- Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021 was held from 8 – 13 March, at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha
- Tennis’ top-seeded players Roger Federer, Andrey Rublev, and Dominic Thiem were among the players at this year’s tournament
DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official retail sponsor of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021, congratulate the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, winner of the annual men’s international tennis tournament held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Qatar.
Basilashvili earned his fourth Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour title after defeating the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut during a thrilling final match on Saturday, 13 March.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. 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, Ms. 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 Mr. 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 is one of two high profile ATP Tour events hosted in the Middle East. The prestigious tennis championship 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, FC Bayern München, K.A.S. 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 11 June – 11 July 2021, across 12 European cities.
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About Qatar Airways:
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently ranked “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World’s Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014. In addition, HIA was voted the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight in the belly-hold of passenger aircraft to an extensive global network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters and 24 Boeing 777 freighters.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.
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