Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Serena Amongst the Most Popular Tennis Players on Social Media

Published 12/30/2020, 12:00 PM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Over the years, social media has become a way to connect with individuals from all over the world. In tennis, there are many superstars who engage in online activity. Players such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova keep their fans updated with regular posts from time to time. 

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In the past 10-15 years, the use of social media platforms has become a part of our everyday lives. For fans to get a glimpse or be updated on their favorite stars’ lives is something that one could never have imagined a couple of decades back. 

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 20: Rafael Nadal of Team Europe and teammate Roger Federer share a joke during the singles match between Stefanos Tsitsipas of Team Europe and Taylor Fritz of Team World during Day One of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 20, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Tennis Players Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer Dominate Fan Following

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Recently, there was a survey conducted to see which players from the tennis fraternity have the highest number of fan following. The first on that list was Rafael Nadal, followed by Roger Federer. The great Serena Williams is third on the list with a surprise inclusion in the fourth spot in the form of Indian player Sania Mirza.

Russian Maria Sharapova, who announced her retirement from the game early this year, rounds off the top five. The Serb Novak Djokovic takes the sixth spot, followed by Britain’s Andy Murray. Former tennis player, Ana Ivanovic takes the 8th spot after which the big Argentine Juan Martin del Potro is on 9th, and on the tenth spot is the great Dane, Caroline Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia congratulates Serena Williams of the United States on winning their quarter final match during day nine of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Social Media Is a Boon for Fans and Players to Connect

Over the years, these great names have taken the world by storm. Their spectacular display of tennis has surely won the hearts of millions. Fans would surely be grateful for the benefits of social media. Many a time, players engage in a round of question and answer amongst fans. To have knowledge of the smallest of things with regard to their idols or favorite stars is joyful. 

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List of players with their respective fan following on social media:

  1. Rafael Nadal (40.2 million)
  2. Roger Federer (34.7 million)
  3. Serena Williams (30.1 million)
  4. Sania Mirza (28.1 million)
  5. Maria Sharapova (26.6 million)
  6. Novak Djokovic (23.4 million)
  7. Andy Murray (8.7 million)
  8. Ana Ivanovic (7.3 million)
  9. Juan Martin del Potro (7.2 million)
  10. Caroline Wozniacki (5.8 million)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Novak Djokovic of Serbia talks with Andy Murray of Great Britain before their practice match ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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