Qatar Open Draw: Rafael Nadal to face Pablo Carreño Busta in Doha opener

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

The Qatar Open draw is out, and No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal is set to start the first official tournament of 2016 with a first round match against Pablo Carreño Busta, ranked No. 69. It will be their second career meeting.

Rafael Nadal’s possible rivals in the later stages of the tournament are:

  • 1st Round: Pablo Carreño Busta
  • 2nd Round: Robin Hasse
  • Quarter Final: Andreas Seppi
  • Semi Final: David Ferrer
  • Final: Novak Djokovic

Rafa will team up with Fernando Verdasco. Their first round will be played against the team of Teymuraz Gabashvili/Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Here’s the full doubles draw.

Main draw play begins on Monday, 4 January in Doha.



  1. Rafa had a great two matches, but now the real tournaments start. Does anyone know if Doha will be shown in the US? The Tennis Channel does not show it on its schedule.

  2. Good luck at Qatar Open Rafa, I hope and pray you feel good about your tennis, come to net often, and get your first serve in throughout tournament (and of course, number one remain healthy). You served great at Abu Dhabi. God bless you and love you. Marylynn

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