Swiss Stan Wawrinka will lead the field at the 2019 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, to be held 6-12 January in Doha. The Swiss No. 2 will be making his sixth appearance and second consecutive at the ATP 250 event.
Wawrinka made the quarter-finals last year (l. to Bautista Agut) and the final in 2008 (l. to Murray). He will be joined by Andrey Rublev of Russia, France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and former World No. 3 Milos Raonic of Canada, among others.
Rublev made the Doha final in 2018 (l. to Monfils) and is coming off his best season, having finished the year at No. 23 in the ATP Rankings, one spot away from his career-high of No. 22.
Tsonga continued his recovery from a 2018 knee surgery in 2019, winning two titles (Metz, Montpellier) and finishing at No. 29 in the year-end ATP Rankings.
Raonic reached two semi-finals in 2019, including at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the season’s first ATP Masters 1000 event.