Meet Milos Raonic
The Hawaii Open is thrilled to welcome back our 2018 men’s finalist, Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic!
Raonic turned pro in 2008 and reached a career-high of No. 3 on the ATP World Tour. He has since captured eight titles, his most recent being Brisbane 2016 when he defeated Roger Federer.
“I had such a great time playing in the Hawaii Open last year, and I am excited to compete once again,” said Raonic. “The island is beautiful, and I loved exploring and learning how to surf.”
In 2016, Raonic made the Wimbledon final after defeating Roger Federer yet again, but fell to Andy Murray in the final.
FUN FACTS: MILOS RAONIC
Began playing tennis at age 8.
Moved from Montenegro to Canada at age 3.
Father, Dusan; mother, Vesna, are both engineers; sister, Jelena; brother, Momir.
Speaks English and Montenegrin.
Idol growing up was Sampras: “I video-taped all his matches.”
Among 1st players to join Tennis Canada’s National Training Center in Montreal when it opened in 2007.
Favorite surface is hard and shots are serve and forehand.
Enjoys watching movies and spending time with family and friends.
Founded Milos Raonic Foundation in 2012 to help disadvantaged youth become active, productive members of society. Foundation received ATP ACES For Charity $15,000 grant in 2016, which it matched for a total of $30,000.
Fan of FC Barcelona, Toronto Raptors (NBA) and Toronto Blue Jays (MLB).
Member of Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports list in 2017.
Named QMI Agency Canadian Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, Sportsnet’s 2013 Canadian Athlete of the Year and Lionel Conacher Award recipient in 2013 and 2014.
Voted 2011 ATP Newcomer of the Year by his fellow players.
Fitness trainers are Marino Basic and Avi Kowalsky.