Unless you’ve been trapped under something very heavy for the past 24 hours, you’re no doubt well aware that tennis player Andy Murray has become the first British winner of the Wimbledon men’s singles title for 77 years, with his straight sets victory over world number one Novak Djokovic, which fittingly took place on 7/7 (July 7th), very much rewriting the sporting history books.
Murray has also been doing some serious rewriting of the Twitter history books, too, with the Wimbledon final generating a heady 3.4 million mentions on Twitter, peaking at 120,000 tweets per minute (TPS) at 17:25 BST at the climax of the match.
This was good enough to best the 116,000 TPS previous best set by the Spice Girls surprise performance at last year’s London Olympic Games. Over on the official UK blog, Twitter has documented some of the reaction to Murray’s win, using data provided by those nice folks at Topsy.
Murray’s celebratory “Can’t believe what’s just happened!!!!!!!” tweet has now picked up more than 90,000 retweets.
Can’t believe what’s just happened!!!!!!!
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 7, 2013
All of which, as you might imagine, has given @andy_murray‘s follower count a serious boost.
Strawberries and cream all round. What an incredible twelve months for British sport.
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