68 Facts About Milos Raonic

1. Milos Raonic referred to his match against Murray at the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals as "the best match [he's] ever competed in.

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2. Milos Raonic has met only one of the four in Davis Cup play: he lost to Djokovic in the 2013 semifinals.

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3. In January 2013, Milos Raonic became the first tennis player to endorse New Balance clothing and shoes, in a deal reported to be worth "US$1 million annually over a five-year term.

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4. In 2014, Milos Raonic explained: "I'm the son of two engineers, so everything is a numbers and calculation game.

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5. Milos Raonic has one of the fastest recorded serves of all time.

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6. Milos Raonic won two of three singles matches, and paired with Bouchard to win two of three doubles matches.

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7. In 2014, Milos Raonic partnered with Bouchard to represent Canada in the Hopman Cup.

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8. Milos Raonic decided not to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics, citing health concerns and the Zika virus.

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9. Milos Raonic represented Canada at the London 2012 Olympics and competed in the singles competition as an unseeded player.

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10. Milos Raonic made his Davis Cup debut in Bogota against Colombia in 2010 at the age of 19.

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11. Milos Raonic stated in 2010: "I want to make a difference in Canada with [my career].

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12. Milos Raonic embraced his role as Canada's top singles player, intent on growing the game in Canada.

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13. The next week at the Miami Open, Milos Raonic advanced to the quarterfinals but lost for the second week in a row to del Potro, this time in three close sets.

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14. Milos Raonic lost in the second round to Alex de Minaur in straight sets.

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15. Milos Raonic began his season at the Brisbane International as the fourth seed.

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16. Milos Raonic lost in the fourth round of the French Open to Pablo Carreno Busta in a five-set marathon.

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17. Milos Raonic lost the semifinal match to Murray in 3 hours and 38 minutes, the longest match on the ATP Tour in 2016 and the longest match in World Tour Finals history.

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18. At the ATP World Tour Finals, Milos Raonic lost to Djokovic, but beat Monfils and Thiem in round robin play to qualify for his first Tour Finals semifinal.

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19. Milos Raonic was the fifth seed at the US Open, but lost in the second round to Ryan Harrison, partly due to debilitating cramps.

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20. At Wimbledon, Milos Raonic won his first three matches in straight sets against Pablo Carreno Busta, Andreas Seppi, and Sock.

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21. Milos Raonic continued the clay court season with a second-round loss at the Italian Open to Kyrgios.

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22. Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach the Australian Open semifinals.

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23. Milos Raonic reached the final of the Brisbane International against No 3 Federer in a rematch of their 2015 final.

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24. Milos Raonic contacted former No 1 tennis player Carlos Moya about a coaching relationship, and they trained together and had discussions during the IPTL events.

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25. Milos Raonic lost in the quarterfinals in his Queen's debut, and lost in the third round at Wimbledon.

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26. Milos Raonic returned in time for the grass court season.

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27. At the Indian Wells Masters, Milos Raonic won his quarterfinal match against No 3 Nadal, after saving three match points from Nadal in the second set tiebreak.

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28. Milos Raonic lost to No 2 Federer in three sets, with Federer recording his 1,000th match win on the professional tour.

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29. Milos Raonic began 2015 by reaching the final at the Brisbane International after defeating No 5 Nishikori in three sets, all decided in tiebreaks.

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30. Milos Raonic finished with a career-high total of 1107 aces in 2014.

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31. Milos Raonic was one of just three players to reach the quarterfinals or better at seven of the nine ATP 1000 tournaments.

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32. Milos Raonic ended the year at a career-high season-ending ranking of No 8.

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33. Milos Raonic is the first Canadian to reach the ATP Finals, and the first player born in the 1990s to do so.

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34. Milos Raonic lost to Djokovic in the final, but secured his place in the 2014 ATP Finals.

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35. Milos Raonic beat Sock and Roberto Bautista Agut to set up a quarterfinals match against No 2 Federer, who had beaten him in all six previous meetings.

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36. Milos Raonic won his first three matches to face rival Nishikori in the fourth round.

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37. Milos Raonic became the first Canadian men's singles player to reach the semifinals at a major since Robert Powell in 1908.

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38. Milos Raonic defeated Matthew Ebden, Jack Sock, Łukasz Kubot, Nishikori, and Kyrgios to reach his first major semifinal.

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39. At the French Open, Milos Raonic was seeded in the top eight for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament.

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40. At the Italian Open, Milos Raonic defeated Jeremy Chardy in the quarterfinals to reach his first Masters 1000 semifinal on clay.

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41. Milos Raonic lost in the third round of the Madrid Open to Nishikori.

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42. Milos Raonic reached the quarterfinals for the third ATP 1000 tournament in a row at the Monte-Carlo Masters, before falling to Wawrinka.

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43. Milos Raonic sustained an ankle injury that kept him out of action for six weeks.

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44. Milos Raonic opened 2014 by reaching the third round of the Australian Open, losing to Grigor Dimitrov.

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45. Milos Raonic had 45 match victories for the second consecutive year.

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46. Milos Raonic is the only man in the Open Era to win three consecutive singles titles at this event.

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47. Milos Raonic reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, falling to No 2 Federer.

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48. Milos Raonic finished the year at a career high singles ranking of No 13.

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49. Milos Raonic was the first Canadian male to reach the fourth round of the US Open since Laurendeau in 1988.

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50. At the US Open, Milos Raonic lost in the fourth round to eventual champion Murray.

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51. Milos Raonic held serve during the entire tournament, becoming the first player to do so since Federer at the 2008 Halle Open.

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52. Milos Raonic began 2012 with titles in two of his first three tournaments, starting with his second ATP title at the Chennai Open in India.

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53. Milos Raonic reached the third round at both the Indian Wells Masters and the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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54. Milos Raonic began this climb by qualifying for the Australian Open main draw.

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55. Milos Raonic added three more singles titles and five doubles titles at the ITF Futures level in 2009 and 2010.

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56. Milos Raonic played his first professional circuit doubles match at the same tournament, partnered with Pospisil again.

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57. Milos Raonic was in a relationship with Canadian model Danielle Knudson.

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58. In November 2011, Milos Raonic won an exhibition match against his childhood idol, Pete Sampras, which was dubbed "The Face Off.

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59. Milos Raonic worked for Rogers Sportsnet as an analyst while recovering from injury for their broadcast of the 2011 Canadian Open.

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60. Milos Raonic attended Thornhill Secondary School, and accelerated his course load—achieving an 82 percent average—so that he could graduate a year early.

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61. Milos Raonic was born on December 27, 1990, in Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia, and is of Serb heritage.

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62. Milos Raonic has more ATP World Tour titles and finals appearances in the Open Era than all other Canadian men combined.

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63. Milos Raonic is the first Canadian male in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open semifinals, the French Open quarterfinals, and the Wimbledon final.

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64. Milos Raonic became the highest-ranked Canadian male ever on February 21, 2011, when he reached No 37.

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65. Milos Raonic is the most successful Canadian singles player in history.

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66. Milos 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.

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67. Milos Raonic reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No 3 singles ranking on November 21, 2016.

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68. Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player.

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