Qatar ExxonMobil Open awarded ATP 250 tournament of the year


The Qatar ExxonMobil Open has again picked up the prestigious ATP 250 Tournament of the Year for 2017, it has been announced. This is not the first time that the season opening event has claimed the top award having first won the title in 2015. The award marks another success for the Doha based tournament which will celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary for the 2018 edition. 

The tournament, which has attracted some of the biggest name in tennis down the years is seen as the curtain raiser for the ATP tour. Last year, Serbian star Novak Djokovic defeated top seed Andy Murray over three sets to claim the crown for the second consecutive tournament. 

Whilst in the doubles competition, the French duo of Jérémy Chardy & Fabrice Martin prevailed over third seeds Vasek Pospisil  & Radek Štěpánek to lift the crown. 

Following the success of the 2017 edition of the tournament, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open is set to return on the (Add in date TBC).