One of three ATP tournaments staged in the opening week of the year, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open will play host to many of the world’s best players as the 2019 tennis season officially gets underway!

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be joined in the field by fellow top 10 star Dominic Thiem and last year’s Paris Masters champion Karen Khachanov, live from Doha between December 31 to January 5, 2019.

ATP Doha Live Streaming

ATP Doha tennis is live from December 31 to January 5, 2019, with play starting around 2.00pm local/11.00am GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the match alongside in-play betting.

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ATP Doha Tournament Schedule

ATP Doha 2019 schedule

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
31 Dec 2018 11:00R1Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
01 Jan 2019 11:00R1Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
02 Jan 2019 11:00R2Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
03 Jan 2019 11:00QFsKhalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
04 Jan 2019 11:00SFsKhalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
05 Jan 2019 11:00FinalKhalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex

ATP Doha Players 2019

Two-time champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic headlines the 2019 QatarExxonMobil field in Doha as the Serbian looks to launch the new season with a title.

Djokovic put together an extraordinary resurgence in the back-half of 2018, winning two more majors at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, along with a pair of Masters 1000 crowns in Cincinnati and Shanghai. However, Djokovic did lose his last two finals in Paris and the season-ending championships in London, so the top seed will want to get back to winning ways immediately in 2019.

One of the men that defeated Djokovic is also lining up in Doha, with Karen Khachanov aiming to take his game to even bigger heights in 2019. The explosive Russian ended 2018 on a high as he conquered Djokovic to collect his maiden Masters 1000 title in Paris, while he also won two other titles last season - can Khachanov begin the new season with more silverware?

World No. 8 Dominic Thiem will be hoping for more success on hardcourts this season after once again struggling for large portions of the season off clay. The Austrian made the semi-finals of Doha in 2018 but was forced to withdraw due to illness - can Thiem make another deep run in the Qatari city?

Marco Cecchinato and Nikoloz Basilashvili were two of the most improved players in 2018 and will be determined to start 2019 with a successful run in Doha, while veterans such as Richard Gasquet, Fernando Verdasco and Philipp Kohlschreiber will also be looking for bright starts to their respective seasons.

David Goffin and Roberto Bautista Agut both slipped down the rankings last season - can they bounce back immediately in Doha? Other players to watch throughout the week include the likes of Adrian Mannarino, Marton Fucsovics, Feliciano Lopez and Marius Copil.

ATP Doha Seeds

Check back here when the 2019 Doha seeds are announced.

About ATP Doha

The ATP 250 event held in the city of Doha on the Persian Gulf coast is the first of two ATP World Tour events held in the Middle East. It attracts an unusually strong field for a 250 tournament, due to its fortuitous position on the calendar.

One of three 250 events held in the first week of official 2018 ATP World Tour competition, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a favoured spot for top players to begin their seasons. Refreshed after a six-week break from competition, and fitter than ever after intensive fitness training and practice, the players are hungry for points as they look to get their years off to the best possible start. The contestants in Qatar will be eager to tune up their games on the outdoor hard courts of the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex ahead of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

The 32-man draw has attracted top competitors since ATP Doha was played for the first time in 1993, when Boris Becker won the inaugural edition - defeating Stefan Edberg in the semifinals, and Goran Ivanisevic in the final.

Edberg would get his revenge the very next year when he won back-to-back titles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, foreshadowing the achievements of his star pupil Roger Federer, who became the first man since Edberg – who would become his coach – to win back-to-back titles in Doha in 2005-6. In doing so he defeated Ivan Ljubicic and Gael Monfils, respectively. Federer also became the first man to win three titles when he won again in Doha in 2011, beating defending champion Nikolay Davydenko in the final.

US Open and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray became the second man to win back-to-back titles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in 2008 and Andy Roddick in 2009. A pair of French stars – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet – won the title in 2012 and 2013.

Rafael Nadal won the Qatar ExxonMobil Open for the first time in six attempts in 2014 - when he defeated Lukas Rosol, Ernests Gulbis and Gael Monfils on his way to the title. It would be the only hard-court title Nadal would capture in a 2014 season marred by injuries and appendicitis.

After missing the end of the 2014 season, Nadal began anew in 2015, although not to any great avail, as the former champion was ousted in the first round against 127th ranked qualifier Michael Berrer. The Spaniard would later go on to fall to his lowest ranking in more than a decade as he continued to struggle with momentum and confidence issues after his troubled 2014 year.

Nadal battled his way through to the Doha final in 2016, but he was comprehensively outclassed by Novak Djokovic, with the Serbian storming to a dominant 6-1 6-2 title triumph. Djokovic, who would lose his No. 1 ranking at the end of 2016 to Andy Murray, would go on to successfully defend his title in 2017, beating the Scot in three sets. The ‘Big Four’ were missing from Doha in 2018, with wildcard Gael Monfils taking home the title over young gun Andrey Rublev.

ATP Doha Tournament Information

ATP Doha fast facts

ATP DohaQatar ExxonMobil Open
DatesDecember 31 to January 5, 2019
VenueKhalifa International Tennis Complex
LocationQatar, Doha
First Played1993
Draw Size32
SurfaceHard
CategoryATP 250
Prize Money$1,237,190
Reigning Singles ChampionGael Monfils
Reigning Doubles ChampionOliver Marach/Mate Pavic

Former ATP Doha Champions

Previous ATP Doha winners

YearChampionRunner-up
1993Boris BeckerGoran Ivanisevic
1994Stefan EdbergPaul Haarhuis
1995Stefan EdbergMagnus Larsson
1996Petr KordaYounes El Aynaoui
1997Jim CourierTim Henman
1998Petr KordaFabrice Santoro
1999Rainer SchuttlerTim Henman
2000Fabrice SantoroRainer Schuttler
2001Marcelo RiosBohdan Ulihrach
2002Younes El AynaouiFelix Mantilla
2003Stefan KoubekJan-Michael Gambill
2004Nicolas EscudeIvan Ljubicic
2005Roger FedererIvan Ljubicic
2006Roger FedererGael Monfils
2007Ivan LjubicicAndy Murray
2008Andy MurrayStan Wawrinka
2009Andy MurrayAndy Roddick
2010Nikolay DavydenkoRafael Nadal
2011Roger FedererNikolay Davydenko
2012Jo-Wilfried TsongaGael Monfils
2013Richard GasquetNikolay Davydenko
2014Rafael NadalGael Monfils
2015David FerrerTomas Berdych
2016Novak DjokovicRafael Nadal
2017Novak DjokovicAndy Murray
2018Gael MonfilsAndrey Rublev

Ranking Points on offer for ATP Doha

Ranking points on offer at ATP 250 events

RoundPoints
Champion250
Runner-up150
Semifinal90
Quarterfinal45
Round of 1620
First round10
Qualifying12

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