|Posted on January 5, 2016 at 11:45 PM|
(L-R) President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Alistair Routledge, Rafael Nadal, Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) President Nasser Al Khelaifi, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Karim Alami, the Tournament Director.
Glitz and glamour at Qatar ExxonMobil Open gala dinnerJanuary 5, 2016 - The top hierarchy of the Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) and high-ranking representatives of title sponsors ExxonMobil joined the world's best players at the annual gala dinner on Monday night. Djokovic was joined by Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych. QTF President Nasser Al Khelaifi mingled with guests of ExxonMobil and the ATP Tour officials were also present.
The gala dinner saw guests exchanging pleasantries and taking photos with the top players. Speeches were delivered before the trivia session which was hugely enjoyed by those who attended the ceremony.
The evening included a full entertainment program of intriguing dance and magic performances. Novak Djokovic took part ina magic show with world-famous English magician Drummond Money-Coutts (DMC), to the excitement and amusement of the gala’s guests. His Excellency Nasser Al-Khelaifi, President of the Qatar Tennis Federation, and Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, welcomed the evening’s guests and highlighted the strong partnership their respective organizations share.
Karim Alami, Qatar ExxonMobil Open Director, said: “This dinner has always been a highlight for the players coming to the tournament; we can say that it’s an opportunity to welcome the tennis stars in an elegant way!” “They all deserve a portion of entertainment before their hard work to kick off the 2016 season, as all of us are waiting to witness high intensity competitions in the attendance of elite of tennis names,”he added.
Sponsors ExxonMobil gave away special gifts to the top players who were present at the gala dinner - an event that is keenly awaited by the tennis family in the country and the region.
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The Gala Dinner in Doha on Monday night