(ISN) – Montreal, July 4, 2014 – Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON) was defeated by Switzerland’s Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon on Friday.
Two days after becoming the first Canadian man in the Open Era to reach a Grand Slam semifinal, Raonic stepped onto Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court for the first time in his young career to face one of tennis’ all-time greats. Federer needed one break in each set to come away with a straight sets victory despite Raonic’s 36 winners and 17 aces. The Swiss saved the lone break point he faced in the match.
Thanks to his semifinal run at Wimbledon, Raonic will move to up to career-high ranking of no. 6 on Monday, the highest singles ranking ever achieved by a Canadian.
Pospisil reaches his first Grand Slam doubles final
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) and American Jack Sock advanced to the Wimbledon’s men’s doubles final on Friday thanks to a 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over the fifth-seeded team of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. The will face the top-ranked Bryan brothers in Saturday’s championship match.