Milos Raonic does Canada proud by defeating Federer

Canadian tennis player Milos Roanic made history Friday by beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon to become the first Canadian man to advance to a Grand Slam singles final. See some of the best reactions to the historic win.

John Tory, Adam van Koeverden among supporters

Milos Raonic celebrates his victory over Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals. (Getty Images/Shaun Botterill)

Milos Raonic made history Friday, becoming the first Canadian male tennis player to advance to a Grand Slam singles final. He did so at Wimbledon and against Roger Federer no less.

The initial reaction was mostly surprise as the 25-year-old knocked out one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Federer fans, while heartbroken, were still able to acknowledge the determination displayed by Raonic.

Even non-tennis fans are beginning to #believeinthesleeve.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory threw his support behind the Thornhill, Ont., native.

Canadian Olympians Adam van Koeverden and Liz Gleadle cheered on their potential Rio 2016 teammate.

CBC columnist and Olympian Deidra Dionne, along with Rio-bound swimmer Ryan Cochrane, expressed what most people across the country were feeling after the historic win.

Oh, and Milos? Well if you ask him, he's not done yet.

Do you think Milos can finish his historic tournament and win the final? Let us know in our poll.


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