Milos Raonic stands fervent among a slew of young ATP players hoping to break into the top 10 of the world rankings this year. At 21-years-old, this Canadian has stood as a gauge of what the next generation of tennis players has to offer. Today at the Sony Ericsson Open, I had the opportunity to catch up with Milos and ask him some fan-friendly questions, including what he would be if he weren’t a tennis player and what three tennis players would he want to party with. Always honest and friendly, his answers are sure to leave you laughing!
What is the greatest moment in your career?
Winning San Jose and then defending it. First title, and then being able to back it up is amazing.
If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?
I would be trying to play basketball. I love the sport. But I think really I would be finishing University.
If you could play against any player in history, who would it be and why?
Pete Sampras, he was my idol. I got to play him actually last year. But any other player I would like to play? (Pause) McEnroe or Borg because it’s a big change since they played and I think it would be amazing to step up against them.
If you’re hosting a party, what three tennis players do you invite?
Feliciano Lopez. (Smiles) He’ll bring a lot of good-looking girls.
Daniel Nestor, he’s funny and we like to tease him a bit. He’s not the biggest partier, but he’s fun to have around.
And the third player that I would pick to party with? (Long pause, converses and jokes with ATP rep). Oh, Marat Safin. He’ll bring a lot more good-looking girls too. (Laughs)
What is one thing that scares you?
(Long pause) Ok, let’s say, the biggest thing that scares me is probably being stranded in open water.