Born in Podgorica, Montengro, Milos Raonic moved to Canada at age three and began playing tennis five years later. Riding an explosive serve patterned on his tennis hero, Pete Sampras, Raonic rocketed up the rankings in rising from No. 156 at the end of 2010 to a 2011 year-end rank of No. 31. He is the highest-ranked Canadian man since the advent of the ATP computer rankings in 1973. Playing an all-court style, the 20-year-old qualifier reached the 2011 Australian Open fourth round and become the first men's qualifier to advance to a Grand Slam round of 16 since 1999. Dictating play with an imposing serve, Raonic hit 58 aces and did not drop a set in winning his first ATP title in San Jose in February, 2011. He became the first Canadian to win an ATP singles title in 16 years. Raonic stretched his winning streak to nine matches in reaching the Memphis final where he lost to Andy Roddick, a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (11), 5-7, and set a new tournament record of 129 aces. Injury forced the No. 31 seed to retire from his Wimbledon second-rounder; Raonic underwent hip surgery and was sidelined for nearly three months. Returning to action in September, he advanced to the Stockholm semifinals in October, losing to No. 10 Gael Monfils. Raonic beat second-seeded Nicolas Almagro and top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic in succession, striking 35 aces in a 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 win to win his second career title in Chennai in January, 2012. Raonic did not surrender a set in successfully defending his San Jose title in February, 2012. Raonic beat Tommy Haas in the 2013 San Jose final to become the first man since Hall of Famer Tony Trabert in 1953-55 to win the title three years in a row. In July, 2014, Raonic became the first Canadian man in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam semifinal when he reached the final four at Wimbledon, losing to Roger Federer.
Milos Raonic Tournament History
2013: San Jose, Bangkok
2012: San Jose, Chennai
2011: San Jose
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