Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Player Watch -Milos Raonic

Recently I wrote on my blog about a player to watch out for Canadian Milos Raonic.He broke through at the weekend to win his first major Title defeating Vernando Verdasco 7-6 7-6 in the final of the SAP Open in California at the weekend. I managed to take in a few of Raonic's matches at the Aussie Open and knew this 20 year old had a game that could take him to the top 10.His serve is one of the best on tour already with first serves into the 240kms regularly ,his second serve is very good also at 6'5 he gets good depth and height over the net making it difficult for the player to combat.Of course at 6'5 his movement will be a weakness , however he is prepared to go forward to net position and volley!There are lots of Tall players like Karlovic and Isner that have not the ground strokes to back up their serve ...this guy has and if the groundies  continue to improve watch out Top 10 players.Read about his break through win HERE.

Another 20 year old to watch out for on the Men's side is Lithuanian Richard Berankis.In fact Raonic and Berankis met in the SAP open with Raonic winning in two tight sets.Here is an interesting article on Berankis. LINK Below is a picture of Berankis in training.

1 comment:

  1. Milos is definitely a player to watch out for! His height really helps to punish those first serves. I think there is still a lot of work for him to do to compete at the top level on a regular basis but I definitely think he has the talent and drive to do it. Only brighter things for Milos ahead.