Tennis: Rafael Nadal is returning to Doha

Qatar Tennis Federation announces stellar field of participants for the upcoming Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014. 

For the 22nd consecutive year, Doha will be the starting point for 32 players on the ATP World Tour as they begin their 2014 season.

Leading the field is world No. 1 from Spain, Rafael Nadal.

Nadal is returning to Doha after a 2013 season that saw him win 10 titles, including an eighth French Open and a second US Open.

This is Nadal’s sixth appearance in the Qatari capital with his best result being a finals appearance in 2010.

Spain’s David Ferrer, the world No. 3, had an outstanding 2013 season winning two titles (Buenos Aires and Auckland) and reaching seven other finals, including at ATP Masters 1000 events in Paris and Miami.

World No. 4, Andy Murray, of Great Britain makes a return to Doha where he is a two-time champion, having won in 2008 and 2009.

Since then, he has won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, the 2012 US Open title and 2013 Wimbledon, becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014 starts on 30 Dec 2013 and continues until 4 Jan 2014.

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