Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, respectively in 3rd and 7th place in the latest ATP rankings, are the two players with the most career Grand Slam trophies, with 20 titiles. Followed by the Serbian Novak Djokovic, current world number one, stopped at 18 Majors with the last title achieved at the Australian Open 2021.
The Big 3, as they have been called over the years, have all decided to skip the Masters appointment 1000 of Miami, together with Andy Murray, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils. Finally, the surprising Polish Hubert Hurkacz triumphed in Florida, winner of players such as Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrej Rublev, in addition to the success obtained in the final against the Italian Jannik Sinner, certainly not in the best of his form.
Trend on Twitter
In recent years, the world of social networks has acquired increasing importance, also used by numerous professional tennis players to share experiences on the Tour and be able to compare themselves with their fans, especially in a period like the current one marked by the Coronavirus emergency that has forced tournaments to go on stage without an audience, or at least with a small number of crowds.
Twitter is widely used, in which Rafael Nadal holds the record for the highest number of followers among tennis athletes: 15.7 million. In second place Roger Federer, with about 12.7 million followers. Follows the American champion Serena Williams, the most followed WTA tennis player on this social network with a figure that is around 10.8 million.
In fourth place was the Indian Sania Mirza (9.22 million), followed by Novak Djokovic with 8.79 million. In the final part of this top 10 there are Maria Sharapova (8.57 M), the British Andy Murray (3.51 M), Juan Martin del Potro (3.29 M), Caroline Wozniacki (3.01 M) and Ana Ivanovic , with 2.76 million fans.
Also present in the top 15 is Venus Williams, who with a number equal to 1.78 million settles in 12th place. Canadian Eugenie Bouchard follows in 14th place, with a total of 1.66 million. In 22nd place is Naomi Osaka, with 946,000 followers.
Tennis pros w/most twitter followers (w/ abbr corrected):@RafaelNadal 15.7M@rogerfederer 12.7M@serenawilliams 10.8M@MirzaSania 9.22M@DjokerNole 8.79M@MariaSharapova 8.57M@andy_murray 3.51M@delpotrojuan 3.29M@CaroWozniacki 3.01M@AnaIvanovic 2.76M — Tennis Tweets (@tennistweetscom) April 5, 2021