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    Thanks, but the seemingly little effort was actually a booze and pied de cochon i had the night before induced lethargic swing:)....... Thank you for taking time to come out and hit, much appreciated.
     
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    Raonic is now #6! Bouchard is #7! "The boys from nowhere" as the Brit commenters laughingly called them aka the Sockpops win mens doubles....and Pospisil's back is not hurting him..... This is the best news for Canadian tennis in one week ever!!!
     
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    http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/

    Interviews with Raonic and Pospisil after the great Washington final, the first all-Canadian ATP final:

    Select on the right side:
    Raonic Proud To Carry The Flag
    Pospisil's Confidence On The Rise
     
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    Canada has another player in the main ladies draw of the USO

    Francoise Abanda (CAN)
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    Sabine Lisicki (GER) [26]

    after qualifying with some categorical scores.

    I saw Francoise from close by during Rogers Cup, playing doubles with Dubois, and even though they lost, the youngster (17 year old) was at times amazing in exchanges mano-a-mano both from the baseline and from the net against the great Spanish double team of Suarez Navarro and Muguruza.

    Welcome to the club, Francoise!
     
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    Raonic in the 2015 Rotterdam SF

    Pretty good achievement to get there, and Milos lost to the better player by a small margin.

    Can watch one of the SFs (and the better one) here:

    Stanislas Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic FULL MATCH Set 1 Rotterdam 2015 SemiFinals
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZvo89vJ_ME

    Stanislas Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic FULL MATCH Set 2 Rotterdam 2015 SemiFinals
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8031jCclFk

    (in Italian)
     
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    The Canada - Romania Fedcup match in Montreal

    http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100023015

    will take place this weekend at the Maurice Richard Arena (Metro Viau). The tickets are available through "Admission" at the Fedcup site (click on Tickets on the above page).

    Now, I assumed that part of the training will take place on the indoor courts at Jarry Park (the place for the Rogers Cup in summer) and I was right: they have several courts reserved for the two teams tomorrow, from 9 to 18. Thus, those of you in Montreal, you might go out and see Genie Bouchard, Irina Begu and the other team members at work. Trouble is, there are no stands there anymore on court 1, thus you may have to stand up a lot.

    I am not sure about the schedule of training for the other days though.
     
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    2015 FedCup Canada - Romania
    World Group Play-off
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    The team pictures


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    The Canadian Team
    Francoise ABANDA, Sharon FICHMAN, Gabriela DABROWSKI, Eugenie BOUCHARD, Captain Sylvain BRUNEAU



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    The Romanian Team
    Irina-Camelia BEGU, Alexandra DULGHERU, Andreea MITU, Raluca OLARU , Captain Alina CERCEL-TECSOR


     
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    It's too bad to read about the surgeries on Polansky and Bester: obviously major coaching errors in technique or exaggerations or poor choices of equipment.

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    Canadian tennis team selected for next month's Pan-Am Games in Toronto
    Stephanie Myles
    By Stephanie Myles 9 June, 2015 11:02 AM Eh Game


    As the host nation, Canada will have a full squad of six players for the Pan-Am Games, which will take place from July 10-26 at the Canadian Tennis Centre, site of the Rogers Cup just a few weeks later.

    For the women, Montreal's Françoise Abanda, Gloucester, Ont.'s Gabriela Dabrowski and Toronto's Sharon Fichman will play. On the men's side, it will be North Vancouver's Philip Bester and Peter Polansky and Brayden Schnur, who both hail from the Toronto area.

    Dabrowski and Fichman, an experienced team together in Fed Cup, will team up for doubles. The men's team will be Bester and Schnur, with Dabrowski and Bester the mixed-doubles entry.

    No Frank Dancevic or Filip Peliwo on the roster. Dancevic might be needed for Davis Cup detail in Belgium, the week after Wimbledon, so that conflicts directly. Peliwo will be with the Davis Cup team, which plays in Belgium the week after Wimbledon – i.e., right in the middle of the Pan Am Games tennis event.

    Polansky hasn't played any tennis since a Challenger last September in California, having undergone wrist surgery he originally thought would keep out only until February. As a result, his ATP Tour ranking is down to No. 409.

    Bester, who had hip surgery in 2013 and is still coming back from that, has posted some results lately at lower-level events. Schnur, 19, is in his second year at the University of North Carolina, having started there in January, 2014.

    It's a major upgrade from Canada's last participation in the Pan-Am Games, in 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Canada had just a two-player team; Dabrowski, and an unknown player named Christopher Klingemann. They played only the singles, and the mixed doubles. Klingemann, then 26 and born in Seattle, Washington, hadn't played a pro event for nearly a year.

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