Category Archive: Canada

How adversity can be Bouchard’s best teacher

Adversity can be the best teacher. It builds character and soul. Grow up poor and disadvantaged, and you learn to fight your way out of it. Get stepped on enough, and you learn… Continue reading

wounded Raonic in brave effort vs Murray in Madrid quarters

 

What’s wrong with Genie Bouchard? Go back to 2013

Most players take years to climb the ranks and learn how to deal with fortune and fame. Genie Bouchard, on the other hand, rocketed very fast, very soon. In 2014, the WTA, corporate… Continue reading

The Milos Raonic way to victory — play poorly, serve well

—by Christopher Johnson— Milos Raonic likes to share a lesson that his idol Pete Sampras taught him: ‘Champions find a way to win, even when not playing well.’ It’s amazing how often Raonic… Continue reading

How the Nightmare in Montreal can help Genie Bouchard

—by Christopher Johnson— The first time I ever played indoors, at a junior tournament in Ontario, I had a terrible match. I wasn’t used to the different lighting, air, speed and sound of… Continue reading

The bank that built tennis in Canada

— by Christopher Johnson — More than a decade ago, when Canada’s biggest banks were investing in golf, the National Bank of Canada in Montreal decided to take a risk. “The folks at… Continue reading

8 ways that Bouchard can attain her “Dream of Genie” and win a slam final

Genie Bouchard had just been routed by Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon final. Bouchard sat down, put her jacket on, and reflected on her 6-3, 6-0 loss, her historic road to reaching a… Continue reading

Lessons for Milos Raonic after Roger Federer’s “master class” at Wimbledon

A big serve, when it’s on, can dominate a match. But more than anything else, tennis is about the things Roger Federer did better than Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon semi-finals. It’s about… Continue reading

Genie Bouchard’s style of power tennis is true north strong and Canadian

Reaching the Wimbledon final, Genie Bouchard at age 20 has already forged a brand of aggressive power tennis that is distinctly Canadian. She plays with a play-off hockey mentality. You can see her… Continue reading

Canada’s Milos Raonic, fast-rising at Wimbledon, still has room to improve

Rod Laver asked the Australian media to go easy on Nick Gyrgios and let him grow. The same can be said about Milos Raonic. Raonic is already the greatest male singles player ever… Continue reading