Whether he wins Wimbledon or not, Milos Raonic has already made history.
The rising star is the first Canadian men’s player to reach a Grand Slam final.
On Sunday he’ll face Andy Murray, the fan favorite from the United Kingdom.
Murray is part of the Big Four, which also includes Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Those players are household names to tennis fans. Raonic, though, is somewhat of an unknown to the casual spectator.
Let’s learn a little bit more about Raonic:
Milos Raonic Age, Height & Weight
You can see it when he’s on the court, Raonic towers over most of his competition physically. He stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in at approximately 215 pounds.
He’ll have a couple of inches on Murray, who is 6-foot-3, but is a few years younger than the hometown favorite. Raonic is 25 and has a birthday on December 27.
Milos Raonic Career Stats, Record & World Ranking
Raonic turned pro in 2008 and the right-hander has a career singles record of 238-111 with 8 titles. He has earned $10.71 million in prize money.
Raonic has had a solid season in 2016, turning in a 31-8 singles record with 1 title when he defeated Roger Federer to win in Brisbane. He has pulled in just about $1.89 million in earnings so far this season.
He is known for his dominant serve. In 2015, Raonic averaged 15.8 aces per match, 3rd on the tour behind Karlovic (23.0) and Isner (18.5). This year he’s down to 12.1 aces per match, good for a tie for 6th.
Raonic peaked at No. 4 in the ATP world rankings back in May 2015. He is currently No. 7 in the rankings.
Prior to Wimbledon 2016, his best finish in a major was this past Australian Open where he made the semifinals. Raonic’s best finish at the French Open was the quarterfinals (2014) and the fourth round of the U.S. Open (2012, 2013, 2014).
Milos Raonic Parents & Family
Raonic is of Serbian descent and was born in Titograd, Yugoslavia, which is now Podgorica, Montenegro.
His family moved to Toronto, Canada, when he was just 3.
Milos’ parents, father Dušan and mother Vesna, are both engineers. His father holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and his mother has degrees in mechanical and computer engineering.
He has an older sister, Jelena, who is 11 years his elder and a brother Momir, who is 9 years older.