Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
Where did I say the his current glass ceiling would always be his glass ceiling? In previous threads I have mentioned time and again he could achieve some great things, but he has huge improvements to make.
As it stands he is not making any great strides and seems to be stagnating. This is backed up by his results.
As it stands he has made lots of improvements in terms of consistency in beating those ranked below him but remains a near walkover for the top guys in the events that really matter.
I disagree. He is now in that group of players who are inferior to the top 8 but above the rest of the field - along with Gasquet, Cilic, Tipsarevic, Nishikori, Almagro, etc... this is definitely better than he was 12 months ago.
Is he a threat to win Slams or Masters now? I don't think anyone believes he is. He could maybe beat one top player if he catches fire, but that's all. But, conversely, he's 22yo, which means the best years of his career are ahead of him and not behind him - he has time to improve on all aspects of his game. Eventually, someone apart from Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, JMDP and Murray will win a Slam and Raonic is obviously one of those who could do it.