DOHA, February 23, 2016 – HE Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) Secretary General Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman Al Kuwari said that Qatar Total Open is one of the first and most famous tennis tournaments in the Middle East thanks to the unprecedented participation it garners every year from seeded tennis players.
Al Kuwari said that QOC spares no effort in supporting all federations that organize global tournaments, including Qatar Tennis Federation under the chairmanship of Nasser Ghanim Al Khulaifi.
Speaking to local media on Monday, he urged tennis fans to attend games and enjoy the tournament at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, noting that the top eight seeded players will take part in the tournament starting Tuesday.
Asked about the scheduling of major tournaments that are hosted in Doha and time gaps between them, HE Dr. Al Kuwari said that, under the directives of HE QOC President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, it is always taken into consideration to allow enough time between tournaments in order to give an opportunity for organizers to campaign for the respective events and publicize them.
The QOC Secretary General called on local media to participate strongly in educating people and inviting them to go to sporting venues, urging them to cooperate with QOC efforts to achieve success in this regard.