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07-03-2014, 10:58 AM
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She hasn't lost a set all tournament! Incredible!
She lost the first set again her French opponent, iirc.

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Great match, Genie is a monster. Can't wait for Saturday!

Here's hoping Raonic makes to to the finals as well. An all Canadian winners circle would be awesome. Federer is one of my all time favourites, so it'll be tough to cheer against him.

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Pretty sure I'm in love with her.. And no I'm not an old man so it's allowed. Seems like a lot of NHL players got a thing for her too judging by the tweets!

Here's hoping she brings it home on Saturday! I'll be up early!

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To the Finals, Well done, Genie. My guess is she'll move into atleast the top-10 in the world after this tournament, bring on the Final.
Making it to the finals will move her to at least 7th - win or lose, when the new rankings come out, she will be the highest seeded Canadian women's tennis player ever (surpassing Bassett's number 8 ranking in 85)

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Pretty sure I'm in love with her.. And no I'm not an old man so it's allowed. Seems like a lot of NHL players got a thing for her too judging by the tweets!

Here's hoping she brings it home on Saturday! I'll be up early!
You'll have to fight Bieber for her affections.

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Making it to the finals will move her to at least 7th - win or lose, when the new rankings come out, she will be the highest seeded Canadian women's tennis player ever (surpassing Bassett's number 8 ranking in 85)
I'm sure Angela will be both impressed and annoyed at being bested.

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Someone should change the thread title to much deserving one, "Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon Finals" or similar. This is a historical event for Canada.

Experience over time will decrease her unforced errors and this will bring her many more successes. Its exciting to hear former tennis greats like Navratilova and Evert praising her talents and aggressive plays with Chrissie stating Bouchard's play is similar to hers...

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Someone should change the thread title to much deserving one, "Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon Finals" or similar. This is a historical event for Canada.

Experience over time will decrease her unforced errors and this will bring her many more successes. Its exciting to hear former tennis greats like Navratilova and Evert praising her talents and aggressive plays with Chrissie stating Bouchard's play is similar to hers...
Or Canadian Tennis - Genie and Milos Conquering the World.

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Or Canadian Tennis - Genie and Milos Conquering the World.
even better...

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She lost the first set again her French opponent, iirc.
LONDON -- Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.

The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point to reach her first Grand Slam final. She lost in the semifinals at this year's two previous majors, the Australian Open and French Open.

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LONDON -- Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runner-up Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final against 2011 champion Petra Kvitova.

The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point to reach her first Grand Slam final. She lost in the semifinals at this year's two previous majors, the Australian Open and French Open.
**** son, wow that's a hell of a run.

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I don't follow tennis closely at all... but that sounds damn impressive... reaching at least the semis in 3 straight major tournaments.

Amazing career ahead of her.

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Congrats to Gene. Time to make history. Will we see Galchenyuk in London? On the other hand, not a fan of Milos.

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Congrats to Gene. Time to make history. Will we see Galchenyuk in London? On the other hand, not a fan of Milos.
What? Why?

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Milos is awesome. Serve faster than the speed of light.

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To the Finals, Well done, Genie. My guess is she'll move into atleast the top-10 in the world after this tournament, bring on the Final.
After the match, they were saying if Bouchard wins on Saturday she'll move into the top 5. What a year for her. IMO, Simona Halep was the best womens player in the world going into today's match, Bouchard completely broke her will in the second set. Regardless of what the rankings say, Eugenie is the girl to beat on the tour now. She gets better with every match.

Last month the experts were raving about her play on the clay court, saying it was probably her best surface. This month they're saying her game is best suited for the grass. Looks like she can play on anything. How dominant will she end up being?

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Awesome to see Canadians starting to do well in sports other than Hockey - like basketball and tennis. Bouchard might be the player to get me back into tennis again.

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Pretty awesome for Bouchard. I grew up watching the MacEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Stefi Graf, and Sabatini era.

Bouchard is the real deal no doubt. Such power and finesse.

Good luck to Milos too.

This might get me watching tennis again.

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Milos is awesome. Serve faster than the speed of light.
I don't think he stands a chance against Federer, though.

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Milos can be frustrating to watch. He is so dominant with his serve that he doesn't bother wasting a lot of his energy when he's returning. It's an intentional strategy for him and he won't try in a game unless an opponent screws up and goes down 0-30 to him. It makes him LOOK lazy but he's really a very cerebral player. Because of this tactic he plays in a lot of tiebreakers in which he's good at. He can beat a lot of the players on the tour like this but he can't beat the upper tier guys playing like that. Djokovic, for example who plays a tremendous return game, completely owns him. This is why most people are doubtful he can ever get in that top group. The good news for Milos is he's playing as good as I've ever seen him play at this tournament (he's only lost two sets so far!) and I'm really looking forward to that match with Federer tomorrow.

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I don't think he stands a chance against Federer, though.
He should be able to hold his own, this isn't Federer from 5 years ago.

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Making it to the finals will move her to at least 7th - win or lose, when the new rankings come out, she will be the highest seeded Canadian women's tennis player ever (surpassing Bassett's number 8 ranking in 85)
I believe she will rank 5th just making the finals of this grand slam...

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Milos can be frustrating to watch. He is so dominant with his serve that he doesn't bother wasting a lot of his energy when he's returning. It's an intentional strategy for him and he won't try in a game unless an opponent screws up and goes down 0-30 to him. It makes him LOOK lazy but he's really a very cerebral player. Because of this tactic he plays in a lot of tiebreakers in which he's good at. He can beat a lot of the players on the tour like this but he can't beat the upper tier guys playing like that. Djokovic, for example who plays a tremendous return game, completely owns him. This is why most people are doubtful he can ever get in that top group. The good news for Milos is he's playing as good as I've ever seen him play at this tournament (he's only lost two sets so far!) and I'm really looking forward to that match with Federer tomorrow.
Well I would love to see Milos better the top guys, but the top guys don't just beat him, they dominate everyone. That group is winning all the tournaments, it's a hell of a group.

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just not a fan. He will not beat RFed tmrw. I'm a huge of of RFed by the way.

Growing up I was a huge fan of Agassi, Edberg, Rafter, Wilander, Ivanisevic, and Becker on the Men's side. Capriatti, Seles, Hingis, Kournikova, MJ. Fernandez, and Henin on the Women's side.


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