Draw held for Arab Masters Tennis Championship

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2023-12-24 | Since 2 Month

Draw held for Arab Masters Tennis Championship

Doha, 24 December 2023 -  The draw of the third Arab Masters Tennis Championship was held in Doha.  The prestigious tournament, running until  Thursday,  boasts the participation of 16  top-tier  players  representing  eight Arab nations.

The excitement begins with a   line-up of eight exciting   matches in the first round. Top seed Benjamin Hassan, the Leb-anese sensation, is scheduled to take  on Qatari  talent  Rashid  Nawaf on the opening day, while Tunisian star Mohamed Dagaz, the second seed, is set for a challenging match against Jordanian competitor Mohamed Alkotop. Adding to the intensity, third-seeded  Syrian  player  Yacoub  Makhzoumi is set to clash with Lebanese contender Hadi Habib.

The match-ups continue as Egyptian  Mohamed  Safwat,  seeded  fourth,  takes on Moroccan Walid Ahouda, while fifth-seeded Syrian Mohamed Hazem is  set to square  off  against Lebanese player Hassan Ibrahim.

In the remaining first-round showdowns,  Algerian  Samir  Reguig takes on Jordanian Mousa Alkotop, Moroccan Yascine Al Dulaimi faces Algerian Toufik Sahtali, and  Qatar’s Mubarak Shannan meets Egyptian Karim Maamoun.

Following  the  draw  ceremony held in Doha, yesterday, Qatar Tennis, Squash, and Badminton  Federation  (QTSBF)  Executive  Director  Saad  Al  Muhannadi expressed the Federation’s delight in hosting the tournament. 

“We are happy to host the tournament  in  Qatar,  and  we  welcome  everyone  and  wish  them to hold the tournament. Happy and good luck to them in the tournament,” Al Muhannadi said.

Highlighting the calibre of the event, Al Muhannadi noted that the tournament features the top 16 players selected according to the Association of Professional Players  (ATP)   classification. 

Anticipating a thrilling competition, he added, “We hope that they will provide the best level of Arab tennis.”

The organizers said that the preparations for  the  championship  are  complete  at  the  Khalifa International Tennis and Squash  Complex,  with  three  dedicated courts  ensuring  a  seamless experience for players and spectators alike.

Arab Tennis Federation Secretary Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz expressed his jubilation at Doha being  the  chosen  host  for  the  third  edition  of  the  Arab  Elite Championship. He underscored the significance of Qatar’s rich history in hosting international sports tournaments, particularly in tennis, citing the prestigious ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the WTA Qatar TotalEnergies Open as prime examples.


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