Milos Raonic – Canada Fan Blog an (unofficial) blog about tennis and Canadian player Milos Raonic

28Dec/13Off

Hopman Cup 2014

Dec. 28 -- Although the Hopman Cup > http://hopmancup.com/  <  doesn't carry any ATP or WTA points, it's a great choice for Milos and his partner Genie Bouchard to warm up for the Australian Open, and another opportunity to carry the flag for Canada: three guaranteed singles matches on alternating days (and a shot at the Final for a fourth) plus mixed doubles. Canada is in Group A with Australia, Poland and Italy, and started off day one with a bang, defeating host Australia thanks to an upset 4-6 6-2  6-3 victory by Genie over Sam Stoser, following Milos' workmanlike but convincing 7-6 6-1 win over Bernard Tomic. A point-by-point commentary can be found at: http://www.theroar.com.au/2013/12/28/bernard-tomic-vs-milos-raonic-2014-hopman-cup-live-scores-blog/ < Read from bottom up.  Tomic and Stoser did win the mixed doubles 6-2 6-4 but that was a dead rubber which will only count against Canada if they end up tied with one of the other Group A teams. So right now Canada is looking pretty good for that Final slot vs the winner of the Group B round-robin.

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26Dec/13Off

Milos Raonic Named Canada’s Male Athlete of 2013

Milos has won the Lionel Conacher Award as Canada's male athlete of 2013:

>> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/milos-raonic-named-canadian-press-male-athlete-of-the-year/article16105945/  << Globe & Mail

>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_Conacher_Award  <<

And, news from the Hopman Cup, where Milos is paired with Genie Bouchard, teeing off vs Bernard Tomic and Sam Stoser Dec. 28:

>> http://hopmancup.com/news/2013/12/26/raonic-ready-to-give-his-all  <<

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9Dec/13Off

Strombo and Raonic

Not sure if people caught this: A uniquely Canadian interviewer and a unique Canadian tennis player in the "red chairs".

>> http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/videos/milos-raonic-1 <<

Actually some decent questions, the kind of stuff your run-of-the-mill Rogers sports guy doesn't ask!

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