Tuesday 26 September 2017

WATCH - Eugenie Bouchard makes good on her Super Bowl Twitter date bet with university student

Eugenie Bouchard kept to her word and went on a date with the American student. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES / EUGENIE BOUCHARD TWITTER
Eugenie Bouchard kept to her word and went on a date with the American student. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES / EUGENIE BOUCHARD TWITTER

Calum Davis

Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has made good on her vow to go on a date with an opportunistic university student after the pair agreed to a Twitter bet on the Super Bowl.

John Goehrke, who goes to school in Missouri, challenged Bouchard after the Canadian tennis player backed the Atlanta Falcons to win the Super Bowl ahead of the match in Houston.

"If Patriots win [can] we go on a date?' Goehrke tweeted to which the Sports Illustrated cover star wrote, "sure."

Luckily for Goehrke, the Patriots completed a miraculous comeback with Tom Brady dragging the team from a 21-3 half time deficit to win their fifth Super Bowl in 10 years in a dramatic over-time finish.

True to her word, Bouchard tweeted a picture of herself on the way to a Sports Illustrated swimwear photoshop, writing "busy day with @si_swimsuit and then I'm going on a date!"

In scenes that will give teenagers around the world hope of one day fulfilling their schoolboy fantasies, Bouchard later tweeted a picture of the pair on their way to watch an NBA game.

"Just met my 'Super Bowl Twitter Date' John. On our way to the @BrooklynNets game! @punslayintwoods," Bouchard wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in the week, Goerkhe had told the Kanas City Star newspaper that he never believed the world number 44 would agree to the cheeky date request.

"I thought maybe there was a chance she would respond, but I thought there was no chance she’d actually agree to it."

Bouchard admitted she was slightly apprehensive before the date.

“After all the media attention it got, it was something I could, first of all, not back out of. There was no chance," said Bouchard.

“I was worried, however, when I looked at his Twitter profile as soon as I lost the bet and his profile picture was a picture of Tiger Woods. I was like, ‘It’s one of those Twitter fans. I don’t even know what he looks like. What is going to happen?'

"But it turns out he seems to be a very nice boy."

The 22-year-old went out in the third round of the Australian Open last month, losing in straight sets to America's CoCo Vandeweghe.

Telegraph.co.uk

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