This post covers social media and tennis and checks, if there is a connection between the onfield and online performance? Are the tennis superstars also successful off the court? The Australian Open just passed by, therefore it is a good moment to check the social media tennis world ranking. In the Men’s Singles Final Novak Djokovic hit on Andy Murray and just like last year the winner was Djokovic, the old and current leader of the Tennis world ranking. He achieved his sixth grand slam victory and furthermore he was the first one who won the Australian Open three times behind each other.
In the women’s final the participants were Victoria Azarenka and Na Li. After a thrilling match Li was defeated by her opponent and so the winner was, just like last year, Victoria Azarenka. The current ATP and WTA world ranking looks like this:
|Pos.||ATP World Ranking||WTA World Ranking|
|1.||Novak Djokovic||Victoria Azarenka|
|2.||Roger Federer||Serena Williams|
|3.||Andy Murray||Maria Sharapova|
|4.||David Ferrer||Agnieszka Radwanska|
|5.||Rafael Nadal||Na Li|
|6.||Tomas Berdych||Angelique Kerber|
|7.||Juan Martin Del Potro||Sara Errani|
|8.||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||Petra Kvitova|
|9.||Janko Tipsarevic||Samantha Stosur|
|10.||Richard Gasquet||Marion Bartoli|
First Overview Of Facebook Tennis World RankingNote: The two vertical gray lines in each graphic are marks for the Grans Slam of Asia/Pacific (the beginning and the end of the tournament).
If we now focus on the Facebook activities of the world tennis elite we recognize that although the men have bigger fan bases but in terms of interaction on the page the fans of the tennis women are more active. Another fact that can be seen at first glance is that Facebook is more popular for the professionals and their fans than Twitter. In the first part of our analysis we want to check the performance of the tennis men on Facebook.
Facebook Performance Of The Men
On Facebook Roger Federer (12m) and Rafael Nadal (11m) are dominating the total fan numbers. This year’s winner of the Australian Open is on the 3rd place with only 2 million fans. The dominance of the top two gets clear if we look at the fan distribution chart. In this chart we see that Federer (44.3%) and Nadal (40.9%) together own more than 80% of the fans in our comparison group of male tennis players.
The fan base of Novak Djokovic has grown steadily before the grand slam final and most on the day, when he won the game. We also can see on this graphic that Roger Federer’s fan page has a very high fan growth, too. Even though he already has more than 12m fans on his page. It can be stated definitely that the development regarding the fans is positively for most of the top players.
One thing that should be mentioned when we talk about the tennis men on Facebook is that nearly all players don’t allow user posts on their page’s wall.
Facebook Performance Of The Women
Among women, the picture is even more obvious when it comes to the number of fans on Facebook. Maria Sharapova is on the pole position in our Facebook ranking and there is a huge distance between the first (9 million fans) and the second (1 million fans) place. The two final participants in the Australian Open are on the fourth (Victoria Azarenka ) and seventh (Na Li) rank. One metric in the analysis of the Facebook performance of the women that looks kind of interesting is the interaction rate. As you can see below there is a lot of activity in this chart. During the finals of the Australian grand slam the two finalists had a particularly high interaction rate.
If we now look at the key metrics radar chart, we realize how strong the dominance of Maria Sharapova really is. The Russian tennis superstar is in almost every category a good place. Especially in the categorys fans and interaction total she leaves her opponents no chances.
What do you think about the Facebook performance of the tennis superstars and our ranking? Are you missing a relevant metric or do you have a question? Just drop us a line in the comments.