Rise of Canadian tennis: by the numbers
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).