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Nadal-Federer Rivalry Goes Viral

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Nadal© Getty ImagesRafael Nadal's numbers spiked this week after his record seventh Roland Garros victory.

The Rafael NadalRoger Federer rivalry has gone viral. The former World No. 1s are locked in an intense battle to see who can attract the most Facebook fans.

Nadal has steadily reduced Federer’s lead in recent months and, for the first time this week, pulled ahead of Federer in terms of most followers - but only just! Earlier today Nadal had 10,784,540 fans, less than 200 ahead of Federer with 10,784,385.

Nadal and Federer rank eighth and ninth respectively among global athletes for the most Facebook fans.

Nadal’s fan base was boosted by his seventh win at Roland Garros. A behind-the-scenes photo of Rafa in the locker room immediately after his four-set win over Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final attracted more than 260,000 likes and more than 33,000 comments.

Federer, who is less active than Nadal on Facebook, saw more than 190,000  ‘like’ his post from Halle about having a street named after him.

Nadal is also a hit on Twitter, with more than 2.4 million followers. Federer does not have a Twitter account.

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