Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Sponsor, and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the Official Retail Sponsor of the Qatar Exxonmobil Open 2022, congratulate Roberto Bautista Agut, for his impressive victory in the finals of the annual men’s international tournament held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

The new champion earned his winning title against Nikoloz Basilashvili in a captivating showdown last night, with a 3-6, 4-6 victory. The much-anticipated tournament proved to be a tremendous success among fans, who witnessed some of the world’s finest talents compete in Doha for the coveted prize.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The ATP World Tour 250 series tournament in Doha has consistently showcased some of the best tennis in the world, and this year was no different. The best part in being involved as sponsors is seeing how people come together to enjoy the tournaments festivities and witness these talented athletes in action. I would like to congratulate both finalists for putting on a great show for the crowd, from start to end.

We now look forward to the women’s Qatar TotalEnergies Open 2022, where Qatar Airways will welcome many of the world’s best singles and doubles female players to Doha. The continuity of Qatar’s success in hosting these events will eventually build up to the greatest sporting show on Earth, The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.”

Qatar Duty Free Vice President Mr. Thabet Musleh said: “Congratulations to Roberto Bautista Agut on his remarkable performance and well-deserved win at this year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Thank you to all the players for an exciting tournament, bringing people in Qatar and around the world together through sports. Qatar Duty Free is proud to sponsor this prestigious tournament featuring the world’s leading tennis players.”

Top-ranked tennis players including Andy Murray, Nikoloz Basilashvili and Gaël Monfils were among the athletes at this year’s annual star-studded ATP World Tour 250 series tournament. In all, 28 players made the entry list for the singles event, while 16 teams took part in the doubles event.

In December 2021, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM demonstrated yet again the country’s readiness for the grandest upcoming stage in world football, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Qatar Airways congratulated Algeria on lifting the prestigious trophy and fans were left with a poignant ‘au revoir’ with screens at the final displaying the airline’s key messages ‘The World’s Best Airline’ and ‘See You in Qatar 2022’.

Last year, Qatar Airways sponsored the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020™, and has a robust global sports partnership portfolio including football-governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. The airline also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs, including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to connect to a destination of their choice.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional awards, including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline in the Middle East. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was also recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.