13-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin the new season at the Qatar Open tournament, schedule to begin from this month ending at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Rafael Nadal is eyeing to clinch the Qatar Open crown for the first time in his tennis career, where he had never won the title so far. Spaniard said it will be tough task for him in Doha Open from this month ending and he has been preparing well for the 2014 ATP Tour season. He added he needs to win the season opening tournament title, before heading to the Australian Open Championship next month in Melbourne Park.
World number one Rafael Nadal had appeared in the Qatar Open final in 2010, where he fall to Russian Nikolay Davydenko in three sets with a 0–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4 score line. But, king of clay is looking confident to play high level tennis in Doha to lift the first ever title. Nadal will have to face tough challenge agianst two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray and his fellow country mate David Ferrer in title race.
Nadal has been seeded as No. 1 followed David Ferrer at No. 2 and Britain star Andy Murray at No. 3 seeds respectively in the Qatar Open 2014 tournament.