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Oh Canada: Raonic, Bouchard advance at Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) — Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard did their best Saturday to get the Canada Day celebrations started early at Wimbledon.

Raonic and Bouchard advanced to the fourth round, setting up Monday matches a day ahead of their July 1 national holiday.

Raonic became the first Canadian to advance to the final 16 in the Open era at Wimbledon since Daniel Nestor in 1999 with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over Lukasz Kubot of Poland.

Bouchard, the first Canadian woman since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1996-97 to advance to the fourth round, beat Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-4.

Eighth-seeded Raonic and 13th-seeded Bouchard played simultaneously, and had to endure about a 4 1/2-hour rain delay.