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After a year-long layoff, Federer returns with a win in Doha

It was far from easy for the former No. 1, though, as he was pushed hard by Dan Evans at the Qatar Open before winning the second-round match 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-5 on Wednesday.
Roger Federer in action(REUTERS)
Roger Federer in action(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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'I was down': Federer had hard time before 2nd knee surgery

The 39-year-old Federer's first match since the 2020 Australian Open will come Wednesday in Doha against Dan Evans or Jeremy Chardy.
FILE PHOTO: Roger Federer(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Roger Federer(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 11:17 AM IST
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Simona Halep pulls out of Qatar Open

Halep did not specify why she was pulling out of the March 1-6 hardcourt tournament.
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep looks dejected after her quarter final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania's Simona Halep looks dejected after her quarter final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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‘That’s for dad’: Aryna Sabalenka dedicates Qatar title to late father

Aryna Sabalenka’s win over the eighth-seeded Czech, who was Qatar champion in 2018, will see her rise to 11 in the world rankings on Monday.
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

Kvitova overcomes tenacious Barty to set up Sabalenka final in Doha

Sabalenka advanced to the 10th WTA final of her career with an impressive 6-4 6-3 victory over former world number two Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her semi final match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her semi final match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 29, 2020 12:58 AM IST
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Rohan Bopanna-Wesley Koolhof sails into Qatar Open final

The Indo-Dutch combination of Rohan Bopanna and Wesley Koolhof will meet unseeded British-Mexican duo of Luke Bambridge and Santiago Gonzalez in the summit clash on Saturday.
A file photo of Rohan Bopanna.(Twitter)
A file photo of Rohan Bopanna.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Caroline Wozniacki pulls out of Dubai WTA

Wozniacki, who won the 2011 title in Dubai, also missed last week’s Qatar Open because of the issue which she first felt around the Christmas period and the problem lingered with her through the Australian Open.
File image of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki(REUTERS)
File image of Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAFP

Elise Mertens shrugs off back pain to beat Simona Halep for Qatar Open title

Elise Mertens won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, despite being outclassed in the first set, overcoming an eight-minute medical timeout for back pain in the second set, and losing 18 consecutive points at one stage in the match.
Elise Mertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Romanian Simona Halep.(AFP)
Elise Mertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Romanian Simona Halep.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 12:44 PM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Super tired’ Pliskova fifth star to pull out of Qatar Open

The world number five joins Caroline Wozniacki, Ashleigh Barty and Caroline Garcia as a player who has pulled out since the tournament started.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic(AFP)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic(AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 08:54 PM IST
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Six of world’s top 10 tennis players to play in Qatar Open

Naomi Osaka withdrew last week due to a back injury, leaving a big hole to fill for tournament organisers, which they have done with a strong field including three former world number ones.
Romania's Simona Halep in action during the match against Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep in action during the match against Serena Williams.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Doha | ByAgence France-Presse

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Qatar Open with injury

“I am sorry to have withdraw from Doha this year as I was looking forward to playing and seeing my fans there,” the 21-year-old said in a statement.
File picture of Naomi Osaka(AFP)
File picture of Naomi Osaka(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters

Qatar Open: Djokovic’s conqueror Bautista Agut beats Berdych to win title

The Spaniard, ranked 24 in the world, ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final.
Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.(REUTERS)
Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Doha | ByAFP

Novak Djokovic beaten by Roberto Bautista Agut in Qatar Open semi-final

Novak Djokovic lost surprisingly in Doha on Friday, beaten in the Qatar Open semi-final by world number 24, Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-7 (8/6), 6-4.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts as he holds his broken racquet during his Qatar Open semi-final match.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts as he holds his broken racquet during his Qatar Open semi-final match.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 12:18 PM IST
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Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic edges Nikoloz Basilashvili to enter semis

The Serb came from a set down, just like in his previous match, to beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting almost two hours.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia during their ATP Qatar Open tennis quarter-final match in Doha.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia during their ATP Qatar Open tennis quarter-final match in Doha.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Qatar Open: ‘Fighter’ Djokovic enters quarter-finals after Fucsovics scare

The match lasted exactly two hours, which was twice as long as the Serb spent on court in his first round stroll against Damir Dzumhur, where he lost just three games.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Doha | ByAFP

Novak Djokovic wins fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title

Djokovic claimed victory on a fifth match point against his South African opponent who won the pre-season exhibition tournament in 2018.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final.(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final.(AP)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByAgence France-Presse
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