Canadian tennis superstar Milos Raonic‘s career year has hit new heights. Again.
He was announced as the No. 3 ranked player in the world — the highest ranking in Canadian history.
Raonic made headlines this past weekend when he went head-to-head with world No. 1 Andy Murray in the ATP World Tour semifinals in London. Although he came up short in the three hour, 38-minute match, he played brilliantly. The longest match in the tournament’s history finished with a final score of 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9).
He had entered the tournament as the world No. 4 seed, already holding a place in the Canadian record books. Now, Raonic has cracked the top three and sits only behind 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic and Murray on the food chain.
The 25-year-old’s previous best ranking to end a season was No. 8 in 2014, and he began the 2016 campaign at No. 14 after battling through injuries for much of the previous year.
His most memorable victory of 2016 was at Wimbledon when he came out on top of a five-set semifinal clash against the great Roger Federer, reaching his first ever Wimbledon final before falling to Murray. He finishes the year with a 52-17 record.