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City news, 05.12.2001 17:13

St. Petersburg claims for holding “Masters Cup-2003”.

Marat Safin, the winner of “ST-Petersburg Open-2001 The directorate of “ST-Petersburg Open” will file an application for holding in final tournament of 2003 “Masters Cups” till December 15.

According to the Director General of “ST-Petersburg Open”, M. Rydnik, the idea to chose St. Petersburg as a host of the final tournament of the year was given by the head of ATP, Mark Miles. To mention, prize money of such a tournament is about USD 4 millions. Here the directorate of “ST-Petersburg Open” is counting on its stockholders – Baltoneksimbank and Konty Corporation, as well as help from the Russian Government and potential sponsors. Applications for “Masters Cup-2003” host will be considered by ATP, with a resolution to come in spring 2002.

Photo by N. Polinin, N. Infantiev, Interpress

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