Roger Federer makes a welcome return to the ATP Tour after a 13-month absence at the 2021 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, where the Swiss superstar is a three-time former titlist.
World No. 4 Dominic Thiem, defending champion Andrey Rublev and 2019 winner Roberto Bautista Agut also headline at the ATP 250 event, which begins on 8 March.
Federer, the 2005-’06 and 2011 Doha champion, has not played competitively since 30 January 2020 in the Australian Open semi-finals (l. to Djokovic). The 39-year-old underwent two right knee surgeries last year and will compete in Doha for the first time since 2012. Federer has a 26-3 match record at the hard-court tournament.
Denis Shapovalov, David Goffin, who captured his fifth ATP Tour title at the recent Open Sud de France in Montpellier (d. Bautista Agut), and former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, the 2008 Doha runner-up, will also feature at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex.
Here’s all you need to know about the Doha tennis tournament: what is the schedule, when is the draw, who has won, how to watch and more.
Tournament Dates: 8-13 March 2021
Tournament Director: Karim Alami
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 3pm (provisional)
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Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday, 6 March (11am); Sunday, 7 March (3:30pm)
* Main draw: Monday, 8 March-Thursday 11 March (2:30pm); Friday, 12 March (4:30pm), Saturday, 13 March (6pm)
* Doubles final: Friday, 12 March at 4:30pm
* Singles final: Saturday, 13 March at 6pm
How To Watch
Watch Live On Tennis TV
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Venue: Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Prize Money: US$ 787,930 (Total Financial Commitment: US$ 890,920)
View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (3)
Most Titles, Doubles: Rafael Nadal (4)
Oldest Champion: David Ferrer, 32, in 2015
Youngest Champion: Andy Murray, 20, in 2008
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1s Roger Federer in 2005-’06, Rafael Nadal in 2014, Novak Djokovic in 2017
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 124 Rainer Schuettler in 1999
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (26)
Singles:  Andrey Rublev (RUS) d. [Q] Corentin Moutet (FRA) 6-2, 7-6(3) Read More
Doubles: Rohan Bopanna/Wesley Koolhof d. Luke Bambridge/Santiago Gonzalez 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 Read More