When you might sum it up, Canada isn’t a nation recognized for producing many world-class tennis gamers. For a rustic with a lot pure magnificence and historical past, we’re merely not used to one among our personal making it onto the world stage.
Nonetheless, numerous tennis gamers will most likely agree that it’s a lot simpler to hit a tennis ball throughout the heat months of summer time. Nonetheless, it’s twice as onerous to be enjoying on a snowy day on the courts. The snow will most likely cowl your eyes and make it onerous so that you can play your finest recreation. However that did not cease the world from seeing some actually proficient Canadian gamers grace the tennis court docket.
Time after time, decade after decade, a number of Canadian sportsmen have distinguished themselves and created some fantastic historical past within the course of. However they’re typically seen as underdogs and normally have low odds on sports activities betting websites. However we will speak about Canadian gamers who’ve despatched the wagering markets and tennis world right into a meltdown. So, with out additional ado, beneath you may discover our record of the highest 3 Canadian tennis gamers ever to play the sport.
Regardless of Canada not having essentially the most superb historical past on this sport, the just lately retired Daniel Nestor has accomplished the job of reminding the tennis world about Canada, time and time once more.
In his mighty 28 years in tennis, Daniel earned numerous respect and bought his title even on the high a number of instances. Within the yr 2002, he made it to the highest of doubles tennis gamers’ rankings. Not simply that, he was named within the ATP double crew of the yr three-time—twice with Mark Knowles, within the yr 2002 and 2004; and in a while, with Nenad Zimonjic, within the yr 2018.
One in every of Nestor’s most adorned profession moments got here within the yr 2000, when he made complete Canada proud by successful an Olympic gold medal. In fact, he has gained 8 grand slams, however successful Olympic gold in your nation is at all times holds a distinct place in an athlete’s profession. However there’s much more to rejoice about his profession than him.
In case you did not know, Daniel’s title shines brightly within the report books too, as he was the primary participant within the historical past of the game to win each Grand Slam and Masters Sequence Occasion, the 12 months Finish ATP finals Championships, together with Olympic Gold medal, a minimum of as soon as in his profession—how outstanding is that?
And the information do not cease there. Within the yr 2016, Nestor grew to become the primary doubles participant within the historical past of ATP to win 1000 matches!
We have already talked a few previous legend, who made an enormous title for himself within the doubles class. Now we’ll speak about a legend-to-be participant, who has left his imprint on the tennis world again and again within the singles class. And to be honest, he’s already a legend as he’s the highest-ever ranked Canadian participant within the singles class within the historical past of tennis.
If in case you have watched sufficient tennis, strive recalling a tall, 6’5″ man who shocked Roger Federer within the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championship within the yr 2016. Ring a bell? Effectively, that is who Milos Raonic was. He solely fell brief within the ultimate recreation within the event, the place he misplaced to Andy Murray. His journey from him to the ultimate was nonetheless a proud second for the Canadian individuals. And that is not the one time he introduced himself to the world in a serious event. He additionally made it to the semis at 2014’s Wimbledon as effectively. He has additionally been 3 ATP World Tour Grasp 1000 finals (2013, 2014, 2016). Individuals referred to as him the way forward for tennis for a purpose.
However, there have been quite a few events when he did not fall brief. In any case, he has eight ATP World Tour titles for a purpose. His ranks have risen dramatically in the previous few years. His peak second got here in November 2016, when he was ATP World Quantity 3 within the singles rankings.
Raonic’s power lies in his robust serving recreation, as his successful share in serves ranks very excessive amongst energetic tennis gamers.
We have already mentioned gamers who dominated doubles and males’s singles. However you may’t have a dialog about Canadian Tennis gamers with out mentioning show-stealer, Eugenie Bouchard. She will get her title from Princess Eugenie of York. Individuals typically name her Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard, and it is smart too—she casts a magic spell wherever she goes, be it on the tennis court docket and even past it.
Her gorgeous appears typically invite numerous consideration, however her performances on the court docket make her a particular participant for the Canadians. She’s recognized to dominate play from the baseline, and that has bought her as excessive as world quantity 5, again in 2014. Within the yr 2013, she was named honored with the ‘WTA Newcomer of the 12 months’ award, because of her spellbinding performances within the Australian Open (the place she reached the semi-finals) and the French Open. However the largest spotlight of her profession was successful the 2012 Wimbledon women’ title.
To conclude, there are a number of Canadians who’ve made their mark on the game of tennis, from those that had been brave sufficient to defy the chances and make them right into a residing, to others who proved that that they had what it takes to change into a champion of their discipline. The game of tennis will likely be left with many fond recollections for the Canadian individuals, thanks to those individuals.