Doha: The Qatar ExxonMobil Open was again chosen at the best ATP 250 Tournament of the Year for 2017 at the ATP World Tour Awards on Friday.
The Qatar event had earlier claimed the accolade in 2015. The award marks another success for the tournament which will celebrate its 25th anniversary for the 2018 edition.
The tournament, which has been won by top stars such as Boris Becker, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, has always attracted the biggest name in tennis down the years.
The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (Masters 1000), the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco (500) also won the award in their respective categories.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal was recognised for his achievement of clinching the year-end No. 1 ATP Ranking for the fourth time in his career, while the No. 1 doubles battle between Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo and Henri Kontinen/John Peers will come down to the upcoming season finale, to start Sunday at The O2. Nadal will be presented the No. 1 trophy on court at the conclusion of the opening session.
Four other players competing at the ATP Finals – Roger Federer, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, and Horia Tecau – accepted their ATP World Tour Awards as part of the Official Launch festivities.