Rafael Nadal Is The New Tennis King Of Facebook, Beating Out Roger Federer

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Thomas Lovelock/AELTC

You may think you have a lot of friends on Facebook – but your list is nothing compared to that of Rafael Nadal’s.

Our champion has overtaken Roger Federer as the most liked tennis player on Facebook. He has reached almost 14,2 million fans on the social networking site, taking the lead over Roger who became the first tennis star to hit 14 million likes earlier this year. Rafa’s total currently stands at 14,181,882 fans on the site, compared to Roger’s 14,174,578 as of today (June 21). Congratulations Rafa!

The top 10 most popular tennis players on Facebook are:

1. Rafael Nadal – 14,181,882

2. Roger Federer – 14,174,578

3. Maria Sharapova – 13,480,596

4. Novak Djokovic – 4,799,308

5. Anna Kournikova – 2,874,052

6. Andy Murray – 2,691,446

7. Ana Ivanovic – 2,388,279

8. Serena Williams – 2,126,014

9. Venus Williams – 1,688,055

10. Juan Martin del Potro – 1,493,705


  1. yeah no. i dont think so. roger is still the best out there. and to b honest i only like roger not rafa.

  2. Everyone loves Rafa! Congrats Rafa, you deserve to be the King of Tennis Facebook. And I totally agree with Louie Del Prado! Rafa’s smile melts all hearts!!

  3. well, this isn’t surprising! How can anyone not like Rafa? He is just so likable and lovable. Simply amazingly, enticingly soft-hearted, down-to-earth man. The epitome to look up to. VAMOS RAFA! From your fans in the Phillipines and Vietnam!

  4. A great testiment to the person that is Rafa. Congrats Rafa! Do your best at Wimbledon. Vamos!

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