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article imageThe Internet and Canada celebrate historic Raonic win

By Jack Derricourt     Jul 8, 2016 in Sports
The Internet was abuzz with the Sound of Milos today, as the young challenger from Canada defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer to advance to the Grand Slam men's singles final.
Despite possessing the greater number of errors in the semi-final, Raonic pushed Federer to a fifth and final set, in which the young player came out ahead. It is the first time Federer has been beaten in 11 Wimbledon semi-finals.
To defeat one of the Big Four in such dramatic fashion captured the enthusiasm and imagination of many around the world, but especially the Raonic fans back home. This is the first time a player representing Canada has advanced so far at Wimbledon. Naturally, many people were excited to celebrate on behalf of the Ontario native.
Tennis Canada was happy to broadcast the energy unleashed back home by the Milos win.
Politicians flocked to the victory as a chance to applaud the young athlete for his exploits on behalf of Canada. At the local level, John Tory, seen shaking Raonic's hand at the NBA All Star Game, showed his appreciation.
Kathleen Wynne expressed the support of Raonic's home province for the historic win.
While, federally, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put out a tweet in both French and English to celebrate the moment for his country.
The joy was palpable following the gruelling match between Raonic and Federer. Some commentators decided to keep things short and sweet.
While others opted for more elaborate comments.
Federer is still one of the most beloved figures in tennis history, and fans of the veteran athlete used the #Fedexit hash tag to express their sadness.
But the majority of the the sentiment among sports fans remained enthusiastic.
With Andy Murray confirmed for the final, spectators will get a chance to watch Raonic take on another of the Big Four. If the young Canadian can go all the way at Wimbledon, it would be a slam dunk for the history books.
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