Milos Raonic Quotes

  • I grew up watching North American sport - basketball, hockey - so I like it when it's a little bit more energetic, rowdier, heckling either for you or against you. I think it's fun to have that in sport.
  • I would love to win a slam by the end of my career, and I would love to achieve other things. It's just that I am not a patient guy. When I want something, I try to get it as quickly as I can.
  • At age 12, or even eight or nine, athletes were my role models. So when I would say I wanted to be the best, it was just because I was seeing my idols and wanted to do that. I don't think it necessarily was the most realistic thought process.
  • They say Montenegrins are intelligent, and maybe that's why I was pretty good in school.
  • The first three years, I don't think I would leave my hotel room outside of tennis, because I was like, 'I got to rest, I got to rest.' It was like sort of a paranoia to do everything as best as I can.
  • I'm demanding and critical about myself. It's something my parents passed on to me.
  • At the end of the day, it's not really about the aces, it's about getting the job done.
  • When I speak to people I worked with when I was young, they constantly tell me they wish their students would work half as hard as I did. I was always one to get a lot more out of myself, seeing the glass as half-empty rather than half-full.
  • I have an inability after matches are over to sort of switch off and relax completely.
  • There are still going to be great players that are baseliners. That's the way tennis - courts, balls, everything - has shifted. But everyone has to find their own way to win. Not everyone can run around the baseline for five hours. I can't.
  • It's an amazing feeling: tennis is growing very quickly in Canada, and to be a big part of it is an honour.
  • You can ask a lot of the people around me - I'm very demanding. I expect them to be as intense about my tennis on a daily basis as I am.
  • I used to ski. I still play basketball a little bit. I'll play soccer but more in a safe environment, never on a full-grass pitch.
  • I started playing street hockey, but there were tennis courts near my house, and it was my father who suggested I try. I don't really know why.
  • I used to have this superstition where I had to eat steak every night before I played, and my nutritionist told me don't do that. So after I lost that one, the other ones fell off pretty quickly.
  • Masculinity comes from your look, all the way down to your attitude. It's a big part of being a tennis player. Even though tennis is a fairly friendly sport, intimidation is still a big part of it.
  • When I'm playing well because of my serve and trying to keep points shorter, I don't need to worry about my opponent. All I need to do is focus on myself and have them adjust to me rather than me adjust to them. That's when I play my best tennis.
  • The thing I would hate myself for the most or regret the most is if I did not push myself to maximize my potential and my abilities.
  • Even in Canada, I never even played ice hockey. I never skated in my life; I always did rollerblade street hockey.