The 25th annual Qatar ExxonMobil Open will conclude tonight with a finals match between the world’s two top-seeded players.
Andy Murray advanced to the finals this week fairly easily. He took down Tomas Berdych 6–3, 6–4 yesterday, racking up his 28th straight victory.
Meanwhile, World №2 Novak Djokovic, who is the defending champion of the Qatar Open, had to work a bit harder for it to defeat Fernando) Verdasco.
The dream Doha final is on! World No.1 Andy #Murray defeats Tomas #Berdych 63 64 to set up a showdown with No.2 Novak #Djokovic on Saturday pic.twitter.com/bWl9wuskUm
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) January 6, 2017
Ahead of tonight’s finals, ESPN reports the Serb as saying about Murray:
“We have always very physical battles, long rallies, entertaining matches. Between one and two in the world, it’s a perfect matchup.”
For those heading to the finals tonight at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash complex in Dafna/West Bay, be sure to arrive early.
سمو الأمير يشهد جانبا من نصف نهائي بطولة #قطر إكسون موبيل المفتوحة للتنس #QatarExxonMobilOpen pic.twitter.com/cBG6tRAr27
— قنوات الكاس (@alkasschannel) January 6, 2017
Security is likely to be tight, as even the Emir is closely following the action on the courts.