Milos Raonic to See Major Slump in Rankings After Another Setback

Published 12/27/2021, 4:30 PM EST
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: Milos Raonic of Canada looks dejected during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in the semifinals of the men’s singles on March 16, 2019 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


It is always difficult for a tennis player to maintain consistency on tour after making a comeback from an injury. Looks like Milos Raonic is in a similar circumstance at the moment as the Canadian decided to pull out the tennis summer in the land Down Under that includes the Australian Open.

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Raonic played only five events during this year’s ATP season and managed to reach the fourth round at the ‘happy slam’ earlier this year. The Canadian was defeated by eventual champion, Novak Djokovic.

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Milos Raonic will drop out of top-100 in men’s singles rankings

As a result of his withdrawal from the 2022 Australian Open, Raonic will face a dip in his singles ranking. The Canadian player will fall out of top 100 for the first time since 2011. Raonic always had troubles with his body, but he sparked whenever he was fit and could play freely.

Raonic’s absence adds to the growing list of players who are pulling out of the event. While top stars such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams couldn’t play due to injury concerns, others such as Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev tested positive for COVID-19 and casted serious doubts over their participation.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Milos Raonic of Canada celebrates after winning match point during his Men’s Singles second round match against Cristian Garin of Chile on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Raonic managed to defeat Federer and Nadal but couldn’t have an impact on Novak Djokovic

With a sharp serve and a destroying forehand up his sleeve, Raonic was able to reach as high as no.3 in the ATP rankings. He scored victories against Federer, Nadal, and Murray but failed to dominate Novak Djokovic in their eleven appearances.

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Before their pre-quarters clash at this year’s Australian Open, both Djokovic and Raonic faced each other in the semi-finals at the 2020 Cincinnati Masters. The Canadian destroyed Novak in the first set and looked unstoppable.

But, Djokovic waited for the right moment where Raonic would witness a drop in his level and then launched an all-out attack against the Canadian to win the next two sets.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Milos Raonic of Canada shows his dejection during his Gentlemen’s Singles second round match against Sam Querrey of USA on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

With uncertainty looming over Raonic’s future on the ATP tour, fans await some sort of good news from the Canadian’s team concerning the details over his comeback next year.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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