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Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

Jan 06, 2019 - 10:45 AM

After stunning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semis, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut completes his stellar run with a championship

SURPRISE CHAMP. Roberto Bautista Agut bags his ninth career title and improves his world ranking to No. 23. Photo from Live Tennis

Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut shocks world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the final round

FRUSTRATED. Novak Djokovic admits he thought he was ‘pretty much in control’ of his semifinal match against Roberto Bautista Agut. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Djokovic battles through to Qatar Open semifinals 2019

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The world No. 1 wins back-to-back matches from a set down for the first time since Cincinnati in August last year, a tournament he went on to win

NO COMPLACENCY. Novak Djokovic says he still has plenty of room for improvement. File photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Djokovic to injured Nadal: 'We need you'

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:51 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says Rafael Nadal must return from injury again as the sport needs a 'legend' like him

ALL-TIME GREATS. Novak Djokovic (right) believes Rafael Nadal can pull off another comeback. File photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Djokovic wins first match of 2019 in just 55 minutes

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The world No. 1 cruises past Damir Dzumhur at the start of the Qatar Open

WARM UP. Competing in Doha has long been part of Novak Djokovic’s build up for the Australian Open. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

'Big Four' still Grand Slam stars to beat, insists Djokovic

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Since and including 2010, the Serbian star, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have won 32 Grand Slams between them

CRAVING FOR MORE. Novak Djokovic heads into the new season seeking to add to his 14 Grand Slam titles. File photo by Johannes Eiselle / AFP

Fourth time the charm as Gael Monfils finally wins Qatar Open

Jan 07, 2018 - 2:03 AM

France's Gael Monfils brushes aside Russia's Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final

CHAMPION. It took him 4 attempts over a decade but Gael Monfils finally is the Qatar Open champ. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Qatar Open kicks off 2018 season without big stars

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The Qatar Open will be without their usual A-list headline acts

NUMBER ONE SEED. With Djokovic pulling out of the tournament, the number one seed is handed over to world number 5 Dominic Thiem. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Djokovic ends Murray's 28-win streak in Qatar triumph

Jan 08, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Andy Murray loses to Novak Djokovic in a 3 set thriller but retains his world number one ranking

SUMMIT MEETING. "He was close ... all the way to the last shot you never know with Andy," Djokovic said of his nearly 3-hour epic with Murray. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Murray, Djokovic set up dream showdown at Qatar Open

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:17 AM

The world number one will face the man he supplanted in the Qatar Open final

SUMMIT SHOWDOWN. Andy Murray (L) and Novak Djokovic (R) will face off in a highly-anticipated early season meeting which sets the table for the Australian Open. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Murray battles through, Djokovic gets selfie surprise

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:13 PM

Murray claims his 26th straight win while Djokovic gets a selfie request from his opponent

Djokovic survives scare in Doha season opener

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Djokovic attributes his slow start to early season rustiness rather than any long term concerns over his form following a relatively poor second half of the season in 2016

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, during the ATP Qatar Open tennis competition in Doha on January 2, 2017. KARIM JAAFAR / AFP

Djokovic 'at level never seen before', says Nadal

Jan 10, 2016 - 4:41 AM

I played against a player who did everything perfect Rafael Nadal says of playing against Novak Djokovic

GOLDEN PERFORMANCE. Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy after winning the final match against Rafael Nadal. Photo by EPA

'Perfect' Djokovic thrashes Nadal to win Qatar Open

Jan 10, 2016 - 1:29 AM

Novak Djokovic needs just one hour 13 minutes to defeat Rafael Nadal and take a 24 23 lead in their career head to head series

FLAWLESS VICTORY. Novak Djokovic made quick work of Rafael Nadal in Qatar. Photo by EPA

Ferrer out of Nadal shadow, meets Berdych in Qatar final

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Ferrer goes on to face Tomas Berdych for the title

David Ferrer celebrates winning his semifinal match against Ivo Karlovic at the Qatar ExxonMobil ATP Open Tennis tournament. Photo from EPA

Nadal hopes doubles win boosts Australian Open bid

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:17 PM

The 14 time Grand Slam winner from Spain lost in the first round of the singles in Doha but sounded much more upbeat after winning the doubles title

Rafael Nadal during his match against Andy Murray in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2015 semifinal match in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Ali Haider/EPA

World #1 again, Serena surprised to still be playing

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Back on top of women s tennis Serena Williams said that she never thought she d still be playing tennis at the age of 31