Day 2. Round 1. Borna Coric

Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 Borna Coric (CRO) def [2] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 57 62 76(8) Borna Coric and Pablo Carreno Busta set the tone for Day-2 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018. In a match that lasted over 2-and-a-half hours, Coric emerged with the upset, earning the win 10-8 in a […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Stefanos Tsitsipas

Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 [Q] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) def Florian Mayer (GER) 46 75 64 Huge win for 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas and his Dad/coach Apostolos. The former Junior World #1 played his third consecutive day of determined tennis, after a New Year’s weekend that saw him win qualifiers over Qatari Mubarak Shannan […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Nikoloz Basilashvili

Tennis Emcee. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) def Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) 64 63 This was actually the 3rd career meeting between the World #59 Nikoloz Basilashvili and World #79 Thomas Fabbiano. Both of their previous matches went the distance, including a qualifier at the 2015 US Open and a Quarterfinal at […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Dominic Thiem

Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 Dominic Thiem (AUT) def Evgeny Donsky (RUS) 76(3) 63 From ball up, Monday’s first match featured high-quality tennis from both World #5 Dominic Thiem and Evgeny Donskoy. Thiem earned his first break to go up 5-3 in the first, but Donskoy dug-in and immediately returned the favor. Down […]

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Day 1. Round 1. Andrey Rublev

Sports Host. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 An opening retirement More or less, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open’s first match reflected the sorry luck we’ve had leading into the 26th anniversary of the tournament. The day after Christmas, 2012 Champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew, still suffering from a late-season wrist injury. Then on Sunday, 2-time defending […]

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Qualifying. Day 2. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018

Announcer. Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 Day 2 of Qualifying. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 Sunday’s Qualifying Finals featured four electric matches at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. Mirza Basic needed three tie-break sets to upset Andreas Seppi, Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the main-draw by winning two tie-break sets over Elias Ymer, while Matteo […]

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