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Raonic named Tennis Canada's male player of the year

The Canadian Press

11/25/2013 12:15:31 PM

TORONTO - Milos Raonic has been named Tennis Canada's male player of the year after making history this season.

The hard-serving 22-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., became the first Canadian to be ranked in the Top 10 on the ATP World Tour thanks to his runner-up performance at Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Raonic was the first Canadian to make the final since 1958.

He ended the season at No. 11, and also went 5-1 in Davis Cup action to lead Canada to its first-ever World Group semifinal appearance.

"In his young career, Milos has already hit so many pinnacles in Canadian tennis, and his commitment to continue developing as a player shows his potential is nowhere near being fully realized yet," said Michael S. Downey, president and CEO of Tennis Canada. "Milos, along with Vasek (Pospisil) and Daniel (Nestor), are helping to grow Canada's reputation as a tennis nation."

Pospisil, from Vancouver, won most improved player, while Toronto's Nestor won the male doubles player of the year award.