Most Followed Tennis Players On Social Media

by Bilal Anjum | Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 | 0

most followed tennis players on social media

The game of rich traditions, long history, gleaming present and promising future, has seen a bloom in the last decade. Tennis has become a lot more popular at grass root level than what it was a couple of decades ago. Legendary players, brilliant tennis, competitive matches, stupendous playing arenas and surge in the average number of hours of the telecast of tennis matches are definitely, the facts that rationalize its popularity among the masses.

However, there is another aspect which is playing a vital role in the popularity of the game and that is the increased communication between the players and the fans. Tennis players have maintained their pace with the evolving communication methods and are part of a really vibrant social media. Legendary stars like Roger Federar and Rafael Nadal have acquired substantial fan following on social media. Often players like Andy Murray and Federar could be seen answering the questions of fans on social media. Players boost about their achievements and don’t hesitate in disclosing their personal life secrets as well, on social media .We have compiled the list of most followed Tennis players on social media.

(On the basis of combined fans both on Facebook and Twitter).

#1. Rafael Nadal

  • Twitter: 6.53 m
  • Facebook: 14.4 m
  • Total: 20.9 m

Nadal likes to be at the top of what he is doing so it isn’t a surprise to see his name at the top of this list as well. The Spanish star aka ,”The King of Clay”, is The King of Social Media as well with as many as 6.52 million followers on Twitter.

#2. Roger Federar

  • Twitter: 2.01 m
  • Facebook:14.3 m
  • Total: 16.3 m

The Swiss star couldn’t drift more below on this list and he claimed second spot at our list. Although he is lagging Nadal by almost 4 million followers on twitter but he makes up with his facebook fans who are almost equal to Nadal’s.

#3. Maria Sharapova

  • Twitter: 1.18 m
  • Facebook: 14.1 m
  • Total: 15.3 m

Who else other than Maria Sharapova, could possibly have proceeded the two legends?The Russian star is the most followed Woman Tennis player . Recently, after her “I don’t know Tendulkar” comments during the Wimbeldon ,her facebook page got flooded by hate messages from furious Indian fans who couldn’t digest her comment on Tendulkar who has a surreal fan following across the globe.

#4.Novak Djokovic

If you achieve the top spot in the rankings while your contemporary players are the likes of Nadal and Federar than you must be one hell of a tennis player to achieve this honour. The Serbian star Djokovic is fairly active on twitter and tweets frequently.

  • Twitter: 3.28 m
  • Facebook: 5.0 m
  • Total: 8.37 m

#5.Serena Williams

Just a year ago many argued that she is past her peak days but proving them wrong she came back after a prolonged injury and proved her critics wrong. Serena, the younger of the William sisters, is massively popular on twitter.

  • Twitter: 4.3 m
  • Facebook: 2.2 m
  • Total: 6.5 m

#6.Andy Murray

The heartthrob of millions of youngsters around the world, Andy Murray has maintained an astonishing balance between his twitter and facebook fans.(Maybe it’s his fans who are maintain that equilibrium)

  • Twitter: 2.6 m
  • Facebook: 2.7 m
  • Total: 5.4 m

#7.Juan Martin Del Potro

  • Twitter: 2.06 m
  • Facebook: 1.58 m
  • Total: 3.63 m

#8. Anna Kournikova

Kournikova is the only star on our list who doesn’t have a twitter account which implies that she has garnered all her followers from one only one platform which in itself is an achievement .

  • Facebook: 3.01 m

#9. Venus Williams

The American Tennis star, Venus Williams ,though doesn’t have the same kind of fan following like her sister’s, but still managed to get a spot on our list.

  • Twitter: 1.13 m
  • Facebook: 1.72 m
  • Total: 2.85 m

#10.Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic, though last on our list, is constantly progressing as far as her fan following on social media is concerned.

  • Twitter:258 k
  • Facebook: 2.5 m
  • Total: 2.8 m
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