Nadal leads the tennis world in Twitter followers 1.6 million so far

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  1. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    ok...............


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  3. BULLZ1LLA2.0

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    Twitter I think is more of a teen thing, honestly. It is the latest trend. Facebook is more the house-wifely thing, and will probably fall away in the next couple of years.
     
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    Even a friend of mine with a deeper love for Federer and a much deeper hate towards Nadal follows Rafa on twitter AND is his facebook fan. He just likes to know when to celebrate a new Nadalinjury I guess. :?
     
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    I have recently made a myspace page, just to be different. I will never actively use it though. But myspace promotes the integration of people of different cultures more than facebook does. So I respect it more than facebook.

    If someone doesn't speak English, they are unlikely to get to know people of English-speaking backgrounds by using facebook. Whereas myspace is more visual/musical and less 'wordy', so I respect it for the way it can bond the world together regardless of language.
     
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    lol dulzilla
     
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    What... I thought most people used social networking sites to connect and share with people close to themselves, not strangers from other countries, there are other mediums for that.
     
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  8. aprilfool

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    Music, for example. Exactly what 2.0 said and I agree.
     
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  9. Magnus

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    Facebook/Twitter fans mean nothing.
     
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    Well worth the thread...
     
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    Actually it makes the world go round but whatever. I don't use either, so I care not if you underrate the impact of the social networks. People have become as dependent on these mechanisms as they are on alcohol....in fact more so than alcohol probably.
     
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    Are you serious? Neither Facebook, nor Twitter (or any other online social network, for that matter) "make the world go round". They effectiveness in producing positive results in anything is so bad. Take tennis, for example. What kind of systematic, useful information can you get from them (because their purpose should be the distribution of information, if I am not mistaken)? Moreover, what impact do they have on your game?
     
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    Twitter is for people with low attention spans who are into the latest fad.
    I don't see Nadal remaining the most talked about thing in tennis for too long.
     
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    The older Nadal gets the more records, hence the more to talk about. This year, an opportunity to tie the record for consecutive slam-winning years (eight straight, with Borg, Federer, Sampras), and win a record 7th Roland Garros title, and potentially reclaim the number one ranking and add to his 102 weeks, if Djokovic keeps losing in semis to guys like Murray. This is all further reasons to talk about Nadal, not to mention his off-court fun.
     
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    I agree. Here is a typical one of them (lets call her Clarky21):
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    Here is how she wishes Nadal react when he sees her:

    Nadal: "Me Gusta!"
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    Here is what Nadal would actually do if he saw her:
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  16. monfed

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    Ralph's popularity feeds off of Federer, in that he beat him more times than any other player. But Federer's popularity didn't stem from beating any one player in particular,he was owning the field like noone else. So to suggest that Nadal's more popular than Federer is delusional. I mean Federer was bracketed along with Woods and won multiple Laureus sports awards(beating sportsmen from other sports) which is more of a popularity contest.

    Also to Nadal's detriment, he won the USO a bit too easily imo to complete the career slam in the sense that he won it the very first shot he got. It's certainly creditable that he did win it, but it wasn't nearly as epic as when Fed did it. Federer dropping to his knees will probably go down as the greatest sporting moment in history because the whole world felt he truly deserved it after losing final after final to ONLY one player.


    Unfortunately, for Nadal he had his 3 slam year in 2010 which got overshadowed to a large part due to Spain's WC win. From what I've heard, winning the WC unites a country like no other sporting event. I'm sure in the tennis world it didn't go unnoticed, but then again we're comparing Federer level popularity here.

    I don't even think Nadal's achieved Agassi-level fame but that's another matter.
     
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  17. sureshs

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    So Nadal is better than Fed on Twitter, but Fed's game is more suited to Facebook?
     
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    Nadal won the 2010 Laureus Athlete of the Year award. Nadal is the only athlete ever to win the Laureus Newcomer of the Year award, and the Laureus Athlete of the Year.
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    Nadal took up Facebook a lot later than Federer, and is only slightly behind. Nadal 9.9million, Federer 10million. Nadal will probably overtake him. Not that its a big deal or anything, just for clicks and giggles.
     
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  20. mandy01

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    Roger is not on twitter in the first place.
     
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  21. monfed

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    Cool and Fed's won Laureus sportsman of the year(the biggest Laureus award) 4 consecutive times(for 04,05,06,07), only man to do so. Nadal's done it only once and it's unlikely he'll do it again unless he wins 3 slams a year. Heck in Nadal's breakthrough year of 2008, he got pipped by Usain Bolt. That's popularity for you.

    And thanks for omitting the rest of my post which solidifies my case.
     
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  22. GasquetGOAT

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    Which is a bigger achievement?

    A, the only athlete ever to win the Laureus Newcomer of the Year award, and the Laureus Athlete of the Year.

    or

    B, the only athlete ever to get beaten by King Novak in seven straight finals (and counting), and had to result to challenge his own serve coz he's getting owned on live TV, for the seventh time.
     
