Milos Raonic believes he is on the right track to push for glory at the upcoming French Open.
The Canadian’s early success came from his big serve but he has become a more rounded player in recent years and reached his second Grand Slam semi-final at January’s Australian Open.
He has also made a decent start to his clay-court season, making the quarter-finals in both Monte Carlo and Madrid and battled past wildcard Marco Cecchinato in his opening match in Rome on Monday.
Raonic will now play Nick Kyrgios in the second round and, if he gets through, could face Rafael Nadal. It all bodes well for the 25-year-old ahead of the upcoming French Open, a tournament he reached the last eight at in 2014.
His improved game means he could go further this year, especially as he seems to have found more determination in his play.
Raonic admits he is feeling good about his chances and believes his ability to adapt to whichever situation he finds himself can help him take the next step in his career. He is quoted as saying by Tennis World USA: “I’m competing well.
I may not be playing well in every single match, but I’m finding a way and I’m keeping myself alive in tournaments.
Each match I play I get better and better.
“If I play well and I do the things right I can give myself a possibility and a chance against each and every player.”
Raonic is currently on offer at 67.00 to win the French Open, which begins on May 22, with world number one Novak Djokovic the current 1.75 favourite.