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Emcee for the Qatar Tennis Federation. Doha, Qatar

Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Nick BollettieriDoha, Qatar

Twice a year, announcer Andy Taylor travels to Doha, Qatar to host the Qatar Tennis Federation’s ATP-250 and WTA-Premier tournaments: The Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open.

There, he emcees the draw ceremony, hosts the official Player’s Dinner, introduces the athletes during player walk-on, interviews the winners on-court for international broadcasters, gives-away thousands of dollars worth of electronics to fans, and hosts the championship trophy presentations.

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a week-one event on the ATP World Tour, covering the first week of January, as players get back into competitive rhythm after the off-season. The Qatar Total Open follows the Australian Open, typically during weeks seven or eight on the WTA Tour.

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Andy Taylor. Tennis Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018

Coverage of Announcer Andy Taylor in Doha, Qatar

In 2014, Bein Sports (France) profiled Andy during their coverage of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. The video gives a glimpse of what life is like behind the scenes at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash compex.

Andy has also played the role of “Titan the Robot” during the tournament, providing voiceover for the robot as he teased the upcoming Semifinal matches. Featured in Tennis Link magazine, The Peninsula newspaper, Qatar Today, Tennis Head magazine and the Qatar Tribune, make sure to check out Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka’s impressions of the “Voice of Qatar!”

VIDEO: Click here to see my rocket ship...and hear me butcher the French language
VIDEO: Titan the Robot teases the Semifinal matches
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Tennis Link Magazine
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. The Peninsula Newspaper
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Qatar Tribune
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Qatar Today
Andy Taylor. Announcer Impersonation. Victoria Azarenka
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Tennis Head Magazine
Andy Taylor. Announcer Impersonation. Novak Djokovic

Doha Photos. Through the Years…

Andy Taylor. Doha Announcer. David Beckham 2015
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Player Walkon. 2016 Qatar Total Open Championship Match
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Rafael Nadal. 2014 Championship Trophy Presentation
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Victoria Azarenka. 2015 Championship Trophy Presentation
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2016 Qatar Total Open. Failed attempt as a ball kid
Andy Taylor. Announcer. Novak Djokovic. 2017 Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2015 Doubles Champions: Juan Monaco and Rafael Nadal
Andy Taylor. Announcer Garbine Muguruza. Her first of two matches on the same day during a rain-soaked 2017 tournament
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2017 Doubles Champions: Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2014 Chair Umpire Emmanuel Messina
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2016 Qatar Total Open Production Team
Andy Taylor. Announcer. 2016 Qatar Total Open. Bein Sports Team: Andy Kerr, Nicky Crosby, and Jan-Michael Gambill