The two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn due to an ongoing elbow injury, leaving Dominic Thiem as the headliner this week in Doha.
Thiem and Pablo Carreno Busta are the lone Top 10 players in the field.
Here is a look at the field:
QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN
DOHA, Qatar; Surface: hard
Seeds: Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta, Tomas Berdych, Albert Ramos Vinolas, Richard Gasquet, Filip Krajinovic, Fernando Verdasco, Feliciano Lopez
Floaters: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Borna Coric
Notes: No byes in the field…Tough starts for (8) Lopez vs. Spanish countryman G-Lo, and (2) Carreno Busta vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Qatar’s Jabor Al-Mutawa, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and France’s Gael Monfils…Withdrawing from the field were Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…Djokovic beat Murray in last year’s final…Gasquet (2013) is the lone former champion in the field.
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