17 Jan 2018

ITF President meets with beIN’s Al-Khelaifi in Doha

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Photo: Paul ZimmerITF President David Haggerty with Nasser Al-Khelaifi

ITF President David Haggerty began 2018 with productive meetings in Doha with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of beIN Media Group.

Al-Khelaifi heads up beIN Sports, the Official Global Media Rights Partner of Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, the ITF’s flagship team competitions.

Al Khelaifi is a former competitor in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, having played over 40 ties for Qatar between 1992 and 2002. He is also the President of the Qatar Tennis Federation, Vice President of the Asian Tennis Federation and Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain Football club.

The meetings, which took place during the ATP event in Doha in early January, underscored the close partnership between the ITF and BeIN Sports.

The ITF delegation also included Chief Operating Officer Kelly Fairweather and Tim Stemp, Executive Director, Commercial.

“We highly value our partnership with beIN Sports,’’ the ITF President said. "We thank them for their contribution to the success of Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas and look forward to a continuing fruitful partnership.’’