6-11 January 2020 | Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
2020 QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN. A NEW SEASON BEGINS.
Since 1993, the State of Qatar has hosted the ATP World Tour‘s elite talent at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. Several legends of the game, past and present, have captured the week-1 title in Doha — including Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
Last season, Roberto Bautista Agut lifted Doha’s famed falcon for the first time, defeating Stan Wawrinka in the Quarterfinals — World #1 and two-time champion Novak Djokovic in the Semifinals — then Tomas Berdych in Saturday night’s championship match.
Bautista Agut’s 9th-title foreshadowed a tremendous season, professionally and personally. The season saw him achieve several career-firsts. Not to mention, he was forced to reschedule significant life-moments thanks to unexpected runs of success.
The relentless Spaniard reached his first Major Quarterfinal at the Australian Open — defeated World #1 Novak Djokovic again in Miami — then made his Grand Slam Semifinal debut at Wimbledon, forcing him to postpone his scheduled bachelor party!
By November, he cracked the top-10 for the first time, and concluded his season with an inspiring victory in the Davis Cup Final, just 3-days after his father’s death. The following week, Bautista Agut finally got married – this time without any delays. Truly, an amazing year for the the 31-year-old. A remarkable run that started right here in Doha.
2020 promises to be another electrifying start to the ATP World Tour season
While January’s new ATP Cup absorbs much of tennis’ preseason oxygen, the field for the 2020 Qatar ExxonMobil Open is enticing. The draw features a former champion and a pair of past Finalists. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is always a fan favorite, after his 2012 victory over Gael Monfils. This year’s top-seed Stan Wawrinka was a Finalist at the 2008 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, while 22-year-old Andrey Rublev reached the championship match in 2018.
Round of 16
2020 Qatar ExxonMobil Open | The Draw Explained
A FORMER CHAMPION AND TWO PAST FINALISTS DESCEND ON DOHA
Originally, two former Qatar ExxonMobil Open Champions were slated to appear in this year’s field: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2012) and Richard Gasquet (2013). Unfortunately, Gasquet hasn’t fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in October before the Paris Masters, and he withdrew from the tournament on December 30th.
The two former Finalists in this year’s draw include Stan Wawrinka (2008) and Andrey Rublev (2018).
CELEBRATING 28-YEARS OF CHAMPIONS
This year’s winner will lift the Qatar ExxonMobil Open’s falcon for the 28th time. That said, since 1993, only 21 different players have captured the Doha title. Stefan Edberg, Petr Korda, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic all own two titles, while Roger Federer owns three.
Should Jo-Wilfried Tsonga string together five consecutive victories at this year’s event, that number of 21 champions holds firm.
LEADING NATIONS | Qatar ExxonMobil Open Singles Titles:
▲ FRA: 5 | Fabrice Santoro, Nicolas Escude, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils
► ESP: 3 | Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut
► SUI: 3 | Roger Federer
THE FIELD OF 32 AT THE 2020 QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN INCLUDES:
* 21 direct entry players – Top-4 seeds receive Round-1 Bye
* 4 Qualifiers – Qualifying features 2-Rounds / 16-Players
* 3 Wild Cards
54 TOTAL MATCHES AT KHALIFA OVER 8-DAYS OF COMPETITION
* 12 Qualifying Matches on the 4th and 5th
* 27 Singles Matches over 5-Rounds
* 15 Doubles Matches over 4-Rounds
MAIN DRAW ENTRY LIST:
 Stan Wawrinka -16- (SUI) 2008 Singles Finalist
 Andrey Rublev -23- (RUS) 2018 Singles Finalist
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -29- (FRA) 2012 Singles Champion
 Milos Raonic -31- (CAN)
 Laslo Djere -38- (SRB)
 Filip Krajinovic -40- (SRB)
 Adrian Mannarino -43- (FRA)
 Frances Tiafoe -47- (USA)
* Fernando Verdasco -49- (ESP)
* Jeremy Chardy -51- (FRA) 2017 Doubles Champion
* Lorenzo Sonego -52- (ITA)
Alexandr Dolgopolov -PR- (UKR) Withdrawal
* Alexander Bublik -56- (KAZ)
* Aljaz Bedene -58- (SLO)
* Miomir Kecmanovic -59- (SRB)
Richard Gasquet -61- (FRA) Withdrawal
* Jordan Thompson -63- (AUS)
* Pablo Andujar -64- (ESP)
* Pierre-Hugues Herbert -65- (FRA) 2019 Doubles Champion
* Ricardas Berankis -66- (LTU)
* Mikhail Kukushkin -67- (KAZ)
* Tennys Sandgren -68- (USA)
* Kyle Edmund -69- (GBR)
[WC] Marco Cecchinato -71- (ITA)
[WC] Malik Al Jaziri -201- (TUN)
[WC] Cem Ilkel -283- (TUR)
QUALIFYING ENTRY LIST:
 Marton Fucsovics -70- (HUN)
 Michael Ymer -74- (SWE)
 Gregoire Barrere -82- (FRA)
 Corentin Moutet -83- (FRA)
 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina -87- (ESP)
 Thiago Monteiro -89- (BRA)
 Damir Dzumhur -93- (BIH)
 Ivo Karlovic -95- (CRO)
* Salvatore Caruso -96- (ITA)
* Alexei Popyrin -97- (AUS)
* Egor Gerasimov -98- (BLR)
* Jiri Vesely -105- (CZE)
* Andrej Martin -107- (SVK)
* Gianluca Mager -118- (ITA)
[WC] Mousa Shanan Zayed -NR- (QAT)
[WC] Rashed Nawaf -NR- (QAT)
► Rashed Nawaf is a 14-year-old Doha sensation. Just 12-days-ago, the teenager became the first Qatari ever to reach the Final of the Junior Orange Bowl in Miami. A student athlete at Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, last March he won the prestigious 14-and-under Pris Tournament in Stockholm.