DOHA: Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) announced the upgrade of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open from ATP250 to ATP500.
15 November 2023, 12:00 AM
01 January 2024, 12:00 AM
The Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) yesterday announced the upgrade of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open from ATP250 to ATP500 in a major achievement in a journey that started in 1993, when Doha hosted the first edition of the event.
The upgrade of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open will be effective starting in 2025, it said.
"We are delighted to announce that the Qatar ExxonMobil Open has been awarded ATP500 status from 2025, recognizing the standards of excellence our tournament has maintained since 1993. Qatar has a proud reputation for delivering world-class sports events, always ensuring the very best facilities for players and officials, and creating premium experiences for fans. The Qatar ExxonMobil Open ATP500 will help tennis continue to grow in the region and globally, and we look forward to welcoming the world to our fantastic tournaments in Qatar," President of QTF Nasser Al Khelafi said.
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi, said: "Our vision is all about raising the bar for tennis and unlocking new investment in the game. We're thrilled to have our Doha event step up to ATP 500 status delivering improved standards for players and most importantly an enhanced product for our fans."