The Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) will host the 2021 Australian Open qualifying for the first time at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex form January 10-13.
The qualifying will feature the participation of 128 with only 16 players to qualify to the main draw.
The tournament has been rescheduled to be held in Melbourne from Feb. 8-21 to ensure enough time for quarantine.
The QTF Board Member Karim Alami, said “It’s our pleasure to welcome all the players who will participate in Australian Open qualifying to be staged in Doha and we promise them with an exceptional experience which live up to Doha reputation as a major destination for world sports”
“Selecting Doha to host Australian open qualifying due to coronavirus pandemic reflects the global trust in Qatar’s abilities” he added.
Alami also stressed that the federation will do whatever does it take to ensure the safety of the players and to organize a risk-free event.
The world’s best players will compete for a record $71 million prize money at Australian Open 2021.