Spanish tennis star David Ferrer has defeated Tomas Berdych tonight at the 2015 Qatar ExxonMobil Open finals, 6-4, 7-5.
Much to the audience’s surprise, the 32-year-old was presented with his latest ATP trophy by former UK football star David Beckham, according to those who watched the awards ceremony:
— Simon H (@RenegadeSi) January 11, 2015
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) January 10, 2015
— Elise Holman (@Elise_Holman) January 10, 2015
Doha was abuzz with questions about why Beckham, who apparently spoke highly of the 2022 World Cup, is in town.
But the footballer already has a relationship with sports officials in Qatar. In 2013, he had signed a contract to play for Qatar-owned Paris Saint Germain for six months, reportedly making $238,000 a week.
At the time, he said he planned to donate his salary to a children’s charity.
Did you catch the finals? Thoughts?