Preview of ATP Qatar Exxon Mobil Open in Doha from December 31st 2018 to 5th January 2019
The opening of the 2019 ATP Tour season begins as usual with the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open from Doha in the Middle East and this year sees newly crowned World No.1 Novak Djokovic competing
Many of the ATP’s greatest players have opened their seasons at the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open. Roger Federer, Andy Murray & Rafael Nadal have won multiple titles at this event, with Nadal’s haul including the 2014 singles title and four doubles crowns (2005, ’09, ’11 and ’15). Djokovic won back-to-back titles in 2016 and ’17. This year Djokovic returns to try and add a third title to his name but Dominic Thiem and Karen Khachanov will both be hoping to stop him!
Where is the tournament held?
The ATP Qatar Exxon Mobil Open is competed for at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar, Middle East
What dates does the tournament run?
December 31st, 2018 until January 5th, 2019
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The surface is outdoor hard courts
How many players and how many seeds are in the tournament?
There are a total of 32 men in the singles and there will be 8 seeded players
What is the prize money and how many ATP ranking points are available?
The tournament is an ATP 250 which means that the winner receives 250 ATP World Ranking points, with the complete breakdown of points and prize money awarded as follows:
Who is the reigning Champion?
In 2018, Gael Monfils won the tournament beating Andrey Rublev in the final 6-2, 6-3
Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?
You can buy tickets online by clicking here
How can I follow the tournament without going there?
To watch the live scores of every match in this tournament as they happen you can use the Tennishead exclusive Live Scores service here. You can also follow this tournament on their official Twitter here
Who has entered the 2019 tournament draw? (This may change nearer the time depending on injuries)
So far the tournament entries are as follows:
Basilashvili, Nikoloz GEO
Jarry, Nicolas CHI
Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP
Khachanov, Karen RUS
Berrettini, Matteo ITA
Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER
Cecchinato, Marco ITA
Kukushkin, Mikhail KA
Copil, Marius ROU
Lajovic, Dusan SRB
Djokovic, Novak SRB
Lopez, Feliciano ESP
Dzumhur, Damir BIH
Mannarino, Adrian FRA
Fucsovics, Marton HUN
Pella, Guido ARG
Gasquet, Richard FRA
Ramos-Vinolas, Albert ESP
Goffin, David BEL
Seppi, Andreas ITA
Gojowczyk, Peter GER
Thiem, Dominic AUT
Haase, Robin NED
Verdasco, Fernando ESP
Herbert, Pierre-Hugues FRA