Milos Raonic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26438/all en Tennis-'Diva' Raonic has appetite for grand slam success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-diva-raonic-has-appetite-grand-slam-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic is as fastidious about his food as his attitude to training and hopes his 'diva-like' attention to detail might help him gate-crash the exclusive club guarded jealously by the 'Big Four' of men's tennis.</p> <p>The towering 22-year-old continued his steady rise in 2012, winning two titles and finishing the season as the youngest player in the top 20, but believes greater success could be on the menu in 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-diva-raonic-has-appetite-grand-slam-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:45:18 +0000 5735492 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic powers Canada past Spain in Davis Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-raonic-powers-canada-past-spain-davis-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milos Raonic fired 22 aces in beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to give Canada an unbeatable 3-1 lead over a Spain side lacking its top stars in a Davis Cup first-round tie.</p> <p>The Canadians ensured advancement to a first ever quarter-final against Italy in April.</p> <p>Raonic and Frank Dancevic won opening singles matches on Friday to put the Canadians on the brink but Spain stayed in the hunt to the final day with a doubles victory on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-raonic-powers-canada-past-spain-davis-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Ferrer Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Tennis AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:45:37 +0000 5744818 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic leads top seeds into San Jose semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tennis-raonic-leads-top-seeds-san-jose-semis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time defending champion Milos Raonic rolled to a straight set quarter-final victory 7-6 (7/0), 6-3 over Denis Istomin at the ATP Tour's SAP Open on Friday night.</p> <p>The 22-year-old Raonic hammered 14 aces and needed just 80 minutes to oust Istomin in a rematch of last year's final which was also won by the Canadian.</p> <p>Raonic, who is seeded No. 1 for the first time at an ATP event in his career, advances to the semi-finals where he will face third seeded American Sam Querrey who needed three sets to eliminate Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/tennis-raonic-leads-top-seeds-san-jose-semis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Tennis AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:45:38 +0000 5757390 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Canada's Raonic takes third San Jose title in a row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/tennis-canadas-raonic-takes-third-san-jose-title-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Big-serving Canadian top seed Milos Raonic captured his record-tying third consecutive ATP Tour SAP Open title on Sunday, defeating German fourth seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 in the final.</p> <p>Raonic, ranked 13th, joined Tony Trabert, the 1953-1955 champion, as the only players to win the event three times in a row. Raonic has won 24 sets in a row at San Jose, never dropping a set in any of his title runs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/tennis-canadas-raonic-takes-third-san-jose-title-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:15:37 +0000 5758588 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Canada's Raonic takes third San Jose title in a row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/tennis-canadas-raonic-takes-third-san-jose-title-row-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Big-serving Canadian top seed Milos Raonic captured his record-tying third consecutive ATP Tour SAP Open title on Sunday, defeating German fourth seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-3 in the final.</p> <p>Raonic, ranked 13th, joined Tony Trabert, the 1953-1955 champion, as the only players to win the event three times in a row. Raonic has won 24 sets in a row at San Jose, never dropping a set in any of his title runs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/tennis-canadas-raonic-takes-third-san-jose-title-row-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis Tommy Haas AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 01:15:44 +0000 5758590 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Raonic wins third straight San Jose title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/tennis-raonic-wins-third-straight-san-jose-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matt Cronin</p> <p>SAN JOSE, California Feb 17 (Reuters) - Canada's Milos Raonic beat Tommy Haas 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win his third straight San Jose Open title and bring the final curtain down on the second oldest men's professional tournament in the United States.</p> <p>Raonic became the tournament's first three-times winner since Tony Trabert (1953-55) and said it was a pity he would not have a chance to chalk up another win at the event, which dates back to 1889 and is being dropped from the ATP schedule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/tennis-raonic-wins-third-straight-san-jose-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Nationality Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:15:22 +0000 5758678 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic, Pospisil set up All-Canadian semi-final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/tennis-raonic-pospisil-set-all-canadian-semi-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milos Raonic and wildcard Vasek Pospisil set up an all-Canadian semi-final at the Montreal Masters on Friday.</p> <p>Pospisil, living the dream week of his career after winning a low-level Challenger event last weekend, had it easy in his quarter-final as Russian opponent Nikolay Davydenko retired with a respiratory ailment while trailing 3-0.</p> <p>Pospisil had reached the quarter-finals with his first top-10 victory, a third-round defeat of Tomas Berdych.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/tennis-raonic-pospisil-set-all-canadian-semi-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Tennis Vasek Pospisil AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:34:31 +0000 5906618 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: Tennis: Raonic, Pospisil set up All-Canadian semi-final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/corrected-tennis-raonic-pospisil-set-all-canadian-semi-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milos Raonic and wildcard Vasek Pospisil set up an all-Canadian semi-final at the Montreal Masters on Friday.</p> <p>Pospisil, living the dream week of his career after winning a low-level Challenger event last weekend, had it easy in his quarter-final as Russian opponent Nikolay Davydenko retired with a respiratory ailment while trailing 3-0.