Since winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has been widely associated with football (American soccer). But did you know that Qatar is also a huge supporter of tennis? With their own tennis federation and annual Qatar Open, the country is a well-established champion of the sport.
With this appreciation for tennis in mind, Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) joined in the fun at Washington, D.C.’s annual CitiOpen. A few lucky QAIC Members attended the tournament, enjoying the event’s celebration of athleticism and camaraderie. Highlights of the day included watching a host of singles matches, including tennis legend Andy Murray’s win over D.C.’s very own Brandon Nakashima.
Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fan or a casual observer, the energy and enthusiasm that permeated the air was infectious. The tournament proved to be an excellent opportunity to relish in the tennis community, as well as QAIC’s!