Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2013 Gala Dinner at Four Seasons
31 Dec 2012
Monday, December 31, 2012 – Doha, Qatar – Before the action on court began for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2013, the players took time to unwind and enjoy at the annual player gala dinner. It was held at 7:30pm at the Al Mirqab Ballroom at the Four Seasons Doha. This year’s event celebrated 21 years of men’s professional tennis in Doha.
In attendance were Qatar Tennis Federation President, Nasser Al Khelaifi; Secretary General, Yousef Al-Obaidly; Assistant Secretary General, Tariq Darwish Zainal; Executive Director, Saad Al Mohannadi; Tournament Director, Karim Alami, and VIP guests from ExxonMobil Qatar, Inc. and other sponsors. Special guests included football players from Paris St. Germain, who are currently in Doha for a training camp. Speeches were made by Nasser Al Khelaifi and ExxonMobil Qatar, Inc. President, Bart Cahir.
No. 1 seededplayer, Spain’s David Ferrer joined all his fellow seeds onstage, including Richard Gasquet, Jeremy Chardy and Philipp Kohlschreiber to kick-off the start of the tournament. Singles and doubles players were all there to enjoy an evening with sponsors, guests and VIPs. The dinner was invite-only and has always been ahighlight for the players coming to the tournament. Tournament Master of Ceremonies, Andrew Krasny, was on hand to be the MC for the gala dinner as well. Entertainment included music by Doha Jazz, a paint expert, dancers, and a trivia quiz with prizes for lucky winners who answered questions about the past 21 years of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.