We have a small glimpse of Milos' form as he starts the season in Australia, playing in the Brisbane International starting later this week after a first round bye. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll be able to catch anything other than live scores for this one as it's not being televised. Time zones would make this one a difficult one to follow anyway.
(black and white picture above links to recent article on brisbaneinternational.com.au, where Milos talks about his ambitions for the tournament and the season)
It's still a few days before Milos will see action in Brisbane. If Milos is able to play consistently he should have no trouble before the semi-finals, where he's expected to face Gilles Simon. A final versus Andy Murray would be a nice treat to start us off!
Looks like Milos has chosen not to defend his title from Chennai last year: he'll be second seed at the Brisbane 250, with Andy Murray, last year's winner, holding up the other half. Behind them are Gilles Simon and Alexandr Dolgopolov; then Nishikori, Mayer, Melzer and Klizan. It's a competitive field for this warm-up to the Aussie Open.
Draw [Dec.29]: as expected, Milos draws #2. Possible route to the Final: 1) Bye 2) G.Dimitrov 3) J.Melzer 4) G.Simon 5) A.Murray.
“The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall” -Mitch Hedberg
— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) December 1, 2012