Milos Raonic is back and better than ever. A major setback earlier in the year couldn't stop him, and now the Canadian tennis phenom has returned to fine form at Wimbledon. Earlier today, Raonic proved naysayers wrong by bringing down Mackenzie McDonald in four sets (6-3, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2) and securing a spot in the quarter-final.
That alone is a substantial achievement, but as those who tuned into the action this morning already know, the Missile has a lot more to be proud of this week. With this huge win, Raonic broke a Canadian record that was previously held for 96 years by an OG named, Robert Powell. TSN's Mark Masters tweeted about the event and gave viewers some clarity.
Despite the impressive record-setting, Milos remained pretty casual about his victory. Speaking with press following the win, the Thornhil native said he was slightly concerned throughout his play. "I missed a few opportunities in the third set," he began. "Then I just sort of let up a little bit, and he played well in that tiebreaker. Other than that, it was a pretty clean match. I didn’t face any break points, I don’t believe. I did a lot of things well."
Raonic will now take on the formidable John Isner, who is currently seeded No. 9 at Wimbledon. If Milos is able to take him down, bookies indicate that he will have to get through Roger Federer in the semis. Nothing is out of question for the top Canadian though, as he has plenty of big game experience. Tennis fans may recall that Raonic finished as runner-up to Andy Murray at Wimbledon back in 2016. In the meantime, to hype you up for quarters action, jam out to the only Raonic-themed track we could find on YouTube.