"I think it was a great result in general at Wimbledon, but I was upset with the way it finished so I wanted to put that behind me and get my nose back into the work."

Now, according to Laurendeau, the key is to maintain the momentum.

Having a major star or handful of pros thriving is no guarantee of sustained success.

Take Sweden or Brazil.

Sweden, the home of Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg, doesn't have a men's player in the top 200. Brazil, meanwhile, couldn't capitalize on Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten's enormous popularity.

Helping Canada is its tennis infrastructure -- a major training hub lies in Montreal -- and more people in the country, according to information provided by Tennis Canada, are playing the sport.

The performances of Raonic, Bouchard and Pospisil should maintain the trend for the foreseeable future.

"When things get hot but there's no structure behind it, well, there are so many options for kids to go into that are exciting," said Laurendeau. "You want to pick up the game, you go here. How old are you? You can go here. Where do you live? You can go here.

"That's very important. When I look back at the Guga era, he was probably one of the greatest known sports figures in the world at one time.

"Especially in Brazil, tennis was very popular. Why didn't they see a boom behind Guga? It was because that was lacking. It's important for us to have a structure in place -- and we do have it in place."