Personally I don't think he will ever be #1 but when the top 3 fade into retirement maybe Milos moves into the top 5 or something?
Again, top five or #1, for Raonic (born in 1990)? Honestly I don't see it quite yet.
Raonic is slow; needs to work on his movement and strategy. Once there is a rally you are holding your breath with this guy and hoping he won't net the ball or put it too long. He needs to improve his volleying as well.
And he's not that much younger than Murray (born in 87), Djokovic (born in 87) who will be around for a while. Del Potro (born in 1988), Marin Cilic (born in 1988); will be around too; both are very talented. There will be others coming up... I don't follow the juniors at all to make predictions there.
But I can understand you buying into the hype placed on him: Canadian (and US to a certain extent) media is unbelieveable for this! I think it's too soon. Let's let the guy develop; he has too much pressure set on him already and that may stunt his development.
HOWEVER, i Raonic does make the top 5 it would be great for Canadian tennis. Just a little skeptic at this point. I've just seen more talented players than Raonic not pan out (i.e. Gasquet, Paul Henri Matthieu)
Milos Raonic a un grand service, mais il n'a pas un mauvais passing pour autant. Il doit développer ses habiletés et surtout maturer pour prendre de l'expérience. C'est certain que s'il fait comme PK Subban, écoeure ses adversaires en leur parlant dans la face sans les respecter, qu'il n'arrête pas de dire qu'il est le meilleur à tout le monde et qu'il passe un peu trop de temps à tâter les courbes des filles des bars de danseuses sur le boulevard Taschereau à Longueuil... il aura du succès sur le court et sur le circuit de l'ATP.
I don't think he knows where Tachereau Blvd. is.
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Rou, if you are a highly paid athlete, were famous and could get all the tang you wanted, wouldn't you hang out at those bars too?
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Tu ne peux pas comparer le tennis et le hockey. Les joueurs de tennis ne se parlent quasiment pas durant les matchs tandis qu'au hockey PK doit sûrement avoir à se défendre...
Quant à Raonic: il est lent. Son jeu en fond du court est lamentable... et sa vollée n'a rien de spécial.
You know who I hate in the hockey world, for real, XPo? Daniel Brière. Him I hate. With a passion. A true one.