March 11, 2019

1st Qatar Men’s ITF World Tennis Tour Concludes

The competitions of 1stQatar Men’s ITF World Tennis Tour concluded at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Sunday

The medal ceremony of both singles and doubles events were attended by Tareq Zainal; Secretary General and Saad Al Mohannadi; Tournament Director in addition to a number of the QTF officials and tennis fans in the state of Qatar

In doubles, Zizou Bergs of Belgium and Geoffrey Blancaneaux of France beat Arnaud Bovy of Belgium and Jesper De Jong of the Netherlands in the final match

In singles event, Frenchman Geoffrey Blancaneaux won the title afte defeating Jacob Grills of Australia

This is the first edition of the tournament is its new format adopted by the ITF to serve as the player pathway between the junior game and the elite levels of professional tennis

The launch of the tour is the culmination of a series of ITF reforms designed to support talented junior players in their progression to the senior game, and target the prize money effectively at professional tournaments to enable more players to make a living