ATP Honours Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Now in 24th year, 250-level tournament among players’ favourites
Novak Djokovic isn’t the only one taking home trophies these days. Following his quarter-final win on Thursday in Doha, the World No. 1 presented a trophy to Qatar ExxonMobil Open Tournament Director Karim Alami in recognition of his event being named among the Tournaments of the Year in the 2015 ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open (ATP World Tour 250 category) is joined by the BNP Paribas Open (1000), Aegon Championships (500) and St. Petersburg Open (250) as the most favoured ATP World Tour events in their respective tournament categories. It marks the first time since 2004 and the fourth time overall (since 1986) that two events have been named joint winners in the ATP World Tour 250 category.
"The Qatar Tennis Federation and I feel very proud and honoured to receive this award,” said Alami. “Our aim is always to make a great event where players can feel relaxed and at home, where they can perform at their best, where they want to return year after year. We are always listening to the opinions and feedback from the organisation and from the players and trying to learn from our mistakes and past experiences to keep improving and to keep raising the bar every year.”
The Tournament of the Year awards, voted annually by ATP players, recognise the leading standards set across the three tournament categories on the Tour. The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is hosting its 24th edition this week, boasting a field that includes four Top-10 players: Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer.
Visit the official ATP World Tour Awards section on ATPWorldTour.com.