The draw ceremony for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2013 was held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Four Seasons Doha. In attendance were Nasser Al Khelaifi, President QTF; Bart Cahir, President and General Manager, ExxonMobil; Karim Alami, Tournament Director; Saad Al Mohannadi, Assistant Tournament Director; and Tariq Darwish Zainal, Assistant Secretary General QTF. They were joined by top players Richard Gasquet, Feliciano Lopez and Nikolay Davydenko. Tournament referee, Cedric Mourier, hosted the draw which was attended by local and international press.
Following the draw ceremony, Nasser Al Khelaifi and Bart Cahir held a press conference announcing the 19th consecutive year of ExxonMobil being the title sponsor of the esteemed ATP World Tour 250 event. “The Qatar ExxonMobil Open has stood as one of the premier sporting events in Qatar for more than two decades, consistently attracting some of the biggest stars in the world of tennis while shining a spotlight on Doha,” said Bart Cahir. Nasser Al Khelaifi added, "This is the 21st year of the tournament and this sponsorship enables us to continue to deliver a high quality event for both players and attendees and helps elevate the profile of tennis in Qatar."