Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official retail sponsor of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021, congratulated the tournament champion Nikoloz Basilashvili on his victory at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Saturday.
Basilashvili earned his fourth ATP Tour title after defeating Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 6-2 during a thrilling final match on Saturday.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “Qatar Airways congratulates Nikoloz Basilashvili on his well-deserved win at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021 and we look forward to welcoming him back to Doha next year to defend his title.
“The Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament is a highlight in the country’s thriving international sports calendar and remains an event that both the players and the fans look forward to. We are delighted to have supported the 29th edition of the annual tennis championship.”
Qatar Airways Senior Vice-President Marketing and Corporate Communications Salam al-Shawa said, “Qatar Airways is proud to bring together the world’s most talented tennis players here in Doha, to the delight of millions of fans who watched this prestigious event online. The successful hosting of such world-class sporting events further supports Qatar’s ambition to achieve sporting excellence in the region and empowers individuals and teams to realise their own potential.”
Qatar Duty Free Vice President Operations Thabet Musleh said, “It was a great pleasure hosting another successful tournament in partnership with the Qatar Tennis Federation. After an unpredictable and eventful competition, we are thrilled to congratulate Nikoloz Basilashvili on his fantastic win of this year’s ExxonMobil championship. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the players and to the QTF for making this much anticipated annual sporting event possible despite the ongoing challenges.”
Top-ranked tennis players including Roger Federer, Andrey Rublev, and Dominic Thiem were among the athletes at this year’s annual star-studded ATP Tour event.
In all, 28 players made the entry list for the singles event of this year’s ATP Tour 250 series tournament, while 16 teams took part in the doubles event.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament received the ‘Tournament of the Year’ award in the 250 category on three occasions – 2015, 2017 and 2019 – as voted by ATP players.
The award-winning airline is proud to sponsor and support top-level athletes such as Ons Jabeur, the highest ranked Arab player in Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) history and Qatar Total Open 2021 wildcard, as well as some of the world’s biggest football clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Boca Juniors, Bayern Munchen, KAS Eupen and Al Sadd SC.
As official FIFA partner, Qatar Airways has sponsored mega events such the 2019 and 2020 editions of FIFA Club World Cup and will sponsor the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The airline was also recently announced as the official airline sponsor for the UEFA Euro 2020, set to take place from June 11 - July 11, 2021, across 12 European cities.