04 Jan 2018 - 0:00
Alfardan Automobiles & QTF mark 11 years of partnership
Doha: Alfardan Automobiles has partnered with the Qatar Tennis Federation to sponsor the 26th edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, the first ATP World Tour tournament of 2018.
The six-day tournament, taking place till January 6, will be the eleventh edition to be sponsored by Alfardan Automobiles and will showcase a fleet of luxurious BMW models, including the all new BMW X3, all new BMW 6 Series GT and BMW 5 Series, along with 45 chauffeur driven BMW vehciles that will serve the transportation needs of all the participating players and attending officials.
With some of the biggest names men’s tennis, including Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, World No. 6 Dominic Thiem, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco as well as Pablo Carreno Busta.
Commenting on the long-standing relationship, Ma’n Al Hamawi, Chief Operating Officer at Alfardan Group-Automotive operations, said: “The decade-long partnership between Alfardan Automobiles and the Qatar Tennis Federation accentuates the strong synergy we share. The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a display of remarkable prowess – both in terms of athlete performance and event execution – and through its focus on excellence and evolution, it has emerged as an integral part of the ATP World Tour. As one of the event’s long-standing partners, we are proud of its success and look forward to its growth over the next years as it continues to be a mainstay of the tennis circuit.”
Talking about the importance of the tournament to the region, Karim Alami, Tournament Director, said: “We are excited to welcome the world once again to Doha. Qatar is the hub of global sport and we are passionate about tennis. I’ve no doubt that the 2018 Qatar Exxon Mobil Open will surpass the previous editions. Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a symbol of the strategic and enduring partnerships between many prominent organisations in the country, including Al Fardan Automobiles and QTF, taking the sport to new heights and bringing the finest display of tennis and entertainment to the local community.”
Tennis fans can capture the top seeds arriving in a fleet of chauffeur driven cars and check out a diverse line-up of BMW models that includes BMW 7 Series, BMW 5 Series , BMW X6, BMW X5 and BMW X1.
Under the direction of the Qatar Olympic Committee, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open has become one of the most exciting and prestigious tournaments on the ATP Tour circuit. Now in its 26th year, the star studded event is expected to have 32 players in the singles competition and 16 doubles teams.