LONDON - There has been plenty of talk about the history-making Canadian contingent in the singles bracket at Wimbledon with Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic. With that said, however, Bouchard and Raonic - as memorable as their respective runs have been thus far - are not the only Canucks making noise at the All-England Club.
Vasek Pospisil has aspirations of meeting Milos Raonic in the top-tier of men's tennis while hoping to become just as synonymous with Canadian tennis as the native of Thornhill, Ontario, is. After making the semi-final at last August's Rogers Cup in Montreal, then making a third-round appearance at the Australian Open this past January, the native of Vernon, British Columbia, knows that while he has some work to do, is on his way to success.
Unfortunately, Wimbledon did not get off to an auspicious start for Pospisil as he fell to Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round. But as discouraging as the loss was for the 24-year-old, he still had the opportunity to compete in the doubles bracket with American partner Jack Sock.
Good thing for the doubles as Pospisil and Sock have excelled thus far at the All-England Club and now, are onto the finals on Friday against the Bryan brothers of the United States.
In their semi-final matchup, Pospisil and Sock pulled off an upset, defeating the team of India's Leander Pass and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4.
The aforementioned Bryan brothers - Bob and Mike - are not only the top-seeded doubles team but are the defending Wimbledon champs as they hope to make it back-to-back wins on Friday. The American duo defeated the French duo of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-2 in their semi-final match.
It may come as a shock to most but Wimbledon marks the first time that Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock have ever played together. Whatever ignited the chemistry so quick and so fluid is beyond anyone but the duo wouldn't care. They may be surprised by their own success but the duo is taking it with a great deal of stride as they hope to win the doubles titles in the best scenario imaginable: dethroning the champions.