Following a North American hard-court summer to remember, Daniil Medvedev returns to his home country at a career-high World No. 4 and will attempt to become the first Russian to win the St. Petersburg Open since Mikhail Youzhny 15 years ago. The 23-year-old Medvedev, who came up just short against Rafael Nadal in the US Open final, will be looking to reach a fifth straight final (Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati, US Open).
Medvedev’s countrymen, Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, also return to Russia as strong contenders for the ATP 250 title. World No. 9 Khachanov is an ATP Masters 1000 champion, claiming the Rolex Paris Masters title in November. Rublev recorded big upsets in August, posting back-to-back wins over Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer in Cincinnati and knocking out Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round of the US Open.
In addition to the Russian trio, the St. Petersburg field includes US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini, Borna Coric, Stan Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych.
Here’s all you need to know about the St. Petersburg tennis tournament: what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 16-22 September 2019
Tournament Director: Olesya Gankevich
Draw Ceremony: Sunday, 15 September at 1:00pm on-site
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Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: starts Sunday at 11:00am
* Main draw: Monday at 3:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday 1:00pm
* Doubles final: Sunday, 22 September at 2:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 22 September at 4:30pm
How To Watch
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Venue: Sibur Arena
Main Court Seating: 7,120
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: US $1,180,000 (Total Financial Commitment: US $1,248,665)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Thomas Johansson, Andy Murray, Marat Safin (2)
Most Titles, Doubles: Nenad Zimonjic (3)
Singles:  Dominic Thiem (AUT) d Martin Klizan (SVK) 63 61 Read & Watch
Doubles: Matteo Berrettini (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) d  Roman Jebavy (CZE) / Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 76(6) 76(4) Read More
Did You Know… Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the inaugural edition of the St. Petersburg Open in 1995. Marat Safin became the first player to win back-to-back titles in 2000-01.