Raonic has top 5 potential

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by romeo8880, May 13, 2012.

  1. tennisplayer1993

    tennisplayer1993 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    703
    Location:
    All Around The World
    I actually see raonic winning an elusive grand slam eventually. he's still young, he's 22. federer didn't start dominating until he turned that age. federer won his first grand slam i believe at 21 in 2003. but at 22, he won three during 2004. sometimes it clicks for players later in their career.

    a pre-prime federer, aka baby federer was known to be a great talent who couldn't get his head together. Few years later, he could not be stopped for the past 8 years or so. you can never predict these things. some players do not use up their potential aka safin and nalbandian; however, people like federer utilize it to the fullest.

    just wait, personally i think raonic will win at least one grand slam by the time he retires.
     
  2. Rubydo

    Rubydo New User

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Crofton, Vancouver Island, Canada
    Still has a chance to get into the top 8 in London in November. Needs to go deep in his remaining tournaments. Nishikori showed, that a player who has great maneuverability can give him some trouble. That was very evident in the 3rd set of the final in Japan.
     
  3. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    17,811
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    Plays on center court tomorrow, thus it should be on streams:

    Not Before 8:30 PM

    [14] Milos Raonic (CAN)
    v
    Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
     
  4. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,161
    Location:
    Toronto
    Chardy was on fire in the previous match....hopefully Milosh plays better than he did in Shanghai.
     
  5. jjermann

    jjermann Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,668
    We have seen his maximum potential already, which is enough to be position he is right now.

    GOAT server who is baseline journeyman.
     
  6. Brian11785

    Brian11785 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,506
    Location:
    TX
    To me, in a weaker (which we might just have in 5 years) that is good enough to be a multiple Slam winner.
     
  7. PeteD

    PeteD Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,407
    Location:
    The Commonwealth (of PA)
    Milos is playing tomorrow night
     
  8. PeteD

    PeteD Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,407
    Location:
    The Commonwealth (of PA)
    Only against a qualifier was he on fire. Chardy's good but Milos should take this barring major problems.
     
  9. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    13,741
    Unfortunately RDS stops it's daily tennis coverage at 12pm. tomorrow.
     
  10. PeteD

    PeteD Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,407
    Location:
    The Commonwealth (of PA)
    Check espn3 if it shows in your area
     
  11. CDNguy87

    CDNguy87 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,571
    Thought this would be a good time to bump this thread. With Murray's exit, Milos is currently #7 in the Rankings. A win over Kyrgios today would push him past Ferrer to #6. Unfortunately, if we were to make the Final and lose, he'd fall a mere 10 points short of cracking the Top 5.

    However, I think Milos making the Top 5 within the next year or 2 at the most is pretty much inevitable. He'll probably lose at least a couple hundred points at Canada (defending a Final), but he has the potential to gain a significant amount at both Cincy and the USO (defending only a R16 at both).
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
  12. CDNguy87

    CDNguy87 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,571


    Indeed.....
     
  13. jm1980

    jm1980 Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,688
    Milos should be #5 next week, or even #4 if Nadal fails to win Madrid.

    Meanwhile another much more heralded player from his generation languishes outside the Top 10 :lol:
     
  14. jm1980

    jm1980 Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,688
    And this guy gets mad when Dimitrov gets dissed :lol:
     
  15. CDNguy87

    CDNguy87 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,571
    So Milos will reach #4 tomorrow, albeit for a very brief period.
     
  16. Ironwood

    Ironwood Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    659
    Location:
    North of the 49th!
    Yes...#4, and however long he stays there, that's not shabby at all!
     
  17. okdude1992

    okdude1992 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    3,267
    Really shows the current state of the game.. It's not like Raonic has shown great improvement. I wouldn't say he's any better than Ljubicic who was number 4 in the "weak era".

    Anyway, now should be the perfect opportunity for the lost generation to strike. Congrats to Milos, and bad timing with the foot injury! Hopefully he is ready for grass.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2015

Share This Page