Qatar Open (tennis)
|Venue||Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex|
|Category||ATP World Series
ATP International Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
|Surface||Outdoor / Hard|
|Men's singles||Rafael Nadal|
|Men's doubles|| Tomáš Berdych
The Qatar Open, currently known as the Qatar ExxonMobil Open for sponsorship reasons, is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour. It is held annually in January at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar, since 1993.
- Most singles titles: 3,
- Roger Federer (2005, 2006, 2011)
- Most consecutive singles titles: 2,
- Most singles finals: 3,
The Qatar Open has been the site of the ceremonial opening of the ATP World Tour season since 2009. That year saw Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (then-World No. 1 and 2, respectively) kick off the season on a tennis court situated on a boat off Doha Bay. The following year saw the duo return, this time playing on a "magic carpet" tennis court in the Souq Waqif. In 2011, the two came back and opened the new season on a court laid in the water of Doha Bay. The 2012 season was once again launched by both Federer and Nadal. This time, they played on a tennis court in the Katara amphitheatre at sunset, amidst more than 4000 burning Roman candles.
- "Federer, Nadal Kick Off 2010 ATP World Tour in Doha". ATPWorldTour.com. January 3, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- "Nadal, Federer Launch 2011 ATP World Tour Season". ATPWorldTour.com. January 2, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
- "Nadal and Federer Light Up 2012 Season". ATPWorldTour.com. January 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-29.