Within the period of two weeks Formula Tennis-Xokkey hosted a virtual tournament Fans Battle on its social media pages on Twitter, Vkontakte, Instagram and Facebook.
The competitors were all the tournament winners in the history of St. Petersburg Open, as well as Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, and Nikolay Davydenko who received wild cards. The title of the favorite player went to Marat Safin, who won in 2000 and 2001.
According to the tournament rules, fans had to vote for their favorite players every day on social media to propel them to the following rounds.
The match winner was determined according to the total of results from all social media.
The event was met well by all tennis fans. Mikhail Youzhny and Yevgeny Kafelnikov even reposted the voting for their fans to help them win.