Milos Raonic ‘doesn’t think’ he will play Wimbledon again
Milos Raonic has hinted that he has played his last ever match at Wimbledon, as the former finalist was knocked out in the second round.
Raonic has struggled with calf and leg injuries, with the Canadian only recently returning to the ATP tour after a two year hiatus.
The 32-year-old returned to SW19 this year for the first time since 2019, and has spoken about the work he had to put in to get back in condition to be competitive.
“For a year all I did was gym and weights, stuff like that,” said Raonic. “First, I put on a little too much muscle, then I got a little too heavy because I couldn’t do the cardio that I used to.”
Raonic continued, “I lost the first forty pounds in the first four weeks. It maybe wasn’t the healthiest thing but I wasn’t getting there the other way. I ate a standard skirt steak a day (on its own with nothing else) and drank only water.”
Raonic got off to a winning start at the grass major, beating Dennis Novak in the first round, but fell in the following match in a four set defeat to 16th seed Tommy Paul.
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The former No.3 reflected on his time at The Championships this year, “Overall it was all positive but some things in the short term you kind of wish were different. I’m glad that I got to come here (to Wimbledon) after two years.
“It wasn’t that much of a competitive match, to be honest. Score wise it was but for two-and-a-half sets I was pretty much walking during the points. It was not a fun situation but I tried to make the most of what was a rough situation.”
Raonic was then asked if he would be competing at Wimbledon again, to which he responded, “I would say it’s more likely no than yes. I will come and enjoy it but I don’t think I will play it again.”
Although not clear exactly when Raonic will say goodbye to the sport, he has made it clear that he intends to play at his home Masters 1000 event in Toronto this year.
Milos Raonic Career Achievements
As Raonic moves onto the latter stages of his career, we at Tennishead wanted to look back at some of his achievements:
Career-high ranking: No.3
ATP titles: 8 (2011 – ATP 250 San Jose, 2012 – ATP 500 Chennai, ATP 250 San Jose, 2013 – ATP 250 San Jose, ATP 250 Bangkok, 2014 – ATP 500 Washington, 2015 – ATP 250 St.Petersburg, 2016 – ATP 250 Brisbane)
Grand Slam Finals: 1 (Wimbledon 2016)
Masters 1000 Finals: 4 (Canadian Open 2013, Paris Masters 2014, Indian Wells 2016, Cincinnati 2020)
ATP Finals Best Result: Semi-finals (2016)
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