Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah
Maybe he could upset Nadal on a fast indoor court, but Murray and Djokovic are the best returners in the game, and Federer's block/slice returns against big servers are pretty damn effective usually. Raonic losing to Hewitt, a great returner, but from a different era- yeah, I'm not sure the others have something to worry about.
Right now agree with you, current Raonic can beat probably only Rafa from big 4 on fast indoor, or grass-1st week Wimby or Queens/Halle, olympics. But Nole-Andy are just too good returners, it is impossible even for Milos to hold service games during whole match against those guys, and in rallies of course they are superior to him, Federer how you mentioned is used to sliced-block back big serves like he is doing against A-Rod succesfully their whole careers, and besides that Roger has very good serve by himself, plus game to back-up it of course, but good serving Federer should without problems hold his service games against returners like Milos, Bernard and other youngesters.