Flamboyant German Into Qatar ExxonMobil Open Main Player Field.
31 Dec 2014
An illness to rising Austrian tennis star, Dominic Thiem has seen a popular visitor to the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, German, Dustin Brown move into the main draw player list.

Thiem will not make the tournament in Doha due to illness. His place will be taken by Brown, who is of Jamaican decent, but German by nationality.

Brown is currently ranked 89th in the world and at the 2014 event came through qualifying to reach the quarter-finals where he was eventually defeated in a third set tiebreak by countryman Peter Gojowczyk.

Brown is known as ‘Dreddy Tennis’ as a result of his long dreadlocks. He also has a flamboyant style on and off the court and is a popular player around the world. He reached three ATP World Tour quarter-finals in 2014, all on different surfaces. Doha on hardcourt, Houston on clay and on grass in Halle where he beat Rafael Nadal in the second round.

“It’s unfortunate for Dominic that he has had to pull out. He’s a talented player who I’m sure we will hear a lot more about and hopefully see again. Dustin is an entertaining player and showed in 2014 his real potential on the court. He’s a popular player and a great addition to the tournament,” said Karim Alami tournament director of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Qualifying for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex starts on Saturday 3rd January from 11am and continues on Sunday 4th January from 3.30pm and is free to the public.

The main draw singles and doubles commences on Monday 5th January from 3.30pm until Saturday 10th with the finals. Tickets are selling fast with the finals, semis and quarterfinals already sold out.