LONDON - With Eugenie Bouchard having stamped her ticket to the final in the women's bracket, Milos Raonic was trying to do the same in the men's, but he had a tall task going up against seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in Friday's semi-final. Unfortunately for the Canadian, he wasn't as lucky as Bouchard, as he lost to Federer in straight-sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Raonic entered Friday's matchup knowing that this was the biggest of his career to date. As incentive, Raonic had the opportunity to become just the second Canadian in as many days to reach a Grand Slam final. Prior to Eugenie Bouchard's semi-final win on Thursday at the All-England Club, no Canadian had made it to a Grand Slam final in the 46-year history of the Open era.
While this was a momentous tournament for Milos Raonic having become the first Canuck in 106 years to reach the semi-final at Wimbledon, he fell to Federer for the fifth time in as many tries, increasing his losing streak to eight against players seeded fourth or higher. Federer was ranked fourth.
With his win, Roger Federer will look to make it eight championships at the All-England Club as he will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
For Milos Raonic, this is certainly a disappointing loss but one that the 23-year-old will most likely learn from.