Twitter stats – Murray wins Wimbledon, web goes wild

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Andy Murray’s victory at Wimbledon was not only viewed by millions on TV but has also become one of the most tweeted about events since last year’s Spice Girls performance at the 2012 Olympic games.

Andy Murrays victory nabbed over 3.4 million mentions on social network Twitter, with mentions coming in at a rate of 120,000 per minute at the height of Twitter’s Wimbledon hysterics. By comparison, the Spice Girls performance only claimed 116,000 tweets per minute.

Murray’s celebration tweet has claimed nearly 90,000 retweets at the time of writing. Murray also received congratulations from quite a few celebrities on Twitter, with Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) saying the win made here “proud to be British”, a “Well deserved fella” from Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) and congratulations from Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker).

Andy Murray became the first Brit to win the Wimbledon men’s tournament for 77 years, beating Serbian Novak Djokovic in three straight sets. The last British man to win the tournament was Fred Perry, who claimed the title way back in 1936.

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