Tie Break Tennis is delighted to welcomes back our defending champion, the big serving Canadian superstar, Milos Raonic. Milos is one of the most feared players on tour due to his attacking style.
Some consider Raonic’s serve to be amongst the best of all time and with stats such as winning 91% of service games he ranks as third on the all-time list.
Raonic prefers playing on hard-courts but made the Wimbledon final in 2016 beating Roger Federer along the way before losing to Andy Murray in the final.Currently ranked 32 in the world following injury lay-off, Milos had a great run at this year’s AustralianOpen, making it to the quarter finals, before losing to the eventual champion, Novak Djokovic.
Reaching a career high of no 3 in 2011, Raonic is the highest ranked Canadian player in history.
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Aided by his serve, he plays an all-court style with an emphasis on short points. Raonic averages around 15 Aces per match, making him a formidable opponent for all players. He has hit over 7,500 aces so far in his career.
Having played TB10 twice before, Milos knows what it takes to compete in a tie-break, using his fearsome serve to his advantage and dominating points early on. With his size and stature he is a dominant figure to face at the opposite side of the net.
Raonic has great groundstrokes but his forehand is stronger than his backhand and because of this he has been known to run around his backhand and play inside out forehands instead. He attempts to dictate play and is generally more aggressive than his opponent as evidenced by usually having more winners and more unforced errors.