Milos Raonic raises a thumbs up above his head.

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This week on Match Point Canada, Ben and Mike are excited to welcome Milos Raonic back to the podcast to discuss his nearly two-year absence from tennis and recent return to the game.

In a lengthy chat, Milos details what kept him away from competition for so long, the obstacles he faced towards his comeback and, offers an honest look at where he hopes things go from here.

The impact that Milos has had on Canadian tennis is enormous. When he reached No. 3 on the ATP rankings back in 2016, he became the highest-ranked singles player ever in our country. He was the first male tennis player in Canada to make the singles final at Wimbledon that same year and he’s been a huge role model to emerging young Canadian tennis players such as Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov.

With the National Bank Open fast approaching, Milos offers a heartfelt glimpse into why the tournament matters so much to him and shares the following about why the return will be so emotional.

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“It’s kind of crazy because it’s about ten minutes away from where I grew up in Thornhill. Personally, for me, playing in front of Canadian fans will be great but on a deeper personal level, my parents haven’t been able to come to a match of mine since I believe 2019 at some point…that one will probably be the most meaningful to me.”

Enjoy this rare glimpse into the mindset of one of Canada’s best-ever tennis players and if you’re in Toronto for the National Bank Open you’ll surely want to catch his return to Sobeys Stadium!

Listen to our newest episode of Match Point Canada, available on MegaphoneApple Podcasts, or Spotify below. Enjoy!