Canadians Are Kind Of Taking Over Tennis Right Now

Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic are making history at Wimbledon. UPDATE: Following their incredible performances at Wimbledon, the two reach career-high rankings.

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If you haven't heard, on Wednesday, Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian ever to reach the Wimbledon semifinals in singles since the Open Era began in 1968.

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Bouchard defeated No. 9 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany (who had beaten French Open champion Maria Sharapova in the previous round) to move on to the semis. She is officially the first Canadian woman to reach this point in singles at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

The Montreal native is also the only woman to reach the final four of each of the three Grand Slams so far this season.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis

When she reached the Aussie Open semis in January, she was the first Canadian woman to reach a slam semi in three decades.

WELL, if this wasn't news enough, fellow Canadian Milos Raonic has also just reached the final four on the men's side.

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Raonic defeated Nick Kyrgios, an Australian teenager ranked No. 144 who himself had defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the prior round.

Raonic and Bouchard will both be facing a challenge as each seeks to reach their first major final.

Raonic will face No. 4 seed (and 7-time Wimbledon champion) Roger Federer on Friday, and Bouchard will play Romania's No. 3 seed Simona Halep, who is coming off her first major final at the French Open last month.

In the meantime, the entire country of Canada has never been so excited about TENNIS in the history of Canadian sport.

TWO Canadians make it through to #Wimbledon semis - AMAZING !!! What a year for @Tennis_Canada

Kirstine Stewart@kirstinestewart

TWO Canadians make it through to #Wimbledon semis - AMAZING !!! What a year for @Tennis_Canada

2:54 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dream sports couple : Eugenie Bouchard & Milos Roanic... if this could happen I would be so happy!

Vee Gordon@VeeGordie

Dream sports couple : Eugenie Bouchard & Milos Roanic... if this could happen I would be so happy!

3:30 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

First Bouchard. now Raonic thru to semi's at #Wimbledon. Incredible. Golden age of Canadian tennis

John Rodenburg@TSNJR

First Bouchard. now Raonic thru to semi's at #Wimbledon. Incredible. Golden age of Canadian tennis

2:51 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EugenieBouchard and #Milosraonic both heading to #Wimbledon2014 semis. Happy (extended) Canada Day!

Neil@neil111975

#EugenieBouchard and #Milosraonic both heading to #Wimbledon2014 semis. Happy (extended) Canada Day!

3:32 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If Bouchard and Raonic both win Wimbledon, they're obligated to get married and then they become our monarchs. It's in the Constitution Act.

Aaron Wherry@AaronWherry

If Bouchard and Raonic both win Wimbledon, they're obligated to get married and then they become our monarchs. It's in the Constitution Act.

3:13 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's been an historic day at #Wimbledon for Canada with @milosraonic & @geniebouchard both reaching the SF #OhCanada

JAMAI Mohammed Mehdi@JAMAIM

It's been an historic day at #Wimbledon for Canada with @milosraonic & @geniebouchard both reaching the SF #OhCanada

3:38 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Happy (extended) Canada Day, Canada.

#OhCanada! Bouchard & Raonic both advance to Wimbeldon semi-finals in historic double achievement!

Eric Novak@MMPerspectives

#OhCanada! Bouchard & Raonic both advance to Wimbeldon semi-finals in historic double achievement!

3:12 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

UPDATE — Bouchard and Raonic continued to make history at Wimbledon.

Despite Bouchard's loss to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic on Saturday, her ranking still jumped from No. 13 to No. 7 in the world, making her the highest ranked Canadian in women's singles history.

Raonic also reached the top 10 in the men's rankings, moving up to No. 6, a career-high for him. (Canadian Greg Rusedki held the No. 4 ranking in 1997, though he was competing for Great Britain at the time.)