Milos Raonic: I’m Going To Get Fitter, Stronger, I Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Win A Slam
by Tom Gainey | July 10th, 2016, 5:26 pm
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Following his first loss in a Grand Slam final today to Andy Murray in the Wimbledon, Milos Raonic is determined to win one down the road. The 25-year-old has already added former No. 1s Carlos Moya and John McEnroe to his team, but he wants more. He wants to become the first Canadian man to ever win a singles Slam.

“I’m going to work on everything,” Raonic said after the 63, 76, 76 loss. “I’m not going to leave any stone unturned. I’m going to try to get myself back in this position, try to be better in this position.

“I’m going to try to get fitter, stronger. I’m going to try to improve my return game, improve my serve. I can improve there. Improve my efficiency coming forward.

“There’s not one thing I’m not going to try to improve.”

Raonic added that he and McEnroe will talk soon about their future together.

“We haven’t spoken about anything, but I’m sure we’re going to have that discussion over the next 24 hours,” Raonic said.

Raonic is the first of the men in the 90s to have reached the finals of the Grand Slam. And he’s already reached three semifinals. But he has yet to win a set in any of the three Masters finals in addition to his loss today.

“I believe I definitely have that ability within myself,” Raonic said. “There’s not a shadow of a doubt from myself. “The question is, am I going to make the most of it when those opportunities arise?”


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5 Comments for Milos Raonic: I’m Going To Get Fitter, Stronger, I Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Win A Slam

J-Kath Says:

Highly likely Milos will indeed be the first Canadian man to win a grand slam – if his determination is anything to go by…also he’s got a devilish good serve and a few other slick moves.


jane Says:

big shout out to Denis Shapovalov, the wimbledon junior champ from canada. :) we had a junior in the finals of the FO too, and of course milos doing quite well, so canadian tennis seems to be on the rise, hopefully.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Jane, things look great for Canadian tennis. In the pre-match commentary someone said junior tennis participation in tennis in Canada has doubled in a few years. I’ve seen some Cdn seeds in the junior girls as well, though I’m not familiar with them.

I don’t know if Milos can break through to become a slam champ, or even a frequent finalist, but he’s established himself as the top of the second tier – ahead of Berdych, Nishikori, Cilic, Tsonga, etc.

This is the best state Canadian tennis has ever been in.


Khb Says:

Milos better do more than Phillippoussis or Roddick did and actually move better and win sets before tiebreaks can occur.
If he had played 8-10 yrs. ago, he’d have 2 slam trophies because the #2-4 guys protected Fed’s “legacy” and were injured and non-contenders.
He might not win a Slam because Novak will have at least 5 more Slams.
Milos’s in too many tiebreaks and murray is comfortable in tiebreaks without accurate hard serves.
Good news is he’s not as hapless from the net and baseline as Roddick was.
Hewitt was lucky once because there was a completely depleted wimbledon draw and even qualifier Ivanisevic won the year before.
In 2004/5 Wimbledon, 2006 U.S. Open & 2009 wimbledon, a useless servebot reached finals.


Willow Says:

What a class act Milos is, very gracious in defeat, im sure he will also win a GS sooner or later, no disgrace he played great tennis all fortnight, Andy was just the better player in the final ….

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