Milos Raonic finishes 2016 ranked No.3

Tennis player from Thornhill ranks highest in Canadian history

Milos Raonic has set another Canadian milestone.

Beginning the 2016 season ranked 14th in the world, 25-year old Raonic is now considered the third best tennis player on the planet.

In the newly released standings, Raonic ranked behind Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, respectively in first and second. His season consisted of his eighth ATP World Tour title in Brisbane, combined with two runner-up finishes in Indian Wells and Queen’s Club tournaments.

At the ATP World Finals tournament, Raonic climbed one spot from fourth place after reaching the semi-finals, where he was defeated by Murray in a historic match, setting a record for longest game match in tournament history.

By ranking third in the world, the Thornhill native makes Canadian history, setting the highest rank held by a Canadian tennis player.

Raonic finished the season with a 52–17 record.

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Posted: Nov 22 2016 11:49 am
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