ATP Doha: Nole to face Struff in 2017 season opener


World no.2 and 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will make his third appearance at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, the first tournament on the 2017 ATP calendar.

The ATP World Tour 250 event, which has attracted three of the top 10 players in the world, will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from January 2-7.

Novak is no.2 seed and will open his title defence campaign against Jan-Lennard Struff (ATP #63). It will be their first career meeting.

Nole’s possible rivals in the later stages of the tournament are:

2nd round: Florian Mayer (GER), Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Quarter-finals: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP, 8)
Semi-finals: David Goffin (BEL, 4), Ivo Karlovic (CRO, 6)
Finals: Andy Murray (GBR, 1), Tomas Berdych (CZE, 3), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, 5)…

On his debut in Doha in 2015, Novak finished quarter-finalist to Ivo Karlovic (7-6, 6-7, 4-6). Last year he won the title with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Rafael Nadal in the final.

You can download Nole January desktop wallpaper calendar here.

We wish you a Happy New Year 2017!

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