DOHA: World No.1 Andy Murray and defending champion Novak Djokovic lead the star cast for the 25th edition of Qatar ExxonMobil Open to be held from January 2 to 7 at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex.
Other big names to have confirmed their entries for the ATP World Tour 250 Series tournmanet include 2012 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 2015 runner-up Tomas Berdych.
The main draw of 32 also has the likes of Jeremy Chardy, Ivo Karlovic, Fernando Verdasco, Dustin Brown and David Goffin among others.
Twenty five players are seeded directly and they will be joined by three wild cards and four qualifiers.
The qualifying rounds will he held on December 31 and January 1.
“We are happy to welcome the world once again to Doha. Qatar is the hub of global sport and we're passionate about tennis. I’ve no doubt that the 2017 Qatar Exxon Mobil Open will surpass the previous in all aspects," said Tournament Director Karim Alami.