Milos Raonic (born 27 December 1990 Titograd, Yugoslavia ) is a Canadian tennis player.
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Life and career
Career and first successes as a junior
Milos Raonic moved in 1994 with his parents from Montenegro to Canada. At eight, he began playing tennis, he trained initially for reasons of cost usually early morning or late evening with a ball machine. At the age of twelve he took in Canada for the first time in an international junior tournament. In the years 2006 and 2007 he won several tournaments and reached in October 2008 with his best finish 35th in the junior world rankings.
2007-2009: Future tournaments and first ATP tournament
As of 2007, Raonic took part in the ITF Futures tournaments since he is out in the tennis world rankings. In March 2008, he stood for the first time in a final, and in March 2009 he won his first title. In the same year, he reached two more finals, of which he was able to win a. He also qualified in August 2009 at the Masters tournament in Montreal. Victories over by the top 100 players Teimuraz Gabashvili and Michaël Llodra on the first time for an ATP tournament In the first round he had against the top 10 player Fernando González in the second set tie-break a match, the match but lost in three sets. Due to the success this year came against Raonic among the top 400 in the rankings.
2010: Establishment of the Challenger Tour ATP and first victories
In March 2010, he appeared in the Davis Cup against Colombia for the first time in Canada. He lost both singles matches, but won the doubles with Daniel Nestor of. In the following weeks Raonic reached three finals, winning Future two titles. In July 2010 he was in Granby for the first time in a Challenger final, where he the set at position 1 Tobias Kamke defeated in straight sets. Two weeks later failed when Raonic Canada Masters, which this time was held in Toronto, with a wildcard in the first round in straight sets to Victor Hanescu. However, it was with his compatriot Vasek Pospisil draw attention to themselves in a double by, the team defeated Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the places 1 and 2 of the individual World Ranking occupied at this time in three sets. Subsequently, Raonic qualified for the U.S. Open right away for his first Grand Slam tournament. But in the first round, he failed in four sets to Carsten ball In October 2010, Raonic was able to celebrate his first victory against Igor Kunizyn at an ATP tournament as a qualifier in Kuala Lumpur. It was followed by a victory over top-40 player Serhiy Stachowskyj before he was defeated in three sets in the quarter-finals, Igor Andreev. The following week he again succeeded in Tokyo qualifying for an ATP tournament; again he was able to defeat a top 100 player in the first round with Florent Serra before he failed in the second round on world number one Nadal in two short sentences. Through these successes, Raonic improved in the world rankings at No. 155
2011: breakthrough at the Australian Open, the first ATP title and injury worries
The year 2011 began with the successful qualification for Raonic at the Australian Open. In the first round he defeated Bjorn Phau in three sets his first Grand Slam match. Also in the second and third round he was victorious, he switched it with the set at position 22 Michaël Llodra and the top 10 players Mikhail Youzhny two seeded players. In the next round against the eventual semi-finalists set at position 7 David Ferrer ended his winning streak. Nevertheless, he drew for the first time into the top 100 in the world rankings. After a second-round defeat at the ATP tournament in Johannesburg Raonic defeated at the ATP tournament in San José Xavier Malisse with another top -50 player. He sat through even against the former world ranking fourth against James Blake and Ričardas Berankis. Since his next opponent Gael Monfils could not compete because of a wrist injury, Raonic reached the finals without a fight. There he defeated in a tight two- set match without a single break the set to 1 defending champion Fernando Verdasco and won his first ATP title. Just three days after the triumph he met in the first round of the ATP tournament from Memphis with a wildcard Verdasco again, and again kept Raonic in a tight three- set match the upper hand. After another three-set victories over Radek Stepanek, Robert Kendrick, as well as at position 4 set Mardy Fish, he reached the finals again, where he met Andy Roddick set at position 1. Again, the match went the full distance of three sets, and although Raonic struck for the second time in the tournament over 30 aces, he lost in the end just against the favorite. In just one month he improved in the world rankings by over 100 places to