For Genie Bouchard, today is almost like Groundhog Day. Finally back at her home base in Miami for the first time since before the US Open more than three months ago, Bouchard should shortly begin preparations for a new season that will be the most important one in her still-young career. As she does, it’s very much like déjà vu all over again in the Bouchard universe.
Two exhausted tennis players meet at the net after a draining semi-final at the ATP Tour Finals. After a three-hour, 38-minute epic that eclipsed the previous marathon record at the ATP Tour Finals by some 18 minutes, Raonic went down to the man who has been on the other side of the net for most of his disappointing losses this season – hometown favourite Andy Murray. The 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9) Murray victory was a physical crusher for the winner, and an emotional crusher for the loser.
Raonic gives a thumbs up to the crowd after defeating Dominic Thiem 7-6, 6-3 in their round-robin match at the ATP Tour Finals Thursday in London. As Milos Raonic accurately put it after it was over, Thursday’s match between the 25-year-old Canadian and 22-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem at the ATP Tour finals in London was more than just a regular round-robin match.
The Canadian women's national soccer team got the group head coach John Herdman wanted while the Team USA gets the toughest opponents.