ATP Qatar Open 2021: date of tennis championships men's final in Doha, start time - and how to watch on TV?

Roger Federer was knocked out in the quarter finals of the Qatar Open after beating Brit Dan Evans on his injury return

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:50 pm

The ATP Qatar Open 2021 is reaching its conclusion, with 250 points and healthy prize pot on offer to the winner of the men’s final.

The championships, held in Doha, has seen the return of Roger Federer following a year out of action through injury and the exit of No.1 seed Dominic Thiem.

Federer knocked out Brit Dan Evans on his comeback but was a beaten by Nikoloz Basilashvili at the quarter final - the same stage Thiem exited to Roberto Bautista Agut.

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The men’s final of the Qatar Open will be held on Centre Court of the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, in Doha, which has a seated capacity of 7,000. Though, due to Covid pandemic restrictions, attendance will be limited to 10% of its maximum capacity. (Pic: Getty)

Defending champion Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz are also vying for a place in the men’s final.

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When is the men’s final of the Qatar Open 2021?

The men’s final of the ATP Qatar Open 2021 will take place on Saturday 13 March.

The tournament, which is usually held earlier in the year, was delayed to the week of 8-13 March due to the global Covid pandemic.

Each day has seen a new round with a quick turnaround for players, as the championships progress in the lead up to the final on the last day.

What time does the Qatar Open men’s final start?

For UK fans, the final will begin no earlier than 3pm.

The action has started at 6pm in Doha, which is three hours ahead of the UK, in the days leading up to the final.

Where will the Qatar Open men’s final be held?

The men’s final of the Qatar Open will be held on Centre Court of the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, in Doha, which was built in 1992.

The stadium has a seated capacity of 7,000 - upgraded from its initial 4,500 capacity in 2008 - but the attendance will be limited to 10% of its maximum due to the Covid pandemic.

It means that just 700 spectators will be allowed into the stadium to witness the final, with strict social distancing measures and hygiene habits observed.

What prize money is on offer for the Qatar Open men’s final winner?

The prize pot for this year’s event is less than what was on offer in 2020 due to reduced spectators amid the Covid pandemic.

The tournament’s organisers have made a financial commitment of $1.15m (£830,000) for the men’s competition.

This equates to around £75,000 for the winner, £53,000 for the runner-up, £37,000 for semi finalists, £25,000 for quarter finalists, £16,000 for players that reach round two and £9,000 for round one entrants.

What TV channel is the Qatar Open men’s final on?

In the UK, Amazon Prime Video has the TV rights to the ATP Qatar Open 2021.

Tennis fans can tune into the action via the Amazon Prime Video app, which is accessible on most smart TVs, tablets and mobile phones.

Customers of Amazon Prime Video can watch the action at no extra cost than their monthly subscription to the service, which is currently £7.99 per month.

New customers to Amazon Prime Video can take out a free 30-day trial which can be cancelled at any time. If left, it will roll over to the monthly cost for the service.

How can I live stream the Qatar Open men’s final?

As well as Amazon Prime Video, tennis fans can watch the Qatar Open men’s final on the ATP’s dedicated streaming service via the official website.

The service streams all ATP events, meaning viewers can flick between Doha, Marseille and Santiago events, at a monthly cost of £9.99.