Photos: Tennis hottie Eugenie Bouchard honours Twitter bet, goes on blind date with fan

Feb 16, 2017, 15:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard lost a Super Bowl bet to a fan and has made good on it by going out on a blind date with the guy to a NBA game 

Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game
Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game. Pic/Twitter

Wednesday saw Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard courtside at a NBA game with a very lucky boy. The boy was John Goehrke, Bouchard's blind date for the evening.

Bouchard was on a date with Goehrke at a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee to pay off her lost Super Bowl bet.

Goehrke, a 20-year-old University of Missouri student and New England Patriots supporter, won his dream date with Bouchard, who turns 23 on February 25, thanks to the Patriots' record-setting rally to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 earlier this month.

Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game
Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game

The Montreal-born blonde predicted an Atlanta triumph on Twitter with the Falcons ahead 21-0 and her suitor pitched a date if the Patriots rallied to win. Bouchard agreed, only to then see Tom Brady lead the Patriots to a 34-28 comeback triumph.

Bouchard, ranked 44th in the WTA rankings after a third-round run at the Australian Open, tweeted a two-person selfie photo with her date saying, "Just met my 'Super Bowl Twitter Date' John. On our way to the @BrooklynNets game!"

The two were sitting courtside and she even tweeted a video of herself.

Bouchard was confident enough in Atlanta's victory on February 5 with a three-touchdown edge to start sending Twitter messages predicting victory.

"I knew Atlanta would win btw," she tweeted, later adding, "Just predicted the future." That prompted TW1, a Twitter identity sporting a photo of a man in a Cleveland Cavaliers NBA jersey, to tweet Bouchard with a longshot bid of his own. "if patriots win we go on a date?" came the pitch. "Sure," Bouchard replied, although she shot down a second such suitor with merely "C'mon..."

Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game
Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke courtside at the Brooklyn vs Milwaukee NBA game

As the Patriots made their successful fightback, Bouchard was asked by another tweeter: "are you getting nervous?!? Lol." "Umm...kinda...," she replied, adding later, "So...where do you live?"

When the Patriots won the game, and their fifth title with Brady as quarterback, Bouchard could only manage letters: "Omfg." "Lesson learned," Bouchard followed with later.

"Never bet against Tom Brady." Realizing she had become a big deal in the Twitter-verse, Bouchard made it clear the next day she would pay off. "Lol it made a Twitter moment," she tweeted. "And I will do it, I stay true to my word."

FAN SAYS, IT'S THE BEST DATE EVER

 

He says it's his best date ever! 💕

A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) onFeb 15, 2017 at 6:42pm PST

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