Milos Raonic is a professional tennis player who reached World Number 3 in November 2016. He is also the first Canadian to have reached the Australian Open semifinals and the Wimbledon Open finals. Throughout his career, he had won 8 career singles titles.

Raonic was born in Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia, and he learned tennis when he was around 6 years old. It was Coach Steve Gibson who saw his potential at a camp in Brampton. Two years later, Raonic’s father decided to hire Coach Casey Curtis to teach him tennis. For nine years, Raonic and Curtis practiced together twice a day.

Height / weight 1.96 m /
Born 27 Dec 1990
Nationality Russian Federation Russian Federation
  • Junior and Amateur Career

In 2013, Raonic joined an ITF junior event and came back stronger two years later when he first won his first match. He brought victory in getting the Prince Cup doubles with his partner Vasek Pospisil. Because of their well-blended partnership, they entered the juniors event in Wimbledon Open and the French Open.

At the age of 14, he already played against 14 professional tennis players in North America and 10 ITF Futures tournaments. His most notable performance was during an ITF tournament against Fabrice Martin, which landed him a spot at World Number 1518. His first professional doubles match was with Pospisil again, yet lost their match together.

  • Breaking into the Top 25

2011 was the most significant and fruitful year for Raonic as he dramatically rose from Number 167 to Number 37, as he won against Bjorn Phau and Michael Llodra in the Australian Open. He also became the first Canadian to reach the Top 50.

One of his most memorable matches was against David Ferrer during the Australian Open, where he received rave reviews from tennis enthusiasts. Despite losing, BBC Sports addressed him that he is part of the new generation and The Sydney Morning Herald wrote that he could be a future superstar.

After two weeks, he strived to join the Pacific Coast Championship, where he won against Xavier Malisse, Fernando Velasco, and James Blake. Eventually, this became his first ATP title and he was also recognized to be the youngest winner born in 1990. By the following week, he was able to compete in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships and reached the final round.

ATP World Ranking Number 10

In 2013, Raonic never failed to give his audience an action-packed tournament that his fans deserved. He competed at the Australian Open but fell short to Federer. He, later on, joined the ATP 250 and ATP 500 events, where he snitched the singles title at the Pacific Coast Championship. He also won the Thailand Open which helped him to reach the Top 10.

Raonic never failed to give his country victory as he became the first Canadian and the youngest player to get into the Top 10.

By the following year, he joined the Indian Wells Masters and won against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinal round. This marked his first victory against Nadal after 5 attempts. However, Federer had beaten him in the semifinals.

Grand Slam Results:

  • SF at the 2016 Australian Open
  • QF at the 2014 French Open
  • F at the 2016 Wimbledon Open
  • 4R at 2012-14, 2018 US Open

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