What #Raonic faces in 2017 might be called the #MikeWeir Test.
#Weir did for #Canadian #Golf what Raonic is doing for Canadian men’s #Tennis – make a global sport relevant as a homer concern.
Weir’s career had a salutary knock-on effect, cutting a trail for those who followed. No Canadian men’s golfer has yet matched his feats, but they’re in the discussion. By this time next year, 19-year-old #BrookeHenderson may have overtaken him. That’s holistic success.
Raonic has already managed the same trick, with teenage players such as #DenisShapovalov and #FelixAuger-#Aliassime coming up fast from behind. But when they eventually manage to leapfrog the top man, Raonic will not get the same consideration.
Because Weir did what Raonic has not: win the big one.
Win big in 2017 Raonic. #AussieOpen,