January 3, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. ^ "Nadal, Federer Launch 2011 ATP World Tour Season". ATPWorldTour.com. January 2, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  3. ^ "Nadal and Federer Light Up 2012 Season". ATPWorldTour.com. January 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

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