Nobody is quite as ready for a #GrandSlam breakthrough as this 25-year old #Canadian. Now No. 3 in the rankings, #Raonic won just one event in 2016 (#Brisbane, an #ATP 250 tune up for the #AustralianOpen). But he was a #Wimbledon finalist and routinely lifts his game at the majors. Raonic gave #AndyMuraay all he could handle before bowing in five sets in the 2016 Australian Open semis.
Unlike some of the other #Tennis players on the “best to never win a Slam” list, Raonic isn’t an older habitual also-ran, like a #TomasBerdych or Jo-Wilfried #Tsonga, nor subject to shrinking away from big opportunities, like a #KeiNishikori. Raonic has had bad luck with injuries and tough draws, and he’s lost some very close key matches against the top players. After losing the Wimbledon final to Murray he said, “This one’s going to sting.” He is primed.
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