Great to see Milos climbing up the rankings! We all said that he can climb up the rankings this Summer because he has no points to defend because he had hip surgery this time last year! He will be seeded #15 at the US Open and can get quite far in the tournament and collect points to make him higher in the rankings! If he concentrates, he will soon be in the Top 10, but next year, he will need to defend all of the points from this year (and he has had a great year this year so far). A lot of hard work but I believe in him!
He should have a chance to move up as indoor is definitely the best situation for his game and his results last year were crap (still coming back from his injury). Would be super sweet if he could get to 9 (likely make the finals due to Nadal being out), but that is going to be tough.
Such a sad scoreline against Djokovic today. It will be interesting to see if Milos can hold off Murray, Federer, Nadal and Wawrinka in the rankings this year. So far this year, he is second to Djokovic in the race.
He should catch Thiem easily. Maybe not during the grass season unless he goes super deep in Wimbledon, but later during the US swing he should, Thiem 'best of other' slots are all full with the worst result beign 180 points, meaning he can only improve that section with a 250 W, a 500 W or F apperance.
He can pass Nadal (285 pt difference) with a QF appearance or better at Wimbledon, he needs one round farther than Nishikori (assuming R4 or better for Raonic, 90 points difference), and the same with Thiem (155 point difference) if Raonic gets to the quarterfinals.
Edit: Also he would have been 4th had he won Queen's.
3rd in the race now by reaching the QFs. And will keep that spot unless Federer or Berdych win Wimbledon. He only moves up in the weekly rankings if he wins though as even a final loss gets just 5 points shy of Nishikori, but a win would put him 5th, 205 points behind Nadal.
So with this result as I said above he's 3rd in the race, but still only 7th in the Rankings. 5 points behind Nishikori. However he went out in his first match at both Montreal and Cincinnati last year, so a ton of points he can make up. Nishkori missed Cincinnati as well, but he made the semis in Montreal last year.
We could see a career high YE ranking for Raonic. If he maintains his form and consistency he may actually finish at YE #3 and what a treat that would be.
But first things first, Toronto will be up next for him.
He's also already equaled his season his season high for finals (4), and one away from tying his season high for top 10 wins.
Another good week ranking-wise for Milos. He gets to the quarterfinals (at least) of Cincinnati, better than most of his main rivals for the number three spot in the race Nishikori, Nadal, Wawrinka, Monfils, Berdych. Thiem is in the quarterfinals as well.
Welcome to the top five. He seems to have run out of gas in the second half of the year, but then again so have many of the others (Nadal and Thiem come to mind). It has been fun to track his ranking this year, but his physical problems may keep him from going any higher.