Rise of Canadian tennis: by the numbers

Rise of Canadian tennis: by the numbers

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Eric Boulé
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Canada is surging in the tennis world, which is evident in the latest ATP & WTA rankings.

Aside from individual players’ stunning rise to the world top 10, there are several figures for which Tennis Canada can be proud.

1 – Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the open era.

2 – Vasek Pospisil became the second Canadian after Daniel Nestor to win a doubles title at Wimbledon.

3 – Number of Canadian individuals in the world singles and doubles top 10 rankings at the moment.

4 – Number of Canadians making it to at least the semifinals at Wimbledon this year.

5 – Nestor’s ATP doubles ranking after reaching the quarterfinals of men’s and semifinals of mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

6 – Milos Raonic’s ATP singles ranking – highest-ever for a Canadian – after his Wimbledon semifinal appearance.

7 – Eugenie Bouchard’s WTA ranking after reaching the final at Wimbledon.

8 – Previous top Canadian women’s singles ranking belonging to Carling Bassett (1985).

9 – Pospisil and his American partner Jack Sock’s team ranking in ATP Doubles.

32 – Bouchard’s WTA ranking at the end of 2013.

61 – Number of spots Pospisil moved up in the ATP doubles rankings (now at no. 33) after lifting men’s doubles championship trophy with Sock.

91 – Number of years since a Canadian male reached a Grand Slam singles semifinal until Raonic ended the drought.

164 – Number of aces served by Raonic at Wimbledon, a tournament high.

1.6 million – Number of viewers tuned in to watch Raonic – Federer semifinal (TSN & RDS).

1.9 million – Number of viewers tuned in to watch Bouchard – Halep semifinal (TSN & RDS).

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