QTF, ExxonMobil Qatar host gala dinner for tennis stars Jan 03, 2018 0 1217 12345 Tribune News NetworkDOHAExxonMobil Qatar and the Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) jointly hosted a gala dinner on Monday to launch the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018. The event was attended by Qatar's key business and community leaders and several of the tennis players competing in the2018, including: Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta,Tomas Berdych, and Richard Gasquet.QTF President Nasser al Khelaifi and President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar Alistair Routledge welcomed the evening's guests and emphasized the strong partnership and friendship their organizations share."I am honored to welcome you to this celebratory launch of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 it's so wonderful to see so many familiar faces here this evening," said Routledge."Today we're celebrating 26 years of partnership with the Qatar Tennis Federation, and the promise of another spectacular tournament in Doha.""Hosting a major sports event has the power to put a city on the map, and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open shines an international spotlight on Doha. It is an iconic sporting venue, and a great example of hospitality and endurance -I am so proud to call it home," he added.Tournament Director Karim Alami said:"We are happy to welcome the world once again to Doha. Qatar is the hub of global sport and we are passionate about tennis. I've no doubt that the 2017 Qatar Exxon Mobil Open will surpass the previous editions in all ramifications,"Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2017, Without any doubt, our tournament has grown over the years to become one of the most keenly contested tennis event in the region and on the ATP Tour and through this event we could move tennis forward in our region and also helped in developing the game with increasing interests" he added."Over the years, the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open has developed to be one of the most sorts after tennis tournament in the region. We are very happy to welcome the world once again to Doha for a new edition of this prestigious tournament. Once again, lovers of tennis will have the opportunity of watching their stars. This year's event promises to be one of the greatest and the fans will definitely have a swell time." he said. Pages 123456 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Federer in fine fettle as Switzerland beat Russia Jan 03, 2018 0 368 Brisbane too hot for Muguruza as Murray also withdraws Jan 03, 2018 0 341 Sharapova downs Riske in tough test at Shenzhen Open Jan 03, 2018 0 186 Wozniacki cruises in Auckland; other seeds struggle AFP Auckland Top seed Caroline Wozniacki cruised through to the second round of the WTA Auckland Classic on Tuesday but other seeded players struggled in their opening matches of the new year. The third and fourth seeds ..