Milos Raonic

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Milos Raonic
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Birthdate December 27, 1990
Birthplace Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
From Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Residence Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Height 6’5” (1,96m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2008
Best ATP singles ranking No. 3 (November 21, 2016)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 103 (June 10, 2013)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Milos Raonic (born December 27, 1990 in Titograd, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 3 on November 21, 2016 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 103 on June 10, 2013.

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 four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, 2016 Indian Wells Masters and 2020 Cincinnati 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 the most successful Canadian singles player in history. He became the highest-ranked Canadian male ever on February 21, 2011, when he reached No. 37. His career-high No. 3 ranking is the highest by a Canadian man or woman. He is the first Canadian male in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open semifinals, the French Open quarterfinals, and the Wimbledon final. He has more ATP World Tour titles and finals appearances in the Open Era than all other Canadian men combined. Raonic was named Male Player of the Year by Tennis Canada eight times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020) and received the Lionel Conacher Award as the Canadian male athlete of the year in 2013 and 2014.

Raonic is of Serb heritage. 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. 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. 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 Richmond Hill, Ontario. Raonic and Curtis worked together "twice a day, almost every day, for the next nine years." Late in 2007, at the age of 16, Raonic moved to Montréal 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, and was a member until 2010.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2016 Wimbledon Grass Andy Murray (GBR) 4–6, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(2–7)

Other significant finals

ATP Masters 1000 finals

Singles: 4 (4 runners-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2013 Montréal Hard Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2014 Paris Hard (i) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2–6, 3–6
Loss 2016 Indian Wells Hard Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2–6, 0–6
Loss 2020 Cincinnati Hard Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6–1, 3–6, 4–6

ATP career finals

Singles: 23 (8 titles, 15 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–4)
ATP 500 (1–6)
ATP 250 (7–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (8–11)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2011 Pacific Coast Championships, United States 250 Series Hard (i) Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–1 Feb 2011 Memphis Open, United States 500 Series Hard (i) Andy Roddick (USA) 6–7(7–9), 7–6(13–11), 5–7
Win 2–1 Jan 2012 Chennai Open, India 250 Series Hard Janko Tipsarević (SRB) 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Win 3–1 Feb 2012 Pacific Coast Championships, United States (2) 250 Series Hard (i) Denis Istomin (UZB) 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 3–2 Feb 2012 Memphis Open, United States 500 Series Hard (i) Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 3–3 Oct 2012 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 0–6
Win 4–3 Feb 2013 Pacific Coast Championships, United States (3) 250 Series Hard (i) Tommy Haas (GER) 6–4, 6–3
Loss 4–4 Aug 2013 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2–6, 2–6
Win 5–4 Sep 2013 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i) Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 5–5 Oct 2013 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 6–5 Aug 2014 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 6–1, 6–4
Loss 6–6 Oct 2014 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 4–6
Loss 6–7 Nov 2014 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2–6, 3–6
Loss 6–8 Jan 2015 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard Roger Federer (SUI) 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 4–6
Win 7–8 Sep 2015 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) João Sousa (POR) 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 8–8 Jan 2016 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard Roger Federer (SUI) 6–4, 6–4
Loss 8–9 Mar 2016 Indian Wells Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2–6, 0–6
Loss 8–10 Jun 2016 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom 500 Series Grass Andy Murray (GBR) 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 3–6
Loss 8–11 Jul 2016 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Andy Murray (GBR) 4–6, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 8–12 Feb 2017 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard Jack Sock (USA) Walkover
Loss 8–13 May 2017 Istanbul Open, Turkey 250 Series Clay Marin Čilić (CRO) 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 8–14 Jun 2018 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Grass Roger Federer (SUI) 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 8–15 Aug 2020 Cincinnati Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6–1, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP 500 (0–0)
ATP 250 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2011 Halle Open, Germany 250 Series Grass Robin Haase (NED) Rohan Bopanna (IND)
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)
6–7(8–10), 6–3, [9–11]

