Milos Raonic Comes up with Another Generous Initiative for the Development of Tennis in Canada

Published 12/08/2020, 6:48 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 4, 2020 Canada’s Milos Raonic in action during his second round match against France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Former Wimbledon finalist, Milos Raonic, was a rising sensation when he was witnessed on tour. The Canadian star managed to attain the highest ranking of number 3 in the world. Milos has reached the semi-finals of a major on two occasions, at the Australian Open (2016) and Wimbledon (2014). 

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In 2011, around the time he sustained a hip injury, Raonic got involved in philanthropy. The focus was on helping underprivileged children. Later in 2012, Milos set up the ‘Milos Raonic Foundation’. The main aim was to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to remove economic, physical, and other barriers that might prevent them from becoming healthy, productive members of society.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France – November 6, 2020 Canada’s Milos Raonic in action during his quarter final match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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Recently, Milos also helped raise $850,000 in helping to build a ‘tennis nation’ for the development of tennis in Canada. Milos said, “It’s a pleasure for me to contribute and be part of this campaign. I was inspired by the immense level of support for Canadian tennis, and I recognize the great progress that has been made over many generations. I wanted to do my part and not let this pandemic stall the momentum of Canadians succeeding in tennis.”

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There has been a decent rise in the quality of players that Canada has produced in recent times, and Raonic wishes to see his country rise as far as possible in tennis. 

Raonic said, “I am a proud Canadian. I relish the support I get from Canadians wherever I play, for which I am truly grateful. As importantly, I love seeing other Canadians succeeding at all levels of tennis. My gift is only one of many and like everyone else. My hope is to see Canada stand proud and strong as a leading tennis nation for many years to come.”

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Raonic has said that he would be playing less tennis in 2021 if the situation continues to be the way it has been due to the pandemic. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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