Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal proved he's probably Tennis' nicest guy when he stopped a match to help a distraught mother search for her lost daughter. Ian Walton/ staff: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal became the first ever tennis player to surpass 17 million Instagram followers.

He also has over 15 million Twitter followers. Nadal is a frequent poster and his Instagram milestone is a testament to just how popular he is.

The 22-time Grand Slam winner Nadal is about to exit the ATP finals in Turin after falling to Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-3. The 36-year-old, #2 in the ATP rankings, is currently in the midst of a rough patch after his upset in the US Open final against Francis Tiafoe.

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