Canadians Dominate at Wimbledon
By Mike McIntyre
While the term "dominate" might be a bit of a stretch, Canada can be proud to say that they have representation in the final four at Wimbledon in both the men's and the women's singles draws.
Just four years ago John McEnroe told me that, "If tennis was played on ice, Canada would have a top-ten player." Today thanks to victories on grass, not ice, Canada will have two players in the top-ten of professional tennis when the updated rankings come out Monday.
With her quater-final victory over Angelique Kerber, 20 year old Canadian starlet Genie Bouchard is going to jump into the top-ten on the WTA Tour next week and join Milos Raonic who broke into the top-ten on the ATP Tour in April of this year.
Also still alive in doubles action at Wimbledon are icon Daniel Nestor who is active in both the quarter-finals of the men's doubles with partner Nenad Zimonjic as well as the mixed doubles with Kristina Mladenovic. And don't forget Vasek Pospisil who along with American Jack Sock are also in the quarters of the men's doubles draw.
While Canada Day was July 1st, it is proving to be Canada Year in the world of professional tennis as seemingly every week on both the men's and women's tour there seems to be groundbreaking results for players from the Great White North.