2024 Qatar Open Doha ATP Entry List - Nadal, Medvedev, Murray & more

2024 Qatar Open Doha ATP Entry List - Nadal, Medvedev, Murray & more

by Nurein Ahmed

The 2024 Qatar Open will be the 32nd edition of this tournament and will be held as an ATP 250 event for the last time ahead of an upgrade to a 500 category in 2025.

Held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in the country's capital Doha, the Qatar Open will serve as part of a doubleheader on the ATP's long tradition of the Middle East swing. It will run from February 19th to 24th.

The entry list for this year's edition has been released, clearing all doubt about the rumored involvement of 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who will return to action after his short-lived stay in Australia was curtailed by a new muscle injury to the hip.

Nadal pulled out from the 2024 Australian Open without hinting at his return date, but he remains upbeat to recover ahead of schedule. He will use a Protected Ranking to play just his second ATP tournament in the past year.

The top seed, however, will be Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who is the defending champion. Andy Murray, the vanquished finalist from last year, is also set to make his comeback and will seek a third title in Doha, tying retired Roger Federer for most titles in these parts.

Second seed Andrey Rublev is one of four former champions in the main draw. All the top three seeds at the tournament are Russians, with Medvedev, Rublev, and Karen Khachanov occupying those spots.

There is a formidable trio of heavy hitters outside those aforementioned at the top. Jan-Lennard Struff, Alexander Bublik, and Alexei Popyrin are perennial threats on fast hard courts and could pose a danger to any of the top seeds.

Czech teenager Jakub Mensik is a Next Gen entrant at this ATP tournament. The 18-year-old had a fine run from qualifying at this year's Australian Open, shocking former Top 10 player Denis Shapovalov for his third Grand Slam main draw win.

Three players will be expected to receive wild cards in the days leading to the tournament, while up to four players will have to battle their way into the main draw through the qualifying rounds. The complete entry list for the 2024 Qatar Open can be accessed below.

2024 Qatar Open Doha ATP Players' Entry List:

Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Daniil Medvedev 3 3
2 Andrey Rublev 5 5
3 Karen Khachanov 15 15
4 Ugo Humbert 20 20
5 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 24 24
6 Jan-Lennard Struff 25 25
7 Alexander Bublik 27 27
8 Lorenzo Musetti 28 28
Tallon Griekspoor 31 31
Borna Coric 40 40
Alexei Popyrin 43 43
Andy Murray 44 44
Lorenzo Sonego 46 46
Alexander Shevchenko 48 48
Emil Ruusuvuori 53 53
Zhizhen Zhang 54 54
Jakub Mensik 142 5 (NG)
Rafael Nadal 446 9 (PR)


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