Who’s the Most Popular Player in Wimbledon

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Who’s the Most Popular Player in Wimbledon

As the debate lingers on about equal pay at the Wimbledon Championships, Bough Digital decided to take a look at who is actually the most popular tennis player in the world and who brings in the most fans (and in that view money). So, the beneath blog post will compare the top ten men Vs the top ten women and this will reveal who is the most popular player, and indeed answer the dubious question of whether equal pay is fair. The rankings were taken from the week beginning June 24th.

The Statistics

Bough Digital have decided to look at three elements to determine the most popular sports person. The statistics will look at the Google Search Volume (global), Facebook Fans, and Twitter Followers for each match-up. Each match consists of three sets:

Google Search Volume (exact match)
Facebook Fans
Twitter Followers

Let the games begin.

Match 1: Novak Djokovic Vs Serena Williams

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

Novak Djokovic

301,000

3,080,109

2,010,996

Serena Williams

450,000

1,529,391

3,807,112

WINNER

SW

SW

SW

WINNER: Serena Williams

Match 2: Andy Murray Vs Victoria Azarenka

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

Andy Murray

368,000

1,240,908

1,611,832

Victoria Azarenka

110,000

268,949

261,727

WINNER

AM

AM

AM

WINNER: Andy Murray

Match 3: Roger Federer Vs Maria Sharapova

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

Roger Federer

673,000

13,047,432

476,243

Maria Sharapova

550,000

10,342,773

403,556

WINNER

RF

RF

RF

WINNER: Roger Federer

Match 4: David Ferrer Vs Agnieszka Radwanksa

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

David Ferrer

49,500

78,384

471,605

Agnieszka Radwanksa

91

196,648

N/A

WINNER

DF

AR

DF

WINNER: David Ferrer

Match 5: Rafael Nadal Vs Sara Errani

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

Rafael Nadal

450,000

11,752,339

4,632,653

Sara Errani

49,500

62,835

28,912

WINNER

RN

RN

RN

WINNER: Rafael Nadal

Match 6: Tomas Berdych Vs Li Na

Search Volume

Facebook Fans

Twitter
Followers

Tomas Berdych

27,100

37,583

21,563

Li Na

40,500

84,182

N/A

WINNER

LN

LN

TB

WINNER: Stanislas Wawrinka

The Results:

Well, the results are in and it is a crushing blow to female tennis fans everywhere as they are defeated 7-3 by their male counterparts. Despite the defeat, if the pairings were more favourable to the females, they could have just edged out the men; maybe next year. There were good wins from Serena Williams against Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki against Frenchman Richard Gasquet and for Chinese sensation Li Na against Czech player Tomas Berdych.

However, the crowd’s favourite was match-up number three between arguably the best player ever to walk the planet Roger Federer and the tennis goddess Maria Sharapova. It was really the battle of the heavy-weights (not in body weight), with Federer trumping Sharapova 3 sets to nil, but Maria certainly put up a fight and kept her dignity. However, no-one stood a chance against the Swiss Legend, Mr Federer.