March 7, 2021

Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021 Kicks Off Tomorrow

What a fantastic season for tennis lovers in Qatar as action resumes tomorrow on the courts of Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex with the first day of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021 – the multiple award-winning Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour series held since 1993.
As expected, some of the best players on the planet will showcase their stuff in Doha, with US Open defending champion and World No.4 Dominic Thiem leading a star cast that includes 20 Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer. Defending champion Andrey Rublev, two-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka, a finalist at the 2008 event, Gael Monfils, Denis Shapovalov, 2019 champion Roberto Bautista Agut and Borna Coric are also in the fray this year.
Everything is set to host the star-event, which will be held until March 13, with the necessary makeovers and arrangements done in preparation for the week-long event, which has become a signature event on Qatar’s sporting calendar.
Understandably, this year’s tournament is being held under very strict health and safety conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the health authorities, the organising committee is not relenting in its efforts to ensure a hitch-free tournament.
For fans who intend to see their favourite players in action, tickets can be purchased online at on a first-come, first-served basis due to the limitations in the number of attendees.
Tournament Director Karim Alami, said, “It is such a delight to witness another edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, which is being held against all the odds. This year’s event promises to be as great, if not greater, than the previous editions despite the obvious global challenges, and we believe the players are ready to give their best. I believe the fans are equally excited to enjoy another session of world-class tennis. I wish everyone all the best at the tournament.”
A total of $787,930 total prize-money are up for grabs at the six-day tournament, featuring 32 players in the singles and 16 teams in the doubles.
With the result of the draw ceremony held on Saturday, all the top-four seeds would have to wait until the second round before they felt the courts at the ultra-modern complex as they all got first-round byes.