Date of birth: December 27, 1990
Place of birth: Podgorica, Montenegro
Height: 6ft 5in (196cm)
ATP Tour titles: Eight
Career-high ranking: 3
Best Grand Slam performance: 2016 Wimbledon final
UTS appearances: Debut in Seoul
Style and personality:
If you like big, booming serves and powerful +1 shots, then you’ll love Milos Raonic. The big-hitting Canadian is notorious on the ATP Tour for his huge serve, once sending down a first serve at 249.9 km/h (155.3 mph). He’s well known as one of the best servers of the Open Era, and currently sits third on the all-time charts for service holds, having won his serve 91 percent of the time across his career.
With his incredible serve and powerful groundstrokes, Raonic loves to play short points, and thrives on hard courts. All of his singles titles have been won on this surface, and he holds one of the best hard court win percentages of any active player, sitting at 68 percent.
Raonic first burst onto the scene in 2011, when he made the fourth round of the Australian Open as a qualifier, then won his first title three weeks later. The Canadian powered his way up the rankings from No 152 to No 37 in the space of a month, and was widely regarded as the future of tennis.
While injuries have kept Raonic from fulfilling his potential, with the 32-year-old only returning to the ATP Tour this year after not touching a racquet for almost two years, he is still the greatest Canadian tennis player of all time. He has a career-high ranking of world No 3, and has made the Wimbledon final, Australian Open semi-finals and Roland-Garros quarterfinals.
Raonic will be making his debut in UTS Seoul, from November 30 to December 3.