At 1300 on Monday, @andy_murray will emerge on Centre Court at @Wimbledon to begin the defence of his men’s singles title. With more than 85% of the seeded players in the singles draw on Twitter, this promises to be the most social #Wimbledon experience ever.
When Murray walks out to play David Goffin, it will be the first time for 77 years that Great Britain welcomes a returning men’s champion to the tournament.
And his fans will have a unique opportunity to get a personalised souvenir of the special occasion from Murray, exclusively via Twitter. Keep a close eye on @Wimbledon, @TwitterSports and @TwitterUK on Monday morning for more details.
But Murray’s match is only a curtain raiser for a fortnight of the finest tennis and the most social tournament to date, as fans; players; commentators and celebrities join the roar of the crowd on Twitter.
Conversation on Monday may be dominated by whether @andy_murray can retain the crown he sealed a year ago.
But, whoever you are supporting, Twitter will be the place for breaking news and player analysis. Here are all the ways you can follow the action as it unfolds:
Of the 85% of seeded players on Twitter in the main draw, the top 10 most followed players is an equal split between men and women. Heavyweights @RafaelNadal and @serenawilliams occupy the top spots, with a combined following of more than 10 million.
The top five most followed men’s seeds are:
- Rafael Nadal (@RafaelNadal) — 6.3 million followers
- Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole)— 3.1 million followers
- Andy Murray (@andy_murray)— 2.5 million followers
- Roger Federer (@rogerfederer)— 1.8 million followers
- David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87) — 723K followers
The top five most followed women’s seeds are:
- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)— 4.2 million followers
- Venus Williams (@Venuseswilliams)— 1.1 million followers
- Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) — 1 million followers
- Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) — 637K followers
- Victoria Azarenka (@vika7) — 493K followers
Follow all 55 players in this Twitter list, as they share an access-all-areas perspective to their Wimbledon experience — from the training courts, to the locker room, to the show courts.
When big events happen in the world, they happen on Twitter and it won’t just be the players joining the conversation. Expect commentators, pundits, ex-players and other celebrities to provide real-time updates.
For a selection of those accounts, check out this Twitter list, including:
- @Wimbledon — Official Wimbledon Account
- @bbctennis — Official BBC Feed
- @laurarobson5 — Laura Robson (Injured British Female star)
- @judmoo — Judy Murray (Andy Murray’s mother)
- @AmeMauresmo — Amelie Mauresmo (Andy Murray’s new coach)