Alright, sports fans, pop quiz: Who can name the greatest Canadian singles tennis player of all time? No? Well, chances are you're not alone. With a few notable exception, like the great Daniel Nestor (Olympic gold medalist, nine-time Grand-Slam doubles champ), this country has never produced a top-class tennis superstar. But all that could change, thanks to Milos Raonic.
At 20, he's already beaten some of the world's best. Plus, he's been ranked higher than any other Canadian men's singles player in history: 25th in the world. Earlier this year, he won his first pro tournament, and with a 150 mile-per-hour serve, the tennis world is wondering: How much better is this kid gonna get?
Now, Milos may not play the traditional Canadian sport, but he does have a true Canadian story: Born in Montenegro, Milos moved to Canada when he was three years old. His folks are both engineers, but were willing to let Milos pursue his passion on the court (right now, seems like a pretty good decision.)
But Milos has got his work cut out for him:He's struggled with injury this season, and as Britain's top ace Andy Murray could tell him, it's not always easy being your country's top tennis hope.