Qatar Open final delayed briefly by fog
Organizers announced play would be halted “for a while” because of concerns the slippery court was too dangerous for the players.
As fans waited in their seats, workers with brushes scrubbed the edges of the court. The fog, which occurs during the cooler months at night in the Gulf, drifted past the stadium located in downtown Doha.
Players went to the lockeroom and returned about a half hour later and resumed their match. Organizers said it was the first time in the tournament’s 20-year history that fog had caused a delay.