\\ Our Partnership
When choosing a tennis athlete to partner with, New Balance looks for excellence on and off the court. We found both with Milos Raonic.
At just 22, Milos has already experienced a meteoric rise in the world tennis rankings. He also shares New Balance's passion for giving back. The Milos Raonic foundation helps disadvantaged children with physical disabilities become healthy, productive members of society.
In late 2013, New Balance will debut a new line of tennis footwear and apparel. Milos will provide feedback to New Balance designers throughout every phase of product development.
"I am very excited to partner with New Balance Tennis. They have given me a great opportunity to have input in the design process and their dedication to making great tennis shoes gives me the confidence to excel on the court. They are a strong family-owned company that I am honored to represent."-Milos Raonic
\\ About Milos
Milos Raonic is the highest ranked Canadian tennis player in the history of the open era. Milos shot through the ATP Tour Rankings at age 20 to reach the 4th round at the Australian Open in 2011 and preceeded with his first title in San Jose that same year.
In his short time on tour, Milos has won three titles and counting. He is widely regarded as the next great up and coming player on the ATP World Tour and to have one of the best serves on the ATP World Tour by both fans and players alike.
Born in Podgorica, Montenegro in 1990, Milos and his family relocated to Toronto in 1994. He Currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Parents are Dusan and Vesna (both engineers); sister, Jelena and brother, Momir.
Milos began playing tennis at age 9 and played his first tennis tournament at age 10 in Toronto. At age 16, he grew into one of Canada's top juniors and was invited to be one of the first to join Tennis Canada's National Training Centre in Montreal. Milos spent 3 years training with Canada's top juniors in Montreal before moving in 2010 to his current training location at the 4 Slam Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Spain.
Raonic earned the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2011 after winning his first title in San Jose and climbing from No. 156 to No. 31 in the rankings. He is coached by former ATP top 40 pro Galo Blanco since November 2010 in Barcelona along with Physio therapist Juan Ozon and trainer Tony Estallela.
\\ Fast Facts
- Age: 22
- Country: Canada
- Plays: Right-handed & with a two-handed backhand
- Started Playing Tennis: Age 9
- Turned Pro: 2008
- Career High Singles Ranking: 13
- Favorite Shots: Serve and Forehand
- Idol growing up: Pete Sampras