DOHA, December 26, 2017
This year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open will run from 1 to 6 January 2018 at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex and will include some of the world’s top players like defending champion Novak Djokovic, World No. 5 Dominic Thiem, Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic.
Djokovic, who successfully defended his title last year by defeating new world no.1 Andy Murray in three sets, will be hoping to make it three victories in a row in Doha
Tsonga Forced To Withdraw
2012 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled out of the ATP 250 event due to wrist injury. The 32-year-old Frenchman was supposed to make his fourth appearance in the desert.
World No. 82 Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany is currently the last player to enter the main draw directly.
Tournament Director Karim Alami said, “We are delighted to once again bring some of the world best players to Qatar for another rounds of sensational tennis at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
“We’ve always been passionate about organizing the best tournament and we have been consistent in achieving this. The 2018 Qatar ExxonMobil Open is once again parading some of the strongest field in its category which is a proof of our commitment over the years.”