</p> <p>Pospisil had reached the quarter-finals with his first top-10 victory, a third-round defeat of Tomas Berdych.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/corrected-tennis-raonic-pospisil-set-all-canadian-semi-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:35:00 +0000 5906622 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic makes history with Montreal finals spot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-raonic-makes-history-montreal-finals-spot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Milos Raonic beat Vasek Pospisil in the first all-Canadian semi-final at the Montreal Masters on Saturday and will crack a top 10 ranking for the first time.</p> <p>Raonic, seeded 11th, beat 71st-ranked Pospisil 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7/4) and will make his biggest ATP rankings move on Monday when he will become the first Canadian in the top 10.</p> <p>But first, he'll take on either top seed Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal -- both multiple Canadian title winners in Sunday's final.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/tennis-raonic-makes-history-montreal-finals-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:03:02 +0000 5907108 at http://www.globalpost.com Nadal beats Djokovic, to face Raonic in Montreal final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130810/raonic-through-montreal-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tom Bartlett</p> <p>MONTREAL (Reuters) - Spain's Rafa Nadal handed Novak Djokovic another semi-final defeat when he beat the world number one at the Rogers Cup on Saturday to set up a title decider against local favorite Milos Raonic.</p> <p>Nadal held off a surging Djokovic to win 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) in a pulsating semi-final that resembled a heavyweight boxing clash with the duo trading breathtaking winners instead of blows.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130810/raonic-through-montreal-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 11 Aug 2013 02:33:10 +0000 5907129 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal beats Djokovic to book Raonic title clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130811/tennis-nadal-beats-djokovic-book-raonic-title-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rafael Nadal held off Novak Djokovic in three tense sets Saturday and will now try and stop Canadian Milos Raonic from making more tennis history at the Montreal Masters.</p> <p>Fourth seed Nadal, champion in the event in 2005 and 2008, defeated top seed and two-time defending champion Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2) to reach his 10th final of the season.</p> <p>Raonic, meanwhile, became the first Canadian into the tournament's final since 1958, when Robert Bedard won it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130811/tennis-nadal-beats-djokovic-book-raonic-title-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis AFP Sun, 11 Aug 2013 06:33:26 +0000 5907187 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal routs Raonic, lifts third Canadian title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/tennis-nadal-routs-raonic-lifts-third-canadian-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Rafael Nadal took just 68 minutes to deliver a body-blow to Canada's biggest tennis week, hammering out a 6-2, 6-2 win over Milos Raonic in the final of the Montreal Masters.</p> <p>The dominating victory, in which the big-hitting Canadian's serve was all but nullified by precision returns from Nadal, marked the 25th Masters 1000 title for the 12-time grand slam champion who now owns eight trophies this season and 58 in his career.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/tennis-nadal-routs-raonic-lifts-third-canadian-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Sports Tennis AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:19:29 +0000 5908301 at http://www.globalpost.com Generation Next sleeper Raonic stirs at U.S. Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/generation-next-sleeper-raonic-stirs-at-us-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Will Swanton</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whisper it quietly but a beast might be stirring at Flushing Meadows.</p> <p>Milos Raonic is the sleeper of the U.S. Open. Touted as a leading member of Generation Next in men's tennis, the powerful 22-year-old Canadian roared into the fourth round on Saturday with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez.</p> <p>Raonic's thunderous serve has landed him a chart-topping 65 aces for the tournament. His heaviest delivery of 145 miles per hour is the quickest of the event.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130831/generation-next-sleeper-raonic-stirs-at-us-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Richard Gasquet Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 01 Sep 2013 02:47:10 +0000 5922280 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic beats Berdych to Bangkok title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130929/tennis-raonic-beats-berdych-bangkok-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian Milos Raonic used his thumping serve to ace his way to victory over top seed Tomas Berdych Sunday, with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win at the Thailand Open.</p> <p>Third seed Raonic took full advantage of his big serve to beat his Czech opponent, firing 18 aces -- his last to set up a pair of match points.</p> <p>After winning the first set in a tiebreaker, the Canadian tightened his grip in the second to earn the fifth title of his career.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130929/tennis-raonic-beats-berdych-bangkok-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Sports Tennis AFP Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:53:32 +0000 5948003 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Raonic beats Berdych to Bangkok title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130929/tennis-raonic-beats-berdych-bangkok-title-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canadian Milos Raonic used his thumping serve to ace his way to victory over top seed Tomas Berdych Sunday, with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win at the Thailand Open.</p> <p>Third seed Raonic took full advantage of his big serve to beat his Czech opponent, firing 18 aces -- his last to set up a pair of match points.</p> <p>After winning the first set in a tiebreaker, the Canadian tightened his grip in the second to earn the fifth title of his career, converting his first match point with a down-the-line winner after 77 minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130929/tennis-raonic-beats-berdych-bangkok-title-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Milos Raonic Milos Raonic Tennis Tomáš Berdych AFP Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:51:03 +0000 5948312 at http://www.globalpost.com