Tennis star Milos Raonic re-entered the ATP top 20 last year and has seen some success so far in 2019. He will he fare in he coming weeks?
Milos Raonic is the current world number 18 in men’s singles tennis. He is an extremely accomplished player on the ATP Tour and is easily one of the best active players without a Grand Slam singles title to his name. Can that change in 2019?
The 28-year-old Raonic is in action right now at the Stuttgart Open. Into the quarterfinals, Raonic is seeing another impressive tournament run.
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Raonic opened this year with a quarterfinals appearance in Brisbane. He would reach the quarters at the 2019 Australian Open where Lucas Pouille would get the best of him in a four set match that included two tiebreaks.
At Indian Wells this year, Raonic reached the semifinals where he’d take on eventual champion and now French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem. The Canadian tennis star continues to impress at big tournaments and could very well be a top contender at Wimbledon.
He is a former finalist at the upcoming grass court major in London. Back in 2016, Raonic faced tennis legend Andy Murray in the finals. Murray would take the title, defeating Raonic in straight sets. In the semifinals that year, the Canadian tennis star took down Swiss icon Roger Federer to setup his finals meeting with Murray.
Raonic has the experience necessary to make a run a the Grand Slam. He is not playing the highest volume in terms of matches but, when he is playing, he is exceeding expectations. So far on the 2019 ATP Tour, Raonic is posting an 11-6 singles match record and he will add a positive chunk to that after he’s all wrapped at the Stuttgart Open.
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Novak Djokovic ought to be considered the favorite at Wimbledon this year. The defending champion is the current world number one and is playing fantastic tennis. Milos Raonic has his work cut out for him but he is entirely capable of winning the upcoming major tournament. Check back to see how he fares in the coming weeks.