Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar Total Open 2019. Qualifying Round-2

Doha Qualifying. Round-2

Five Doha Qualifiers to Reach the main Draw First up, we are in “Lucky Loser” territory at the Qatar Total Open. At 4:30p Sunday afternoon, Tournament Supervisor Tony Cho released a revised draw…minus Croatia’s Petra Martic. With Petra’s withdrawal, either a Qualifier or a Lucky Loser will get a stab at World #13 Ashleigh Barty. […]

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Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar Total Open 2019. Draw Ceremony

Doha Draw Ceremony

Fun night at the Four Seasons Doha Draw Ceremonies are best when they’re loose and quick…especially when there’s only a field of 32. Saturday night’s Draw at the Four Seasons Doha delivered on both. As always, special guests Julia Görges, Barbora Strycova and Fatma Al-Nabhani were great with the media. Tournament Supervisor Tony Cho rifled […]

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Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar Total Open 2019. Qualifying Draw

Doha’s 2019 Qualifying Field

Qualifying: 2019 Qatar Total Open Assembling a Qualifying field for the 2019 Qatar Total Open is never an easiest ask for WTA Tournament Supervisor, Tony Cho. You see, Doha falls on the heels of global Fed Cup play, meaning player itineraries are literally all over the map. Think about it. Typically, when a player finishes […]

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Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar Total Open 2019. Qualifying Round-1 Results

Doha Qualifying. Round-1

A fine day for Team USA in Doha Though it wasn’t a Fed Cup Tie, more Americans advanced on Day-1 of Doha Qualifying than any other nation. Four Americans earned spots in the 2nd-Round. Madison Brengle sent Genie Bouchard packing early – while Alison Riske, Bernard Pera and Jennifer Brady all advanced, as well. Varvara […]

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Andy Taylor. Stadium Emcee. 2019 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. Day 1

2019 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

Stadium Emcee Andy Taylor | Bass Pro Tournament of Champions | Photo: @officialSPS 3 Days. 12 Games. Epic Dunks. Tons of Laughs The 35th annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions saw McEachern of Powder Springs, Georgia lift the trophy in its tournament debut. However it was the 108 players and tens of thousands of fans […]

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Tennis Emcee Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019. Day 3. Round of 16. Match 4. Berdych def Verdasco

Round of 16. Tomas Berdych

[WC] Tomas Berdych -71- (CZE) def Fernando Verdasco -28- (ESP) So…Tomas Berdych is feeling much better. Thank you very much. A Wild Card at this year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Tomas missed the last 6-months of the 2018 season with a back injury. Needless the say, the prolonged absence didn’t help his ranking. But numbers…are just […]

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Sports Host Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019. Day 3. Round of 16. Match 3. Basilashvili def Rublev

Round of 16. Nikoloz Basilashvili

[5] Nikoloz Basilashvili -21- (GEO) def Andrey Rublev -68- (RUS) Wednesday’s third Round of 16 clash on center court featured last year’s “Cinderella Story” versus Nikoloz Basilashvili’s fearless felt-pounding. Last year, as the World #39 making his Doha debut, Andrey Rublev took full advantage of Novak Djokovic’s pre-tournament withdrawal, reaching his second career Tour-level Final. […]

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Sports Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019. Day 3. Round of 16. Match 2. Djokovic def Fucsovics

Round of 16. Novak Djokovic

[1] Novak Djokovic -01- (SRB) def Marton Fucsovics -36- (HUN) When “World #1” precedes your introduction, the target on your back is enormous. No one knows this better than Novak Djokovic. It’s especially true during week-1 of the season. Everyone’s rested – eager to get back to actual competition. The monotony of routine training, preparation […]

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Sports Emcee Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019. Day 3. Round of 16. Match 1. Wawrinka def Jarry

Round of 16. Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka -66- (SUI) def Nicolas Jarry -43- (CHI) Stan Wawrinka’s left knee had been screaming for mercy forever. Finally in 2017, after his 1st-Round Wimbledon loss to Daniil Medvedev -49- (RUS), Stan decided to listen. The MRI was gruesome, presenting two options: Call it a career as a 3-time Major Champion and retire as […]

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Host Andy Taylor. Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019. Day 2. Round 1. Match 4. Herbert def Thiem

Round-1. Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Pierre-Hugues Herbert -55- (FRA) def [2] Dominic Thiem -08- (AUT) Pierre-Hugues Herbert is Dominic Thiem’s worst nightmare. The 3-time Grand Slam Doubles champion now owns two career Singles victories over top-10 opponents – both against Austria’s top talent. The two last met in the 2017 Rotterdam Quarterfinals, where Herbert emerged the victor in a tight […]

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