Milos Raonic born December 27, 1990) is a Canadian professional tennis player from Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Born in what is now Podgorica, Montenegro, Raonic moved to Canada with his family at the age of 3. Raonic is Canada's highest ATP ranked male singles player and the country's highest ever ranked player since computer rankings began in 1973. He is currently ranked a career-high World No. 27.
Turning pro in 2008 at the age of 18, Raonic played ITF Futures events up until 2010 and is now playing on the ATP World Tour. He qualified for his first grand slam event at the 2010 U.S. Open. In 2011 he rose from World No. 152 to World No. 37 in just a month, after he reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and won his first ATP title at the 2011 SAP Open. Raonic, who prefers to play on hard courts, plays an all-court game but is most notable for his serve, which is both powerful and accurate. Since late autumn of 2010 he has been coached by former Spanish pro player Galo Blanco in Barcelona, Spain.
Raonic's game is based on his powerful and accurate serve. Raonic says that his favourite shots are the serve and overhead smash and he states that his favourite surfaces to play on are hard courts. He is extremely proficient in all four main types of serves used, the flat, slice, topspin and kick serves. However his best serve is his slice serve which has been compared by the Toronto Star to Roy Halladay's cutter in baseball. Raonic also has a strong forehand which he prefers to hit inside-out.