Qatar ExxonMobil Open - Doha 2009

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Qatar ExxonMobil Open - Doha 2009

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Roger Federer and No. 4 Andy Murray will headline a super field at the 2009 Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, which begins on Monday. The three stars will play the first tournament of what will no doubt be an intense battle throughout the season to be crowned ATP World Tour Champion.

The 21-year-old Murray is the defending champion in Doha, having defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in last year’s final.

2008 Singles Final:
[3] A Murray (GBR) def. S Wawrinka (SUI) 64 46 62

2008 Doubles Final:
Kohlschreiber/Skoch def. Coetzee/Moodie 64 46 11-9 (Match TB) - Saved 1 M.P.


2009 Seeds

Singles
1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) - Best Finish: QF - 2005
2. Roger Federer (SUI) - Best Finish: W - 2006,05
3. Andy Murray (GBR) - Best Finish: W - 2008
4. Andy Roddick (USA) - Best Finish: R16 - 2004
5. Gael Monfils (FRA) - Best Finish: F - 2006
6. Igor Andreev (RUS) - Best Finish: R32 - 2008,06,05
7. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) - Best Finish: QF - 2008,06
8. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - Best Finish: QF - 2008

Doubles
1. Nestor / Zimonjic - Best Finish: QF - 2008
2. Coetzee / Moodie - Best Finish: F - 2008
3. Fyrstenberg / Matkowski - Best Finish: QF - 2007
4. Kas / Kohlschreiber - Best Finish: Debut

Points and Prize Money

Singles
Rankings Points: W - 250, F - 150, SF - 90, QF - 45, R16 - 20, R32 - 0
Prize Money $: W - 183000, F - 96250, SF - 50900, QF - 27650, R16 - 16400, R32 - 9750

Doubles
Rankings Points: W - 250, F - 150, SF - 90, QF - 45, R16 - 0
Prize Money $: W - 59000, F - 30100, SF - 17400, QF - 8500, R16 - 4940

Official Qatar ExxonMobil Open Website

tennisworld @ January 4, 2009