Medvedev, Rublev Lead Home Charge In St. Petersburg; All You Need To Know
A trio of Russians — Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov — will each look to win their second title on home soil next week at the St. Petersburg Open, which has been upgraded to an ATP 500 tournament in the revised 2020 calendar. Medvedev is the defending champion in St. Petersburg, while Rublev triumphed in Moscow in 2019 and Khachanov the year before.
Rublev has already won three titles this season, including the ATP 500 title last month at the Hamburg European Open (d. Tsitsipas). The 22-year-old also reached the quarter-finals at the US Open (l. to Medvedev) and Roland Garros (l. to Tsitsipas).
Medvedev and Khachanov will each be attempting to reach their first final of 2020. Following a semi-final run at the US Open, Medvedev fell in his opening matches in Hamburg and at Roland Garros. Khachanov is coming off a fourth-round showing in Paris (l. to Djokovic).
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: 12-18 October 2020
Tournament Director: Olesya Gankevich
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 10 October at 1:00pm
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday 11:00am; Sunday 1:00 pm
* Main draw: Monday – Friday at 1:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm
Venue: Sibur Arena
Surface: Indoor Hard
Prize Money: USD $1,243,790 (Total Financial Commitment: USD $1,399,370)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Thomas Johansson, Andy Murray, Marat Safin (2)
Most Titles, Doubles: Nenad Zimonjic (3)
Oldest Champion: Thomas Johansson, 30, in 2005
Youngest Champion: Alexander Zverev, 19, in 2016
Last Home Champion: Daniil Medvedev in 2019
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 3 Marat Safin in 2000
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 93 Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2009
Most Match Wins: Mikhail Youzhny (35)
Singles:  Daniil Medvedev (RUS) d  Borna Coric (CRO) 63 61 Read More
Doubles: Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) d Matteo Berrettini (ITA) / Simone Bolelli (ITA) 63 36 10-8 Read More
Did You Know... Last year, Daniil Medvedev became the first Russian to claim the St. Petersburg Open title since Mikhail Youzhny in 2004. Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the inaugural edition in 1995 and Marat Safin clinched back-to-back titles in 2000-01.