2012 Raonic is comparable with 2006 Djokovic. Djokovic is only 3 years older (note that Raonic is born in december) but he has played 6 more years than Rao.
Even if that is true, do you think next year Raonic will be winning Masters and playing slam finals? I don't think so.
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How gutting would it be for Murray if he doesn't win a Slam and in 5 years time there are no dominant players and Raonic, Dimitrov et al are all winning them? You'd think a Federer type player will come along again (not necessarily another Federer, which may never happen again, but a dominant player) but I'm not sure if that player is going to be Raonic. The next couple of years for him are crucial in his development.
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I think he has the quality to win one, yes. Sure, he hasn't made his breakthrough in grand slam tournaments so far but then again hardly anyone outside the top 4 have been able to make a big impression in the latter stages of the slams lately.
It's important to remember that he is far from the finished article yet. He will need time to improve on his ground strokes even though his serve and mentality are both very good already. He is the most promising amongst the players in his age group and so despite the fact that it's difficult to look beyond the top few players right now, his time will surely come.
I'm not sure whether he has it in him to become world number 1 or win multiple slams, however. I think he will have a career akin to Ivanisevic but it's early days yet. I'm not the biggest fan of his style of play but I will be keen to watch how he develops now that he is becoming a consistent top 16 player. I wish him all the best.
He's the best of his age group by far so it seems likely.
He also looks like he has the most limited game (apart from Sock) so he could find it difficult to break through that glass ceiling. It's possible he could win a slam or he may be one of those players who is dangerous at slams due to his serve but doesn't have the game to go all the way.