The Qatar ExxonMobil is Back
14 Jul 2010
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open, one of the most prestigious tournaments in professional men’s tennis is back in Doha for another edition.  Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 is set to take place from the 4th - 9th of January 2010 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. The event is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and is the first tournament of the year, giving players the opportunity to get a good footing on the circuit before traveling to the Australian Open, held two weeks later in Melbourne Australia. Next January Qatar will have the privilege to witness the power of players such as: World No.1 Roger Federer, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, World No.7 Russian Nickolay Davydenko, and World No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga among many others who will come to Doha this January to battle for the trophy and a share of the $1024000 in prize money.
“Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a great opportunity we have every year to organize a tennis tournament of the highest standards which makes very happy and proud. Having players of the caliber of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal playing in our courts during the next Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 it’s really an honor. We are giving our best to make this Tournament memorable”, said Mr. Nasser Ghanim Al Khelaifi, President of the Qatar Tennis Federation.
“Since 1993 we have staged the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and every year we try to make the event bigger and better. For this edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 we have confirmed the participation of World No.1 Roger Federer, World No.2 Rafael Nadal, World No. 7 Russian Nickolay Davydenko, and World No. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga which is very exciting and encouraging to make us work harder and look forward to January”, said Mr. Karim Alami, Tournament Director.
"Through ExxonMobil's unwavering support of education, health and other
major initiatives, we strive to create a positive and enduring impact in
the State of Qatar. Sports is a key component of health and well-being of
the people of Qatar, and as the Official Partner of the Qatar ExxonMobil
Open, we commend and share the vision of the Qatari leadership of promoting
sports to improve the quality of life of its citizens. ", said Mr. Alex Dodds, Present &
Country Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar Incorporated.
The Main Draw for the 2010 edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open will start on Monday January 4th and the final will be held on Saturday January 9th. The Qualifying event for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2010 will take place between 2nd and 3rd of January 2010.
Matches are scheduled to start from Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm, while the Doubles Final is scheduled for Friday the 8th of January at 4:00pm and the Singles Final on Saturday the 9th of January at 6:00pm. Four matches will be played daily at the center court and many more at the outside courts of the Stadium.
There will be 32 players in the main draw while the Doubles will consist in 16 teams.
Since 1993 Doha has been part of the ATP World Tour and has staged every year the Qatar ExxonMobil Open which has become one of the most prestigious tournaments in the tennis circuit. Qatar ExxonMobil Open represents a long time partnership with the Energy Company ExxonMobil taking the sport to new heights and bringing the community of Qatar the finest tennis and entertainment. 
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded integrated petroleum and natural gas company. They operate facilities and market products around the world, and explore for oil and natural gas on six continents. They lead the industry in almost every aspect of the energy and petrochemical business. ExxonMobil Qatar Inc. (EMQI) is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation and is the interface point within Qatar for all ExxonMobil affiliated activities.