There, he emceed the draw ceremony, hosted the official Player’s Dinner, introduced the athletes during player walk-on, interviewed the winners on-court for international broadcasters, gave-away thousands of dollars worth of electronics to fans, and hosted the championship trophy presentations.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a week-1 event on the ATP 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.
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!”
Doha Photos. Through the Years…