Today may be the 4th of July but it’s Canadians that have a lot to celebrate this week. Not only did our nation turn 147 on Tuesday, but two of our own are making waves at Wimbledon.
With a big win on Thursday, Eugenie Bouchard advanced on to the Wimbledon finals. Today, Milos Raonic takes on seven time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the semi finals.
The world may call them underdogs but we like to call them Canadian. Let’s show our compatriots a little love as they set off to make tennis history this weekend.
Born in Westmount, Canada, this 20 year old was the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam in singles with her 2012 Wimbledon girls title. Bouchard was named 2013’s WTA Newcomer of the year, and entered Wimbledon ranked 13th.
Born in Podgorica, Montenegro in 1990, Milos and his family relocated to Toronto in 1994. He was named Newcomer of the Year at the 2011 ATP World Tour Awards and entered Wimbledon ranked 9th.
Does this inspire you to dust off that old tennis racket in your garage and hit the courts? Tune in today at 11:45 am for the Men’s Singles semi final and tomorrow at 9:00 am for the Ladies Singles final.