Saint Petersburg Open to Return to the ATP World Tour in 2015

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After much speculation as to whether the tournament will be moved over to Tel Aviv, it has been confirmed that the St. Petersburg Open will remain in the historic city during the 2015 ATP World Tour season.

The tournament takes place on indoor hard court and offers total prize money of $1,030,000. It has also located to a new venue, the Sibur Arena, and will take place between the 21-27 of September.

The rumours that the tournament would soon relocate took place last April when Russian Tennis Federation vice-president Yevgeny Kafelnikov revealed on it would likely lose its place on the ATP World Tour. A tournament was later announced for Tel Aviv, but was cancelled in August once political turmoil arose in the region.

The St Petersburg Open is an ATP 250 indoor hard-court tournament which is held in September began 18 years ago in 1995 and has featured winners such as British No. 1 Andy Murray and two-time Grand Slam winner Marat Safin.

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