Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Milos Raonic celebrates at Davis Cup By Yeshayahu Ginsburg Canada as a country is not known for their prestigious tennis history. Names like Keith Carpenter, Don Fontana, and Dale Power probably barely register (if that) in the memory of even the most hardcore tennis fans. Mike Belkin’s quarterfinal appearance at the 1968 Australian Championships (which because the Australian Open the following year) remains a Canadian male’s best showing in a Grand Slam singles event. True, Canada has had some success in doubles over the years, but their singles players have been fairly nonexistent. Of course, Greg Rusedski could have changed all of that. Rusedski, from Montreal, was a Grand Slam finalist and reached a career-high ranking of World #4. However, he switched to representing Great Britain very early in his career. The two tournaments that he won before that switch in 1995 were Canada’s first tour-level titles in the modern era. Now, though, Canadian tennis is on the rise. Led by phenom...
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