Saturday night with the Fed

With the twins no doubt safely tucked into bed around 8:30 p.m. Dubai time, Roger Federer spent close to two hours doing his second #askRF question-and-answer session with fans on Twitter.

We crunched a few numbers on this, and a few themes emerged.

The first was that most people didn’t even ask a question.

The second was that no matter how many questions Federer might try to answer, people were going to bitch.

In the end, Fed answered approximately 75 questions (and he was pretty funny) and posted 31 retweets. And two selfies.

You had a better shot at a retweet if you Tweeted him a pic; most of them contained one.

We sampled an #askRF# hashtag search that ended when Federer signed off about 2:30 p.m. ET. Hundreds upon hundreds of Tweets. It probably was only a fraction of what was received (each response Federer did make was replied to with even more questions; at one point he Tweeted he had some 4,500 waiting).

But it is probably fairly representative. And the (perhaps not so) surprising thing is that most of them weren’t even questions.

Here’s how it broke down:


We broke down the questions in our sample into various categories:


And, finally, we broke down what was likely to get answered. In the end, he got a pretty good cross-sample in.



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