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David Ferrer wins Qatar Open, presented trophy by surprise guest Beckham

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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:

Ferrer and Beckham at tonight's award ceremony.
Ferrer and Beckham at tonight\’s award ceremony.

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?

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Althani
Althani
6 years ago

yAAAAAAAS David beckham

Michael Fryer
Michael Fryer
6 years ago
Reply to  Althani

Makes a surprising change from the trophy presentations of the last 3 years.

2012 – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was presented with his trophy by Nasser Ghanim Al Khelaifi, President of the Qatar Tennis Federation

2013 – Richard Gasquet was presented with his trophy by H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, the
Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority

2014 – Rafael Nada was presented with his trophy by Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Beckham’s presence at the ceremony is surprising, but more surprising to me was that he was the guy actually presenting the trophy.

Diego
Diego
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

Yes, with no real conncetion to the sport.

Althani
Althani
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael Fryer

Yes!

greylag
greylag
6 years ago

Having lunch at the Four Seasons yesterday, saw Beckham as well as Novak Djokovic. Our son saw him, and some doubted, until we saw that Beckham had presented the trophy. Autograph opportunity missed (!

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago

I can see male knees, very inappropriate…reflect your respect…or maybe they are?

Rob
Rob
6 years ago

Lordy. “Hey, look, Beckham is here! This shows that he’s cool with our totally kosher WC bid, right. Right?”

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