Born: 12.27.1990 | Podgorica, Montenegro
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, Two-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2008
Raonic was born in Titograd, Yugoslavia (now Podgorica, Montenegro). Prompted by the political unrest in the Balkans, and seeking more professional opportunities, his family moved to Canada in 1994 when he was three, settling in Brampton, Ontario.
He reached a career-high ATP world No. 3 singles ranking on November 21st, 2016. His career highlights include a Grand Slam final at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships; two Grand Slam semifinals at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships and 2016 Australian Open; and three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals at the 2013 Canadian Open, 2014 Paris Masters, and 2016 Indian Wells Masters.
Raonic first gained international acclaim by reaching the fourth round of the 2011 Australian Open as a qualifier. Coupled with his first ATP World Tour title three weeks later, his world ranking rose from No. 152 to No. 37 in one month. He was awarded the 2011 ATP Newcomer of the Year, and has been ranked continuously inside the top 20 since 2012. Raonic is the first player born in the 1990s to win an ATP World Tour title, to be ranked in the top 10, and to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals. He has eight ATP World Tour titles.
Raonic is the most successful Canadian singles player in history. He became the highest-ranked Canadian male ever in 2011, when he reached world No. 37. His career-high world No. 3 ranking is the highest by a Canadian man or woman. He is the first Canadian male in the Open Era to reach the Australian Open semifinals, the French Open quarterfinals, and the Wimbledon final. He has more ATP World Tour titles and finals appearances in the Open Era than all other Canadian men combined.
Raonic is frequently described as having one of the best serves among his contemporaries. Statistically, Raonic is among the strongest servers in the Open Era, winning 91% of service games to rank third all-time. Aided by his serve, he plays an all-court style with an emphasis on short points. Every one of his singles titles has been won on hard courts.