This interview has been modified from its original, published in the February 2013 edition of CANADIENS magazine (Vol. 27 No.1).
Canada is renowned for many things, but being a breeding ground for tennis stars has never been one of them. That's all changing with proud Canuck Milos Raonic's recent ascent to the top of the tennis world. Born in Yugoslavia before swinging his first racquet near his family's home in the suburbs of Toronto, Raonic has been making a name for himself on the international scene with his devastating serve and his precision drop shots on the court. We caught up with the 26-year-old ace to learn more about how he emerged from a hockey hotbed to become one of the most promising tennis stars north of the border.