Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
22 years old and he's tired
Couldn't make this rubbish up.
A lot of immature comments on this thread, Milos Raonic is the best Canadian tennis player EVER.
What did people expect? Geesh, the kid is only 22 years old, clay is his WORST surface, he tried his best and he lost.
There is no shame in losing to Nadal on clay so I don't understand the crude comments.
The Canadian people we are very proud of him. He did well to back up his semifinal result from Barcelona of last year this kid can play on clay.
What Milos needs to LEARN from this match and I acknowledge is, in order to beat the great players like Nadal especially on clay he's going to need more than just the serve.
Nadal returned Milos serve very well, the commentators said, Milos needed to vary his serve more especially the first serve.
Milos backhand needs improvement, Nadal exposed his backhand big time in this match.
He kept on running around the backhand to hit forehands, but the problem is it exposes his movement. He needs to improve the backhand that's the key for him.
And he also needs to work on his volleying it was very predictable to volley into the open court. Nadal just chased the ball down and passed him. Instead, he needs to volley smarter.
The good thing is Milos is a smart kid, he's got a good coach he will watch the tape and he is improving. Last year around this time Milos was ranked in the 20s this year he's number 13 in the world. He defended his points and he's going to get BETTER.
Milos is not a robot the kid played a 2 and a half hour match with Robredo and he also won a first match against Gulbis it is a lot of tennis. Nadal had Raonic running around the court he did get tired. It is not an excuse. Nadal played better obviously since he won the match.