I thought some of you who missed today's match might appreciate the amusing google translation of our Montenegrin friends' account. Who, btw, have upgraded Milos to "a Canadian of Montenegrin origin".
"Less than 15 hours after the second time in three days beat ninth world tennis players Fernando Verdasco, Milos Raonic went out into the field to play a second match circuit 500 Series ATP tournament in Memphis, once with eighthRacquet planet, Radek Stepanek. I beat him after a great drama and two hours and 32 minutes into the game with 6:4, 6:7 (10-12), 7-6 (7-1).
Course of the match
The guy who was born 27 December 1990. in Podgorica has started the match brilliantly, twice at the start took the 32-year service Čeh and led 3-0, but the player who is now the 65th the ATP rapidly decreased to 3:2.
However, it has preserved Raonić break advantage and got the first set 6-4. Canadian tennis player of Montenegrin origin "firing" of 11 aces, and one of his service was going at a speed of 237 kilometers per hour!
Almost all other classes are going at a speed of 233 kilometers per hour, of which three in the game in which the Raonić served for the set.
In the second tie-break set Raonić had four match points, of which one in your service. Stepanek got away with three straight points solve the drama score 12:10.Milos is also lost for only the second of 11 tie-break which was played this season.
At the third part of the game was not Breaks, although Raonic, as in the second set, had a few chances. In the tie-break Milos did wonders, led 6-0 and took his sixth match point total for the big 7-1."
You know what, I think it comes down to two things.. The Montenegrins are VERY nationalistic, just like the Serbs. And honestly, I get it.. they went through a war and finally got their separation from Yugoslavia. I understand they are proud of their country now, after they probably went through a lot during the war. That's why they are VERY nationalistic, when it comes to anything Montenegrin, even though this Montenegrin is mostly Canadian
I also think they are kinda jealous. They wish Milos played for their country, again, I get it, but I think the Montenegrins are taking it a bit too far when they say GO MONTENEGRO on Facebook when Milos plays. He is representing CANADA, NOT Montenegro! Like I said, if a Norwegian athelete moved to another country when he was THREE years old, and then lived there for the rest of his life, and decided to play for them.. I would totally understand that. I don't think we can claim someone just because they were born here when they GREW up in another country! The Montenegrins should understand this. But then again, I guess they'll calm down when Milos have been playing for Canada for a few years and they'll realize he won't be playing for them. Well, at least I hope he'll continue to play for Canada, I mean.. you never know.
OK, I just thought about two examples.. You have Eric Guay, a Canadian alpine skier, who has Norwegian parents. Canada also has Ryder Hesjedal, a cyclist, who obviously has a very Norwegian last name, and probably has Norwegian parents or grandparents.. I get it's not the same as being born in Norway, but still.. I don't go around claiming these as one of ours. It's a fun fact they have Norwegian heritage, but that's as far as it goes.