Tennis has evolved massively with time and social media has played a huge part in it. The popularity of tennis players has grown exponentially in the last decade thanks to the parallel growth of technology and social media. Now, players like to keep their whereabouts posted on social media, and hence the bridge between fans and players has reduced. Let’s take a look at the most popular and followed tennis players on Twitter,
Here is a list of the top 10 most followed tennis players on Twitter
#1 Rafael Nadal
The clay king Rafael Nadal has nearly 15.7 million followers on Twitter. Nadal, who is regarded as the greatest tennis player ever, at least statistically, is quite active on social media and likes to keep his fans updated about his current status and often congratulates other players on their wins.
#2 Roger Federer
The Swiss Roger Federer has 12.7 million followers on Twitter. Out from injury since the last Wimbledon, the 20-time grand slam winner is waiting for his return to tennis. He posts about all the social work he does on Twitter.
#3 Serena Williams
The former world number 1 has 10.7 million followers on Twitter. She is widely regarded as the greatest female tennis player to have ever played that sport. On her Twitter account, we can see her workout routine and can see her writing about her day quite often.
#4 Sania Mirza
The six-times grand slam title winner Sania Mirza has 9.1 million followers on Twitter. She is an Indian Doubles player and is very popular in the subcontinent. She posts about tennis on her Twitter account and given India’s involvement on Twitter, her following explains for itself.
#5 Novak Djokovic
The current world number 1 has 9 million followers on Twitter. The 20-time grand slam champion is a member of the Big-3 and is often debated to be the Greatest player of all time. His Twitter is full of his victories and his photos. He also congratulates people on their wins.
#6 Maria Sharapova
The former world number 1 and 5-time grand slam winner Maria Sharapova has 8.4 million followers on Twitter. She has always been loved by her fans for her game and her good looks. On Twitter, she now does modeling for many brands.
#7 Andy Murray
The British Andy Murray has 3.5 million followers on Twitter. The 3-time grand slam champion, who was once a member of the Big-4, is one of the most active players on Twitter. Andy on Twitter likes to Tweet about current affairs and his daily life.
#8 Juan del Porto
The Argentine professional tennis player Juan del Porto has 3.2 million followers on Twitter. He stunned the world by winning the 2009 US Open. He was famous because he was considered to be an underdog and he defeated Nadal and Federer in his run at the US Open. He retired from tennis a few months ago.
#9 Caroline Wozniacki
Carolina was a danish professional tennis player with 2.9 million followers on Twitter. She was the former world number 1. She was famous because of her origin and her good looks. She likes to post stuff about tennis and her daily life on Twitter.
#10 Ana Ivanovic
Ana has 2.7 million followers on Twitter. She made the list because she was the former world number 1 and also because she won the french open in 2008. She likes to post photos of herself and her family on Twitter.