General Milos
Raonic
Male
Canada
1990-12-27
Podgorica, Montenegro


About

His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships; two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Australian Open; and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, and 2016 Indian Wells Masters.
Raonic first gained international acclaim by reaching the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open as a qualifier, being referred to as "the real deal", "a new star", part of "a new generation", and "a future superstar". Coupled with his first ATP World Tour title three weeks later, his world ranking rose from No. 152 to No. 37 in one month. He was awarded the 2011 ATP Newcomer of the Year. Raonic is the first player born in the 1990s to win an ATP World Tour title, to be ranked in the top 10, and to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. He has eight ATP World Tour titles.
Raonic is one of the most successful Canadian singles male player in history. His career-high No. 3 ranking is the highest ever ranking for a Canadian man. He is the first Canadian male in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open semifinals, the French Open quarterfinals, and the Wimbledon final.
Raonic is frequently described as having one of the best serves among his contemporaries. Statistically, Raonic is among the strongest servers in the Open Era, winning 91% of service games to rank third all-time. Aided by his serve, he plays an all-court style with an emphasis on short points. Every one of his singles titles has been won on hard courts. His overall winning percentage of 68.5% is one of the highest amongst currently active players.
Misc Prompted by the political unrest in the Balkans, and seeking more professional opportunities, his family moved to Canada in 1994 when he was three, settling in Brampton, Ontario, a northwest suburb of Toronto. His parents are both engineers; his father, Dušan, holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, while his mother, Vesna, has degrees in mechanical and computer engineering, including a master's. He has two siblings, both significantly older: his sister, Jelena, has a master's degree in international trade and finance and is eleven years older, while his brother, Momir, has a degree in information technology and business and is nine years older. Raonic's uncle, Branimir Gvozdenović, is a politician in the Government of Montenegro, where he has served as Deputy Prime Minister. Raonic is fluent in Serbian and English.

His first, brief introduction to tennis came at age six or seven with a week-long tennis camp at the Bramalea Tennis Club in Brampton, followed by weekly hour-long group sessions led by tennis coach Steve Gibson, who recognized his potential. He moved to nearby Thornhill, Ontario soon after, and one or two years passed before he asked his parents if he could play again. His father sought out coach Casey Curtis at the Blackmore Tennis Club in neighbouring Richmond Hill, Ontario. Curtis was at first reluctant to take on Raonic, but was convinced after Raonic demonstrated his commitment by working with his father and a ball machine daily for two months. Years later, Raonic said he chose tennis because of its "individuality and [because he] felt [he] could train more alone and on a ball machine with [his] dad".

Raonic and Curtis worked together "twice a day, almost every day, for the next nine years." Provided that he complete his courses, Raonic was allowed to reduce his hours of attendance at Thornhill Elementary School so that he could practice more, which he did both before and after school. His parents and siblings supported his tennis, taking turns driving him to practice and tournaments, but did not push him to it or interfere with coaching. Rather, they emphasized school throughout, insisting that he maintain academic excellence as a prerequisite to playing tennis. He attended Thornhill Secondary School, and accelerated his course load—achieving an 82 percent average—so that he could graduate a year early. Late in 2007, at the age of 16, Raonic moved to Montreal as one of the first group of players at Tennis Canada's new National Tennis Centre, thus marking the end of his formal relationship with Curtis.

Raonic's four favourite sports teams are FC Barcelona, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Toronto Raptors. He played in the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game held in Toronto.

He worked for Rogers Sportsnet as an analyst while recovering from injury for their broadcast of the 2011 Canadian Open. In November 2011, Raonic won an exhibition match against his childhood idol, Pete Sampras, which was dubbed "The Face Off." In 2012, he took up residence in Monte Carlo, Monaco in a 50 metre2 (538 sq ft) apartment, located minutes away from the Monte Carlo Country Club—his "home" tennis club and the site of the Monte-Carlo Masters tournament—and Stade Louis II, which he uses for off-court training. Raonic was in a relationship with Canadian model Danielle Knudson.



