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Rafael Nadal Reigning Supreme in an Elite List Prompts 13 Million Less Popular Nick Kyrgios to Deliver Social Media Lesson

Published 03/04/2023, 10:35 AM EST

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If we go 20 years down the line, the only way of knowing what our famous tennis players were doing was through tabloids or television. But now the times have changed, and social media has made connecting with fans much easier. And some active tennis players include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Nick Kyrgios. And in a rare instance, Kyrgios has approved and agreed with Nadal in giving what people need.

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Nick Kyrgios himself is a social media bee and updates his fans about everything from his time spent with his girlfriend to his tennis matches. And here’s what he had to say about the most active tennis players.

Nick Kyrgios joins Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in a unique list


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Sounds impossible, right? Nadal and Kyrgios are in the same boat, at least when it comes to social media presence. Kyrgios shared the post of Eurosport in his Instagram story. The list ranked players according to the number of social media followers.

While sharing the Instagram story, Kyrgios stated, “Give the people what they want.” Rafael Nadal tops the list with 17.9 million followers, followed by Novak Djokovic at 12.3 million. Then comes Australian tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios, with 3.5 million followers.


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Amongst the WTA players, Naomi Osaka tops the list with 2.7 million followers, while she is in the fourth place amongst all tennis players.


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The top 10 features the likes of Emma Raducanu, Eugenie Bouchard, Carlos Alcaraz, Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas. 


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One name that shockingly does not appear on the list is Roger Federer. Even though he has a whopping 11.3 million followers, he stays off the list because of his inactivity on the court. The statistics feature only active tennis players and not retired ones.

Kyrgios loves boasting about his off-court records

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This is not the first time Kyrgios has boasted about something related to him. Be it his performance on the court, or his “contribution” to the sport, Kyrgios has stood on top of the boasting podium. During the release of the Netflix tennis documentary, ‘Break Point’, his name was featured at the top of the list. To this, he had a very gloating message. He called himself ‘bar for the sport’.


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

Edited By: Tony Thomas