QATAR AIRWAYS AND QATAR DUTY FREE CELEBRATE NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S SECOND CONSECUTIVE WIN OF THE QATAR 2017 ATP WORLD TOUR

Golden Falcon trophy presented by sponsors Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free

08 Jan 2017

DOHA, Qatar – Novak Djokovic triumphed last night to take both the Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open 2017 title and the Golden Falcon trophy, a victory celebrated by both Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) the official sponsors of the event.

The defending champion, Novak Djokovic earned his second consecutive title win in Doha after defeating his world number one rival Andy Murray. Djokovic took home his 67th career trophy with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory, during the final match on Saturday 7 January 2017, held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Qatar.

This year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open tennis featured a number of the world’s top men’s tennis players, including Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga among others, who all came together to participate in the 25th annual ATP World Tour 250 series. Djokovic met Murray in the Qatar open final in front of thousands of excited spectators.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways was thrilled to support the Qatar leg of the ATP World Tour and to welcome professional players to Doha, who both delight and entertain spectators and inspire the next generation of sportsmen and women. Qatar Airways has long been an ambassador for sport and partnerships such as the one we have with the Qatar Tennis Association and ATP World Tour, which enable us to promote the values of sport and to connect and celebrate with fans across the world.”

Djokovic met Murray in the Qatar open final in front of thousands of excited spectators.

Djokovic took home his 67th career trophy.

Djokovic took home his 67th career trophy.

The defending champion, Novak Djokovic earned his second consecutive title win in Doha.

The defending champion, Novak Djokovic earned his second consecutive title win in Doha.

Qatar Airways’ interactive tennis booth welcomed visitors throughout the tournament to practice their skills by competing in their own virtual tennis tournament.

Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset, said: “Qatar Duty Free is delighted to have been a sponsor of the event, and to have welcomed visitors and the community of Qatar to our booth, which offered the chance for them to win and take home their own life-changing prize fund via the QDF Millionaire Draw.”

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Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Auckland, Chiang Mai, Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 192 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

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