Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high No. 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016. He 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 World Tour Finals. His overall winning percentage of 68. 5% is one of the highest among currently active players.
About Milos Raonic in brief
Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high No. 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016. He 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 World Tour Finals. He has eight ATP World tour titles. His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. Raonic’s overall winning percentage of 68. 5% is one of the highest among currently active players. He plays an all-court style with an emphasis on short points. 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. His uncle, Branimir Gvozdenović, is a politician in the Government of Montenegro, where he has served as Deputy Prime Minister. His favourite sports teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs, Barcelona Blue Jays, and the Toronto FC Blue Jays. His father sought out coach Casey Curtis at the Blackmore Tennis Club in neighbouring Richmond Hill, Ontario, for the next nine years. At the age of 16, Raonic moved to Montreal to join the Montreal Tennis Centre’s new National National Tennis Centre. He moved to Brampton, Ontario in 1994 when he was three, settling in a northwest suburb of Toronto. His siblings, both significantly older: his sister, Jelena, has a Master’s degree in international trade and finance and is eleven years older, and his brother, Momir, has an degree in information technology and business and is nine years older.
His first, brief introduction to tennis came at age six or seven with a week-long tennis camp at the Bramalea Tennis Club, followed by weekly hour-long group sessions led by tennis coach Steve Gibson. He said he chose tennis because of its individuality and felt could train more alone and on a ball machine with dad. He is fluent in Serbian and English, and has two younger siblings, who also play tennis. He was awarded the 2011 ATP Newcomer of the Year for his performances in the 2011 Australian Open. He won the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, 2016 Indian Wells Masters, and 2020 Cincinnati Masters. He also reached the Australian Open semifinals, the French Open quarterfinals, and the Wimbledon final. His overall winning Percentage of 68 5% is a record high for a Canadian male player. Statistically, he is among the strongest servers in the Open Era, winning 91% of service games to rank third all-time. His mother and siblings supported him throughout school, but did not push him to maintain academic excellence as a prerequisite to playing tennis, insisting that he maintain that he could maintain his academic load. He attended Thornhill Secondary School, and accelerated his course load so he could graduate a year early in 2007.