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  23. Clarky21

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    So what. He could have 50 million FB fans and 50 million Twitter followers for all I care. He hasn't won a title for nearly a year,and that's what matters most. I think he should be focused on actually winning something and not on how many people look at his Twitter/FB page every day. And since he won't be winning a darn thing any time soon those numbers might just take a hit sooner rather than later. Especially with the way he has become a pathetic disaster in finals,and how badly his play has deteriorated over the past year.
     
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  24. monfed

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    Yea right...
     
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  25. CocaCola

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    Nadal es dios.
     
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    Enlighten me then. Just exactly what do you think he will be winning any time soon? Humpty Dumpty is playing MC so that ain't happening,and we all know he won't be winning IW or Miami,either. Barcelona? Big deal. I am talking about tournaments that matter,and Barcelona is small potatoes in that regard. Besides,even Barca isn't guaranteed with the way he's been playing.
     
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  27. monfed

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    You're saying Nadal won't win a single clay masters? :shock:
     
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    Yep,that's what I am saying. Why is that strange considering what happened last year? Makes perfect sense to me.
     
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    Considering what happened last year?

    Nadal won 2011 Monte Carlo Masters. You even argue facts!

    Nadal also won Roland Garros btw, in case you missed it.
     
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    So essentially you're saying that Djokovic will do the clay sweep?
     
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    Federer was in a weak era of social networking, only reason his Facebook numbers are so high - Nadal is the true GOAT of social media, look at his numbers compared to Laver, he blows him out of the water.
     
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    ROTFL about no of facebook likes determining who's more popular. In reality, Nadal isn't even half as popular as Federer, the only tournament when he's getting more support than Federer himself is Madrid for obvious reasons.

    Btw I bet nearly every Fed fan who follows him on facebook also has Nadal in his "likes" (just as I do) just to see what's going on. If one could choose only 1 player to follow, Federer would gather 3/4 of the votes.
     
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  33. monfed

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    True, his popularity feeds off of Federer.
     
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    Sweet child, you are the clicks and giggles.
     
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    Um no. Myspace is about absolutely nothing useful, hence it was ousted by Facebook as the dominant medium. Facebook can actually be used for more than just seeing what's going on with THamAZEinWUN and his 13453 friends. Students make private groups for school projects, companies promote products, etc. Facebook isn't going anywhere, and definitely not due to Twitter which is worthless. There is a reason why Facebook just went public.
     
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    Does Federer even have a Twitter?
     
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    well what do you expect, most of them are looking for tips on doping
     
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    At the beginning of the year there was a difference of almost 500.000 likes on their facebook pages. Now it's around 120.000.
    Rafa's catching up.
     
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  39. Agassifan

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    but federer leads the tennis world with 16 slams so far.
     
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    Facebook and Twitter fans aren't important. Only the fans in TW matter....
     
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    This is what will determine who is GOAT, and the slams will become irrelevant.


    Please, Nadal lover we understand that you LOVE Nadal so just shut up!
     
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    Yep,that's what I am saying. Even if he doesn't win all of them,Delpo,Fed,or someone else could win one. I am not convinced at all about Nadal's form,especially on clay.
     
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    Nadal only won MC last year because Humpty Dumpty did not play it. If he had amount of finals lost in a row to Humpty Dumpty would be up to 8. Since Djesus is playing MC this year,Nadal will lose that title to him just like he has lost all the rest.

    And if not for Fed goating Nadal would have lost RG as well to Humpty Dumpty,pushing his finals lost to him over the past year up to 9. You know that as well I as I do.
     
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  44. monfed

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    That's cute. :lol:
     
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    Thanks. :lol:

    You still didn't explain why you think I'm wrong. Nadal played some of his worst tennis on clay last year. I'm not sure why saying he won't win any of the clay masters is so funny to you. Afterall he only won MC last year,and wouldn't even have won that if Djesus had played it.
     
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    Everybody knows it was peak, prime Ralph.
    He would have done the clay sweep were it not for one inherently superior player.
     
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    In your delusions maybe,but in reality not even close.
     
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    Even playing quite patchy on clay there was only one guy who could beat him and he almost lost in Rome to Murray and did lose to Federer at RG. As much as you claim Djokovic will win everything, there is little chance he's making so many masters finals again and very little chance he will win the clay sweep. Nadal only ever did this once and at his best in 2008 he failed to do it. In 2010 he might not have done it if Federer and Djokoic were playing better like they did in 2007-2009. So It's not an easy task by any means.

    Last year was Djokovic's chance to maybe do the clay sweep and beat nadal at MC but that chance is gone and i don't think he'll win them all this year.
     
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    yeah, and Fed wouldn't have won Basel, Paris and WTF if Djokovic had been playing like he was for the rest of the year.
     
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