Meet 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 Centre in Montreal when it opened in 2007.
Favourite 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.
Underwent right hip surgery in 2011, right foot surgery in 2015 and left wrist surgery in 2017. Also struggled with right leg injury through much of 2017, missing 5 ATP Masters 1000 events and US Open.
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