The organizers of the St.Petersburg Open tournament reported that they are negotiating with the ATP to get a higher status.
“Currently, we are working with the ATP to change the status of our St. Petersburg Open. As you know, in 2020, the 25th anniversary St. Petersburg tournament was successfully held in St. Petersburg. Petersburg Open, and the ATP granted him temporary ATP 500 status.
We have notified the ATP of our intention to obtain a new status and are ready to purchase the rights to the ATP 500 or ATP 1000 tournament. The negotiation process is progressing well, and internal procedures are being implemented within it, which will allow all decisions to be made in accordance with the rules and regulations of the ATP. Now we are already at a good stage and approaching the achievement of the goal.
When the status of the tournament was changed to a higher one according to the ATP rules, we could not retain the license for the ATP 250 tournament, since the Association of Tennis Professionals is not ready to coordinate the two annual men’s ATP series tournaments in St. Petersburg. That is why, as a first step towards the new status of St. Petersburg Open The 38th week of the tennis calendar has been handed over to our partners in Kazakhstan,” the statement on the St. Petersburg Open.
Yesterday, February 23, it became known that the tournament from St. Petersburg was moved to Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) and will be held there from September 19 to 25.