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Kyrgios creates largest social buzz since Darcis beat Nadal

Nick Kyrgios leaps into the air during his Fourth round match
by Alexandra Willis
Wednesday 2 July 2014

Nick Kyrgios's upset of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon caused a social media stir not seen since the first Monday of Wimbledon 2013 when...Nadal got knocked out by Steve Darcis.

Tweets for the day totalled 660,250 - highest of The Championships so far.

The peak was 11,393 per minute at 19:10 - the match finished at 19:09:22, demonstrating the surge in reaction and comment as Kyrgios closed out the world No.1.

The surge continued for several minutes and averaged nearly 4,500/minute over a 20 minute period.

Unsurprisingly, Nadal (216417) was the most mentioned player, closely followed by Nick Kyrgios (50,214) - a number which easily beats Andy Murray's peak daily mentions so far this Championships. Roger Federer only managed 24,635 following his win over Tommy Robredo, but did pick up steam during the Switzerland v Argentina World Cup match, which he tweeted throughout. 

In the Ladies' competition, the most mentioned player yesterday was Maria Sharapova (44,689) following her knockout by Angelique Kerber (4,606).

There have been 2.85m Wimbledon-related tweets during The Championships so far. 


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