In sports beyond the Olympics, just look at tennis. First it was Milos Raonic, Genie Bouchard and Daniel Nestor. Now they’ve been joined by Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Vasek Pospisil and wait for it — the most celebrated of them all, the winner of the 2019 U.S. Open — Bianca Andreescu.
There have never been so many Canadian flags dotting the standings of world tennis. Take a bow Canada. Yet another place where we have arrived and arrived big in tournaments around the world and on unused courts across the country. Young kids are picking up tennis rackets in Canada more than ever before.