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Archive statistics 2010 - 2021
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372


Tournament wins 2016 - Brisbane International (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2015 - St. Petersburg Open (ATP)
2014 - Washington Open (Open)
2013 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
2013 - Bangkok (Amateur)
2012 - Tata Open Maharashtra (ATP World Tour 250 series)
2012 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
2011 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)


Tournaments Australian Open - 2021 Abierto Mexicano - 2021 Miami Open - 2021 Atlanta - 2021 Australian Open - 2020 US Open - 2020 Cincinnati - 2020 Italian International Championships - 2020 St. Petersburg Open - 2020 Paris Masters - 2020 Qatar Open - 2020 Delray Beach - 2020 European Open - 2020 New York Open - 2020 Australian Open - 2019 Wimbledon - 2019 Canadian International Championships - 2019 Queens Club Tournament - 2019 Austria Open - 2019 Paris Masters - 2019 Brisbane International - 2019 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2019 Dubai - 2019 Indian Wells - 2019 Miami Open - 2019 Stuttgart - 2019 Washington Open - 2019 Australian Open - 2018 Wimbledon - 2018 Monte Carlo - 2018 US Open - 2018 Canadian International Championships - 2018 Cincinnati - 2018 Queens Club Tournament - 2018 Japan Open - 2018 Shanghai - 2018 Austria Open - 2018 Paris Masters - 2018 Brisbane International - 2018 Delray Beach - 2018 Indian Wells - 2018 Miami Open - 2018 Madrid Open - 2018 Stuttgart - 2018 European Open - 2018 Australian Open - 2017 Wimbledon - 2017 Roland Garros - 2017 Canadian International Championships - 2017 Queens Club Tournament - 2017 Italian International Championships - 2017 Japan Open - 2017 Brisbane International - 2017 Delray Beach - 2017 Miami Open - 2017 Madrid Open - 2017 Washington Open - 2017 Istanbul Open - 2017 Lyon Open - 2017 Australian Open - 2016 Wimbledon - 2016 Monte Carlo - 2016 Roland Garros - 2016 US Open - 2016 Canadian International Championships - 2016 Cincinnati - 2016 Queens Club Tournament - 2016 Italian International Championships - 2016 China Open - 2016 Shanghai - 2016 St. Petersburg Open - 2016 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2016 Paris Masters - 2016 ATP World Tour Finals - 2016 Brisbane International - 2016 Indian Wells - 2016 Miami Open - 2016 Madrid Open - 2016 Australian Open - 2015 Wimbledon - 2015 Monte Carlo - 2015 US Open - 2015 Canadian International Championships - 2015 Cincinnati - 2015 Queens Club Tournament - 2015 China Open - 2015 Shanghai - 2015 St. Petersburg Open - 2015 Brisbane International - 2015 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 2015 Open 13 - 2015 Indian Wells - 2015 Miami Open - 2015 Madrid Open - 2015 Australian Open - 2014 Wimbledon - 2014 Monte Carlo - 2014 Roland Garros - 2014 US Open - 2014 Canadian International Championships - 2014 Cincinnati - 2014 Italian International Championships - 2014 Japan Open - 2014 Shanghai - 2014 Kremlin Cup - 2014 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2014 Paris Masters - 2014 ATP World Tour Finals - 2014 Indian Wells - 2014 Miami Open - 2014 Estoril Open - 2014 Madrid Open - 2014 Halle - 2014 Washington Open - 2014 Australian Open - 2013 Wimbledon - 2013 Monte Carlo - 2013 Roland Garros - 2013 US Open - 2013 Canadian International Championships - 2013 Pacific Coast Championship - 2013 Cincinnati - 2013 Italian International Championships - 2013 Conde de Godo - 2013 Japan Open - 2013 Shanghai - 2013 Paris Masters - 2013 Brisbane International - 2013 Memphis Indoor - 2013 Indian Wells - 2013 Miami Open - 2013 Madrid Open - 2013 Halle - 2013 Eastbourne - 2013 Bangkok - 2013 Washington Open - 2013 Stockholm Open - 2013 Australian Open - 2012 Wimbledon - 2012 Monte Carlo - 2012 Roland Garros - 2012 US Open - 2012 Canadian International Championships - 2012 Olympics, Olympic Games - 2012 Pacific Coast Championship - 2012 Cincinnati - 2012 Italian International Championships - 2012 Conde de Godo - 2012 Japan Open - 2012 Shanghai - 2012 Valencia Open - 2012 Paris Masters - 2012 Tata Open Maharashtra - 2012 Memphis Indoor - 2012 Indian Wells - 2012 Miami Open - 2012 Madrid Open - 2012 Halle - 2012 Hall of Fame Championships - 2012 Bangkok - 2012 Australian Open - 2011 Wimbledon - 2011 Monte Carlo - 2011 Roland Garros - 2011 Pacific Coast Championship - 2011 Italian International Championships - 2011 South African Championships - 2011 Conde de Godo - 2011 Japan Open - 2011 Shanghai - 2011 Valencia Open - 2011 Paris Masters - 2011 Memphis Indoor - 2011 Indian Wells - 2011 Miami Open - 2011 Estoril Open - 2011 Madrid Open - 2011 Halle - 2011 Stockholm Open - 2011 US Open - 2010 Malaysian Open - 2010 Japan Open - 2010 US Open Qualifying - 2010

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