Doha

Basilashvili Returns To Winners’ Circle In Doha

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 13, 2021 Nikoloz Basilashvili has captured his first title since 2019 by lifting the trophy of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. The unseeded Georgian defeated 2019 champion and fifth […]

Bautista Agut, Basilashvili Face Off In Doha Final

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 12, 2021 Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain and Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia will compete in Saturday’s singles final of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. Bautista Agut edged out No. […]

Basilashvili Ends Federer’s Comeback In Doha

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 11, 2021 Nikoloz Basilashvili upset three-time Doha champion and World No. 6 Roger Federer, who has played his first tournament since January 2020, on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.  The World N. 42 […]

405 Days Later – Federer Returns To Action In Doha

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 10, 2021 After a 13-month lay-off, Roger Federer has returned to the international tennis circuit. The 39-year-old Swiss maestro defeated Dan Evans in Wednesday’s second-round match of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-5. Federer was solid […]

Evans To Face Federer In Doha

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 9, 2021 Daniel Evans will be the first opponent of Swiss maestro Roger Federer in his comeback match at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. The 30-year-old Briton fought past French veteran Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in […]

Karatsev Sets Second-Round Clash With Thiem In Doha

DOHA/STARNBERG, March 8, 2021 Main draw action got underway on Monday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in Doha. Aslan Karatsev emerged victorious from the battle of the wild card entries with […]

This Week On The ATP Tour – CW10

STARNBERG, March 8, 2021 Roger Federer makes a welcome return to the ATP Tour after a 13-month absence at the 2021 Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. The three-time champion (2005-’06, ’11), who has undergone two right knee surgeries since his […]

Kvitova Now A Two-Time Doha Champion

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) For the second time in three years, Petra Kvitova and Garbiñe Muguruza met in the title match to decide the WTA’s Qatar Total Open singles championship. Unlike in 2018, when Kvitova fought back […]

Consistency Is Key To Kvitova’s Doha Success

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Coming into the semifinal round of the WTA 500 Qatar Total Open, the last four left competing in Doha included three Top 20 players – all former Grand Slam champions – and an […]

Fighting Pain, Azarenka Wills Way To Doha Win

DOHA/WASHINGTON, March 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Victoria Azarenka remained undefeated (4-0) against World No. 5 and top seed Elina Svitolina, but this time it wasn’t easy. The two-time Doha champion fought through physical pain in her back the entire […]