Rafael Nadal wins Qatar Open doubles title
Rafael Nadal won the the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, partnering Juan Monaco of Argentina. Yes, the Spaniard World No. 3 lifted the doubles title in Qatar. Although Nadal is a frequent champion in the singles side of the ATP World Tour, he picked up his 9th doubles title after beating Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Philipp Oswald in straight sets.
The Spanish-Argentine pair edged Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic 7-6(3), 6-1 in the semi-final on Thursday to reach the final.
Nadal is one of three players to win both singles and doubles titles in Doha, joining Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker.