Canadian Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the ladies' semifinals at Wimbledon earlier today, and Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to the men's semifinals at Wimbledon later in the day. It is the first time a Canadian male has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in over a century.
Raonic defeated Nick Kyrgios, who defeated Rafael Nadal just yesterday, in four sets (6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6). Raonic's serve was dominant, especially in the fourth set in which he only dropped three points on serve. The match statistics show how much Raonic dominated: 73 winners to 34, 39 aces to 15, average first serve speed of 121 MPH to 116 MPH, 88% of first serve points won to 67%.
It was only fitting that Raonic's match point was an ace:
The win puts 23-year-old, 8th-seeded Raonic in the semifinals, where he will face Roger Federer. It is Ranoic's first Major semifinal.
Federer advanced to the semifinals earlier today with a four-set victory over fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka (3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4). See match statistics here. Wawrinka requested a doctor at the end of the set, midway through the second set. The doctor quickly attended to him, giving him a pill. He looked tired through the remainder of the match, but continued to battle. Here is Federer's match point:
The men's semifinal will be on Friday.