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Tennis Canada – Canada’s Milos Raonic returns to career-high ranking of No. 4

Toronto, October 17, 2016 – Continuing to build on his historic 2016 season and lead the success of Canadian tennis on the world stage, Milos Raonic is back up to world No. 4, the career-high pinnacle he first reached in May 2015 which solidified him as Canada’s highest-ranked singles tennis player in history. 

Starting the year at No. 14 following an injury-marred end to 2015, Raonic’s rise is thanks to a career season that saw him reach his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, as well as win his eighth career title at Brisbane, finish runner-up at Indian Wells and Queen’s Club, and make the semifinals at the Australian Open.

Raonic has improved, both statistically and with his results, nearly every year since he broke onto the scene seven years ago. Should he end 2016 at No. 4, it would be his highest year-end finish ever. His current best is No. 8 in 2014.

He’s also recently secured his place in the prestigious year-end ATP World Tour Finals for just the second time in his career, making it one of just three tournaments left to play in his 2016 season in addition to Basel and the Paris Masters.

“I have had my best ever season so far this year and it is a great reward to be one of the first few players to qualify for London,” said Raonic.

Raonic isn’t done yet as his goal remains to be the best tennis player in the world. Next step for the Canadian star: Top 3.

About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 10 professional ITF-sanctioned events and financially supports 12 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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