Impressed much? Shania proud of Raonic

By Michael Beattie and Dan Imhoff
July 11, 2017

The weather felt decidedly Canadian on Tuesday, which was fine with Milos Raonic – he faces Roger Federer in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. But there was a Canadian No.1 under the roof on Centre Court in his stead: Ontario’s finest, Shania Twain.

"I more play with tennis than play tennis," said the singer-songwriter, who plays for fun and fitness in her spare time. "My husband is my partner – and the guy that I enjoy beating the most."

Twain had also been around the grounds on Monday, and got the chance to meet Raonic after his five-set win over Alexander Zverev in the fourth round.

“It was a great match,” she said. “I got my picture taken with him and told him I was very proud of him. I’m sure it means more to him, of course, but as a proud Canadian I’m really honoured to watch him play. These guys work so hard, and he’s young and obviously putting his heart and soul into it."

“He’s such a calm character on the court,” she added. “Calm and cool.”