rank 37th In the Davis Cup match in Mexico, which was held in early March 2011 Clay Court, Raonic had two individual victories and a double success ( with Vasek Pospisil ) substantial share of the 4-1 win in Canada. Two weeks later, he moved to Indian Wells by a new victory over Mardy Fish for the first time in the third round of the Masters tournament is defeated there, but in a tight three- set match to the 18- year-old Ryan Harrison. In April 2011, Raonic reached the Masters of Monte Carlo for the first time the third round of a clay court tournament, but against the eventual finalist David Ferrer, he had no chance, as with the Australian Open. During this second clay tournament in Barcelona Raonic reached the third round. In Estoril, he stood for a three-set win over Gilles Simon for the first time in the semifinals of a clay court tournament. There he met for the third time this season on Verdasco, but he had to retire due to back problems after losing the first set. He then began his preparation for Wimbledon at the grass tournament in Halle, where he later Philipp Petzschner defeated finalists in the quarterfinals. At Wimbledon, he himself retired to his second-round match against Gilles Muller during a fall a hip injury to, which required surgery. He then had to pause several months and missed Among other things, the Rogers Cup in his native Canada and the U.S. Open. His comeback he finally celebrated in the Davis Cup match against Israel in mid-September 2011. Despite his loss to Amir Weintraub Canada managed a 3-2 win for the first time in eight years, the rise in the world group. In the final weeks of the 2011 season Raonic played five more ATP tournaments. He scored his best result here in October 2011 in Stockholm, where he failed in the semi-finals in three sets at the eventual champions Gaël Monfils. He ended his best ever season despite almost three -month injury break ranks 31 of the world rankings.
2012: More ATP title
The year 2012 began for Raonic in Chennai, where he entered into the final without dropping a set. There he met top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic on, against whom he was able to prevail almost in a match without a single break and win the title. Raonic was during the whole tournament even once from his serve; this was last succeeded Roger Federer at winning the title in 2008 in Halle. At the Australian Open, he retired in the third round against local hero Lleyton Hewitt. Early February 2012, Raonic won at the Davis Cup match against France his first singles match against Julien Benneteau, but his second against Jo- Wilfried Tsonga he had to cancel due to injury; so he could not prevent the 1:4 defeat of Canada. Despite the injury, he traveled to San Jose to defend his title there. Raonic won all four matches without dropping a set and with a final win over Denis Istomin his second title of the season in 2012. Just a week later he arrived in Memphis just like last year the finals went there but after two tight sets against Jurgen Melzer again a loser from the square. The first Masters tournament of the season in Indian Wells Raonic met in the third round on the world ranking third parties Federer. Although he won the first set, but lost in three sets to the eventual champions. In April 2012 he defeated Andy Murray in Barcelona for the first time a player from the top 4, just before he lost in the semifinals in straight sets against David Ferrer. Then in Madrid, there was a renewed clash with Federer, and again to Raonic was defeated by the eventual champions just in three sets.
2013: foray into the Top Ten
In 2013 defended his title Raonic in San Jose. In the final, he defeated Tommy Haas in straight sets. After his first final of the Canada Masters in Montreal, his first playoff participation in a Masters at all, he stood for the first time in the top ten in the world rankings.
With his victory in San Jose in February 2011 was Milos Raonic the first Canadian since Greg Rusedski, who won an ATP tournament. Rusedski, who began later for the UK, had brought in April 1995 in Seoul his last title under the Canadian flag. At the same Raonic was also the youngest player since Marin Cilic, who won an ATP title. At the time of his victory he was 20 years and 1 month old, while Cilic 19 years and 10 months old when his triumph in New Haven in August 2008. After his final appearance in Memphis a week later, Raonic was also with rank 37 of the top ranked in the tennis world rankings Canadians of all time. The old record of rank 47 was also set in May 1995 by Greg Rusedski ( this improved but later as a Briton still at # 4).
Raonic was 2012 with a total of 1002 aces in 65 games the second strongest Aufschläger of the season, only John Isner hit with 1005 Assen more.