Raonic taking charge of matches under Ljubicic

Friday, October 25, 2013 /by
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Milos Raonic says he has learned to emphasize his strengths during matches since being coached by Ivan Ljubicic. The Croat has been Raonic's coach for the past six months.

“I’ve focused a lot on what I need to do to compete against the top guys,” Raonic told ATPWorldTour.com. “But not just when I’m playing them, when I’m playing all my other matches too. It’s about being more aggressive, trying to dictate more and more, trying to have the match in my hands as much as I can and have it depend on me.”

Former world No. 3 Ljubicic recently told Tennis Journal that Raonic has the capacity to beat the elite players.

“I hope so. That's the goal, not tomorrow but sometime next season," Ljubicic said. "If things progress the way we hope, he’s going to get closer. It’s no secret he’s not there yet and there’s a lot of work to be done, but he’s 22 and I have no doubt he will be up there.”

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