Qatar Open (tennis)

Qatar Open
Tournament information
Founded 1993
Location Doha
Venue Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Category ATP World Series
ATP International Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
Surface Outdoor / Hard
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money $1,110,250
Current champions
Men's singles Serbia Novak Djokovic
Men's doubles Spain Feliciano López
Spain Marc López

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.

Past finals



Year Champion Runner-up Score
2016Serbia Novak DjokovicSpain Rafael Nadal6–1, 6–2
2015Spain David FerrerCzech Republic Tomáš Berdych6–4, 7–5
2014Spain Rafael NadalFrance Gaël Monfils6–1, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
2013France Richard GasquetRussia Nikolay Davydenko3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2012France Jo-Wilfried TsongaFrance Gaël Monfils7–5, 6–3
2011Switzerland Roger FedererRussia Nikolay Davydenko6–3, 6–4
2010Russia Nikolay DavydenkoSpain Rafael Nadal0–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4
2009United Kingdom Andy MurrayUnited States Andy Roddick6–4, 6–2
2008United Kingdom Andy MurraySwitzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2007Croatia Ivan LjubičićUnited Kingdom Andy Murray6–4, 6–4
2006Switzerland Roger FedererFrance Gaël Monfils6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2005Switzerland Roger FedererCroatia Ivan Ljubičić6–3, 6–1
2004France Nicolas EscudéCroatia Ivan Ljubičić6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2003Austria Stefan KoubekUnited States Jan-Michael Gambill6–4, 6–4
2002Morocco Younes El AynaouiSpain Félix Mantilla4–6, 6–2, 6–2
2001Chile Marcelo RíosCzech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach6–3, 2–6, 6–3
2000France Fabrice SantoroGermany Rainer Schüttler3–6, 7–5, 3–0 ret.
1999Germany Rainer SchüttlerUnited Kingdom Tim Henman6–4, 5–7, 6–1
1998Czech Republic Petr KordaFrance Fabrice Santoro6–0, 6–3
1997United States Jim CourierUnited Kingdom Tim Henman7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
1996Czech Republic Petr KordaMorocco Younes El Aynaoui7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
1995Sweden Stefan EdbergSweden Magnus Larsson7–6(7–4), 6–1
1994Sweden Stefan EdbergNetherlands Paul Haarhuis6–3, 6–2
1993Germany Boris BeckerCroatia Goran Ivanišević7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–5


Year Champions Runners-up Score
2016Spain Feliciano López
Spain Marc López
Germany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya
6–4, 6–3
2015Argentina Juan Mónaco
Spain Rafael Nadal
Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Philipp Oswald
6–3, 6–4
2014Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Czech Republic Jan Hájek
Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–4
2013Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Austria Julian Knowle
Slovakia Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–4
2012Slovakia Filip Polášek
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
2011Spain Marc López
Spain Rafael Nadal
Italy Daniele Bracciali
Italy Andreas Seppi
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2010Spain Guillermo García-López
Spain Albert Montañés
Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
2009Spain Marc López
Spain Rafael Nadal
Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
2008 Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Czech Republic David Škoch
South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–4, 4–6, [11–9]
2007 Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
2006 Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
Belgium Christophe Rochus
Belgium Olivier Rochus
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
2005 Spain Albert Costa
Spain Rafael Nadal
Romania Andrei Pavel
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
2004 Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Austria Stefan Koubek
United States Andy Roddick
6–2, 6–4
2003 Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 7–6(10–8)
2002 United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
2001 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Spain Juan Balcells
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 6–1
2000 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Belarus Max Mirnyi
United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jared Palmer
6–3, 6–4
1999 United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jared Palmer
South Africa Piet Norval
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
1998 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1997 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
Sweden Magnus Norman
6–3, 6–2
1996 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3
1995 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Magnus Larsson
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
7–6, 6–2
1994 France Olivier Delaître
France Stephane Simian
United States Shelby Cannon
South Africa Byron Talbot
6–3, 6–3
1993 Germany Boris Becker
Germany Patrik Kühnen
United States Shelby Cannon
United States Scott Melville
6–2, 6–4

Season Opener

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.[1] In 2011, the two came back and opened the new season on a court laid in the water of Doha Bay.[2] 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.[3]


  1. "Federer, Nadal Kick Off 2010 ATP World Tour in Doha". January 3, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  2. "Nadal, Federer Launch 2011 ATP World Tour Season". January 2, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-29.
  3. "Nadal and Federer Light Up 2012 Season". January 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

Coordinates: 25°18′43″N 51°30′50″E / 25.312°N 51.514°E / 25.312; 51.514

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