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2010 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Tobias Kamke (GER) 3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2008 Rimouski, Canada $35,000 Hard (i) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) Kristian Pless (DEN)
Michael Ryderstedt (SWE)
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (2–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2008 Canada F3, Sherbrooke $10,000 Hard (i) Enrico Iannuzzi (ITA) 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–1 Mar 2009 Canada F2, Montréal $10,000 Hard (i) Grégoire Burquier (FRA) 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Aug 2009 Thailand F1, Nonthaburi $10,000 Hard Kittipong Wachiramanowong (THA) 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Aug 2009 Thailand F2, Nonthaburi $10,000 Hard Laurent Rochette (FRA) 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–2), 7–5
Loss 2–3 Mar 2010 Canada F3, Sherbrooke $10,000 Hard (i) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 3–3 Apr 2010 Korea F2, Daegu $15,000 Hard Hiroki Kondo (JPN) 6–1, 6–1
Win 4–3 May 2010 Korea F4, Gimcheon $15,000 Hard Max Raditschnigg (AUT) 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (1–1)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (4–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2008 Canada F1, Gatineau $10,000 Hard (i) Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Christopher Klingemann (USA)
Thomas Schoeck (GER)
7–6(7–2), 6–7(3–7), [10–8]
Loss 1–1 Mar 2008 Canada F2, Montréal $10,000 Hard (i) Milan Pokrajac (CAN) Travis Rettenmaier (USA)
Rylan Rizza (USA)
6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Loss 1–2 Feb 2009 Croatia F2, Zagreb $15,000 Hard (i) Érik Chvojka (CAN) Victor Ioniță (ROU)
Denis Matsukevich (RUS)
4–6, 5–7
Win 2–2 Apr 2009 USA F7, Mobile $15,000 Hard Philip Bester (CAN) Lester Cook (USA)
Treat Huey (PHI)
6–3, 1–6, [10–5]
Win 3–2 Jun 2009 Slovenia F3, Koper $10,000 Clay Denys Molchanov (UKR) Roman Jebavý (CZE)
David Novak (CZE)
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
Win 4–2 Jul 2009 USA F17, Peoria $10,000 Clay Vasek Pospisil (CAN) Matt Reid (AUS)
Denis Zivkovic (USA)
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–2 Aug 2009 Thailand F1, Nonthaburi $10,000 Hard Nikolaus Moser (AUT) Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN)
Gouichi Motomura (JPN)
0–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–3]
Loss 5–3 Mar 2010 Canada F3, Sherbrooke $10,000 Hard (i) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) Cory Parr (USA)
Todd Paul (USA)
4–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline

This table is current as of August 2, 2021.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 4R 3R 4R 3R QF SF QF 1R QF QF 4R 0 / 11 34–11 76%
French Open A A A 1R 3R 3R QF A 4R 4R A A A A 0 / 6 14–6 70%
Wimbledon A A A 2R 2R 2R SF 3R F QF QF 4R NH A 0 / 9 27–9 75%
US Open A A 1R A 4R 4R 4R 3R 2R A 4R A 2R A 0 / 8 16–8 67%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–3 8–4 9–4 14–4 8–3 15–4 11–3 7–3 7–2 5–2 3–1 0 / 34 91–34 73%
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR DNQ SF Did Not Qualify 0 / 2 2–4 33%
ATP Masters Series / ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 3R 3R 4R QF SF F A SF SF NH A 0 / 8 23–8 74%
Miami A A A 2R 3R 3R QF 4R QF 3R QF 3R NH 4R 0 / 10 16–7 70%
Monte-Carlo A A A 3R 1R 2R QF QF QF A 3R A NH A 0 / 7 12–6 67%
Madrid A A A 1R 2R 2R 3R QF QF 3R 3R A NH A 0 / 8 11–8 58%
Rome A A A 1R 1R 1R SF A 2R QF A A 2R A 0 / 7 7–7 50%
Canada Q1 1R 1R A QF F QF 2R QF 2R 2R 2R NH A 0 / 10 12–10 55%
Cincinnati A A A A QF 3R SF 1R SF A QF A F A 0 / 7 19–7 73%
Shanghai NH A A 2R 2R 3R 2R 3R 3R A 1R A Not Held 0 / 7 7–7 50%
Paris A A A 1R 3R 3R F A SF A 2R 2R SF A 0 / 8 15–6 71%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 5–7 9–8 14–8 21–9 12–7 24–8 4–3 15–6 5–3 10–3 2–1 0 / 71 121–65 65%
Former ATP Masters Series / ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Hamburg A Not Masters 1000 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
National representation
Olympic Games A Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Davis Cup A A AZ1 PO 1R SF PO 1R A A PO A NH A 0 / 3 16–5 76%
ATP Cup Not Held A RR 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Career statistics
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 1 4 19 23 23 20 16 19 14 18 13 10 5 185
Titles 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Finals 0 0 0 2 4 4 3 2 4 2 1 0 1 0 23
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–4 19–11 33–11 36–12 33–13 25–12 32–11 14–5 19–12 14–12 22–8 7–5 8 / 127 258–117 69%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 9–6 7–5 8–6 11–5 4–2 10–4 11–5 4–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0 / 35 65–37 64%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 5–4 1–3 5–2 4–2 10–2 4–2 9–2 8–2 0–0 0–0 0 / 23 49–21 70%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–6 31–19 45–20 45–21 49–20 33–16 52–17 29–12 32–15 22–14 23–9 7–5 8 / 185 372–175 68%
Win % 0% 40% 62% 69% 68% 71% 67% 75% 71% 68% 61% 72% 58% 68.01%
Year-end ranking 923 380 156 31 13 11 8 14 3 24 18 31 14 70

