Exclusive! Rafael Nadal actually ranked world No.11…


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:26

Boasting 12 million readers globally in 100 different countries, Hello! magazine has conducted an exclusive global poll by its international editions and websites.

Editorial experts from each of its magazine editions and websites have, for the first time in the magazines history, created a list of the most inspiring and influential people of today.

World No.1 Rafael Nadal came in at a very respectable No.11, which features politicians, royalty, actors, models, athletes and musicians.

New US President Barack Obama is unsurprisingly at No.1, with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt taking the second and third spots, respectively.

Other tennis stars to make the list include Ana Ivanovic (joint No.44), Novak Djokovic (joint No.50), Jelena Jankovic (joint No.88) and Roger Federer (joint No.93).

However, the list needs to be taken with a pinch of salt (or rather, a freighter load), given that Brangelinas Vivienne and Knox (Jolie-Pitt) twins rank at joint No.50. Just how inspiring and influential seven-month-old twins can really be is open to debate.

The highest sporting personality in the list is former Manchester United and Real Madrid ace David Beckham, who is ranked at No.8. The lowest sporting personality is current Manchester United and if reports are to be believed, future Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

To see the full list click here.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.