Canadian tennis star honors date request after Patriots rally in Super Bowl

Posted February 17, 2017

But when New England Patriots fan John Goehrke bet her a date that his team would triumph, she gamely accepted.

Despite the game taking place less than a fortnight ago, Bouchard brought Goehrke to NY, for a date at the Brooklyn Nets match against Milwaukee Bucks.

Bouchard arranged the blind date to take place during Brooklyn Jets' match against Milwaukee in the National Basketball Association, and she provided updates on her personal Twitter account throughout the night.

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Oh, I forgot, the date happened to be the same day that Bouchard's appearance in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hit newsstands.

Genie Bouchard can be forgiven for thinking, like millions of other viewers, that the Super Bowl was going to be a blowout victory for Atlanta Falcons after they took a 21-0 lead.

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"If patriots win we go on a date?" he asked.

Genie Bouchard is in the headlines again but it's not for her game.

After Tom Brady inspired the miraculous win, Bouchard agreed to honour the bet with the complete stranger.

On Wednesday night, the Canadian tweeted a two-person selfie photo with her date saying: "Just met my "Super Bowl Twitter Date" John". It's awesome. I was a little bit anxious because his profile picture was a picture of Tiger Woods.

"Do you guys think there'll be a second date?" the TMZ cameraman asked. "I knew Atlanta would win, by the way", she posted to Twitter.

Twenty-year-old studnet Goehrke told the Kansas City Star last week: 'I just thought to myself, it's not over.