2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic denied a Wimbledon wildcard

Raonic, 33, has played his best tennis on grass
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The 2024 Wimbledon men's main draw wildcard list has been published. It has an all-British theme and includes noteworthy omissions. Among the most significant is Milos Raonic.

Raonic, 33, is the 2016 Wimbledon finalist who lost to Andy Murray, but he was not a one-hit wonder. From 2014-2018, he was either a quarterfinalist or better four out of the five years including a 2014 semifinal loss to Roger Federer.

The former World No. 3's powerful serve and game are best suited to grass. That serve made headlines earlier this week as Raonic recorded a record 47 aces in a best-of-three set match in Queens. Raonic has eight career ATP titles.

Besides Milos Raonic, who else is missing from the Wimbledon wildcard list?

Retiring players Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem, also denied a main draw French Open wildcard will not get wildcards for Wimbledon either. It was more surprising that they were overlooked in Paris because they had greater success on the clay.

The Wimbledon tournament director has discretion on who should get wildcards. These wildcards have attracted plenty of criticism in recent months.

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Raonic could progress through the tournament via qualifying. It is not the preferred path because the number of matches required to play and win to get in the main draw. However, if Raonic's serve is on fire as it was in his record-setting 47 ace match in Queens, he should strongly consider it.

Milos Raonic has not indicated how much longer he plans to play professional tennis. His career has been plagued with injuries including a recent one that kept him away from the ATP Tour for two years before he returned for Wimbledon 2023 when he lost in the second round. He is currently ranked 186th in the world.

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