Notes

  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati was played in New York City, the French Open was played in September and after the US Open, and the Italian Open was also played in September and after the ATP Masters 1000 in New York City/Cincinnati, and the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
  • NB The ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells was played in October and after the tournament in Cincinnati due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Wins over top-10 opponents

Raonic has a 30–67 (31%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 0 3 6 3 3 2 8 1 1 1 2 0 30
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Raonic
Rank
2011
1. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 10 Australian Open, Australia Hard 3R 6–4, 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 152
2. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 9 Pacific Coast Championships, United States Hard (i) F 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5) 84
3. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 9 Memphis Open, United States Hard (i) 1R 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–5) 59
2012
4. Nicolás Almagro (ESP) 10 Chennai Open, India Hard SF 6–4, 6–4 31
5. Janko Tipsarević (SRB) 9 Chennai Open, India Hard F 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4) 31
6. Andy Murray (GBR) 4 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay QF 6–4, 7–6(7–3) 25
7. Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 7 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard 3R 6–4, 2–6, 6–2 19
8. Janko Tipsarević (SRB) 9 Japan Open, Japan Hard QF 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 7–6(9–7) 15
9. Andy Murray (GBR) 3 Japan Open, Japan Hard SF 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4) 15
2013
10. Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 7 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 3R 7–5, 6–4 13
11. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 9 Thailand Open, Thailand Hard (i) SF 3–6, 7–5, 6–4 11
12. Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 6 Thailand Open, Thailand Hard (i) F 7–6(7–4), 6–3 11
2014
13. Andy Murray (GBR) 6 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 4R 4–6, 7–5, 6–3 11
14. Roger Federer (SUI) 2 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) QF 7–6(7–5), 7–5 10
15. Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 5 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) SF 6–3, 3–6, 7–5 10
2015
16. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 5 Brisbane International, Australia Hard SF 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4) 8
17. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard QF 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 7–5 6
2016
18. Roger Federer (SUI) 3 Brisbane International, Australia Hard F 6–4, 6–4 14
19. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 4 Australian Open, Australia Hard 4R 6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–3 14
20. Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 7 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 4R 6–4, 7–6(9–7) 14
21. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 7 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4 10
22. Roger Federer (SUI) 3 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass SF 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 4–6, 7–5, 6–3 7
23. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–4 6
24. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 6 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Hard (i) RR 6–3, 6–4 4
25. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 9 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Hard (i) RR 7–6(7–5), 6–3 4
2017
26. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 9 Brisbane International, Australia Hard QF 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 3
2018
27. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 4 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 2R 7–5, 3–6, 6–3 24
2019
28. Alexander Zverev Jr. (GER) 4 Australian Open, Australia Hard 4R 6–1, 6–1, 7–6(7–5) 17
2020
29. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6 Australian Open, Australia Hard 3R 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–2) 35
30. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard SF 7–6(7–5), 6–3 30

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