Wimbledon 2013 made news not only because of Andy Murray becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon after 77 years, but also due to the fact that it became the top trending event on Twitter. Nearly 70k tweets were posted on Twitter in response to Murray winning the event after almost eight decades.
Wimbledon Twitter account had 135820 followers and event was mentioned about 411348 times during the championship (June 24th - July 7th). Not surprisingly, most tweets had come from United Kingdom (69,740 tweets).
Roger Federer got the most mentions (63,882 tweets) among the male players and Marion Bartoli got the most mentions (5,335 tweets) on the Twitter among the female players followed by Maria Sharapova (2,521 tweets).
Most retweeted post (9,131 retweets) was Fred Perry 77 years ago. Virgin Wade 1977. Andy #Murray July 7 (7/7). We don’t like to say we told you so....#Wimbledon. Most engaging post with 0.908% engagement rate was #Murray takes the #Wimbledon Singles title 6-4 7-5 6-4 v #Djokovic.
The official Wimbledon Twitter account regularly updated its followers which got some popularity going for the tournament, not that it needed any.