Any way you look at it, that serve is impressive.
Milos Raonic keeps making strides on court, reaching a career-high world ranking of No. 4 Monday, and there’s no getting around the massive serve that helped him get there.
Much has changed in the 24-year-old’s game since his debut on the ATP tour in 2009, but the power of the serve remains. Here are 11 angles of one of the best serves in the game.
1. Things that seem possible for me to do in this photo: Wear a backwards cap.
2. In London for the Olympics, the red shirts pops against the worn Wimbledon lawn, as the angle of Raonic’s wrist continues to amaze.
3. No sleeve but full headband. Classic Raonic at his classic-est.
4. Keeping his eye on the ball, and shadows at bay, Raonic prepares to unleash an ace. (I assume.)
5. The sleeve, the hair, the racquet angle – green on green never looked so good.
7. Milos gets his HEAD IN THE GAME. (Sorry.)
8. Only the cleanest lines will do for Wimbledon.
9. Raonic’s arm can bend in every direction.
10. Not the prettiest, but still, so impressive.
11. It all has to start somewhere.