Rafael Nadal beats Serena Williams in capturing followers record



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Rafael Nadal beats Serena Williams in capturing followers record

Rafael Nadal reached 17 million Instagram followers and became the first tennis player to reach so many. Serena Williams is the closest one to Rafa with 15.9 million Instagram followers.

Nadal is not the most engaging on Instagram

In fact, according to Tennis Stats & Info page's Twitter profile, Matteo Berrettini had the highest Engagement Rate on Instagram as of March 2022.

This index calculates the entire number of active interactions, ranging from likes and shares to mentions and even direct messages, with the total number of followers. In the instance of Berrettini, who has 1.3 million followers, the involvement rate is 14%, putting the Roman at the top of this leaderboard.

Matteo Berrettini is without a doubt one of the world's most popular tennis players. His massive fan base has grown dramatically as a result of the results he achieved in 2021, from the first Grand Slam final in Wimbledon to the one in the Masters 1000 in Madrid, as well as qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, despite the bitter ending on the house cement.

The Italian, who achieved its highest ranking (6) after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in January, has inevitably expanded its popularity on social media. His 14% involvement rate puts him ahead of the other great tennis players on Instagram right now.

Immediately behind him is Daniil Medvedev with a 12.5% ​​Engagement Rate against 960,000 followers; on the third step of the podium is the legend Roger Federer with his 7.2% against 9.1 million followers; the fourth and fifth squares are occupied by Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who score an interaction rate of 4.8% and 4.9% respectively with their 1.6 million followers each; sixth place for the world number 1 Novak Djokovic, with an Engagement Rate of 3.9% but with 10.4 million followers; behind Rafael Nadal with an engagement rate of 2% against 14 million followers.

Below is a summary:

  • Matteo Berrettini 14% (1.3M)
  • Daniil Medvedev 12.5% ​​(960k)
  • Roger Federer 7.2% (9.1M)
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas 4.9% (1.6M)
  • Alexander Zverev 4.8% (1.6M)
  • Novak Djokovic 3.9% (10.4M)
  • Rafael Nadal 2% (14M)