Russian Tennis Federation vice-president Yevgeny Kafelnikov revealed on Wednesday that the St Petersburg Open will soon likely lose its place on the ATP World Tour.
“Unfortunately, today the ATP will announce that the SP Open is to disappear from the calendar, and the tournament will move to Tel Aviv! A shame,” Kafelnikov said on Twitter.
While Kafelnikov did make the claim on twitter, there has been no official word as of yet from the ATP World Tour, and the website continues to list the event on the active calendar.
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.