Milos Raonic

Manic Monday at Wimbledon Features Round of 16 Matches

July 9, 2017

Today is a quiet day at SW19. The lush lawns at the All England Club are showing a bit of wear and tear after a week of heavy use and could use a breather. They will get just that, a one-day respite from play on this middle Sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight. But come tomorrow, […]

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Zverev Surprises Djokovic to Win Italian Open

May 21, 2017

NextGen tennis star Alexander Zverev powered his way into the NowGen elite of men’s tennis Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old German upset second seed Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Italian Open, winning his first Masters title and becoming the only player born in the 1990s to accomplish the feat so far. With […]

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Murray Beats Djokovic to Win ATP World Tour Finals and End Year No. 1

November 20, 2016

Andy Murray ensured that his two-week reign as world No. 1 would continue by decisively defeating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London Sunday night. Murray won his 24th consecutive match and fifth tournament in a row to become the 17th player to hold the […]

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Murray Beats Raonic for Second Wimbledon Title

July 10, 2016

Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon crown and third Grand Slam earlier today, defeating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in a sterling display of all-court tennis. Murray played like an unstoppable force, serving impeccably while dulling Raonic’s booming serves and huge forehands. Three years ago the Scot became the first man from Great […]

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Raonic Topples Federer in Wimbledon Semifinals

July 9, 2016

Milos Raonic became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final yesterday afternoon when he defeated No. 3-ranked Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals at Wimbledon. It may have been the last best chance for the 34-year-old Federer to reach a record 11th final and capture an unprecedented eighth […]

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Picks and Preview for 2015 U.S. Open

August 30, 2015

It’s the last day of August and the first day of the U.S. Open tomorrow. Questions may reign about the likely winner in the men’s draw, but in reality, in my view, not many. Will there be a surprise victor, such as last year’s champion Marin Cilic? Don’t think so. I see one of the […]

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Nerves Causing Travails for Nadal

March 31, 2015

A peculiar thing happened to Rafael Nadal on the way to losing to Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open on Sunday afternoon. While Verdasco’s 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 third-round win over Nadal was his second in a row over the former world No. 1 after 13 straight losses, it’s not like Verdasco has found some new […]

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Raonic Survives Groth Serving to Reach Brisbane International Semifinals

January 9, 2015

World No. 8 Milos Raonic edged Australian Sam Groth in a battle of big servers Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Brisbane International. Raonic prevailed 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 )2) in the quick-point, short-rally, heavy-hitting duel in which he was outserved — a rare feat — by the big Aussie. Groth, ranked No. […]

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Djokovic Still Tops as 2015 Season Begins

December 31, 2014

The calendar flips to a new year tomorrow and the 2015 ATP World Tour kicks off Sunday at Brisbane for another highly competitive season. My thoughts on what has been and what lies ahead. One thing is for sure, Novak Djokovic is the best player on the tour right now and should be again at […]

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Djokovic Sweeps Past Raonic to Capture Paris Masters

November 2, 2014

Defending champion and top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his third Paris Masters title Sunday afternoon, decisively defeating big-serving Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 in a clinical performance in the final at Bercy. The victory was Djokovic’s 600th career win and 20th Masters Series crown. Djokovic also won at Paris in 2009. With the win, the 27-year-old Serb […]

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