Why are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic better than the rest of the players on the ATP Tour? The Canadian Milos Raonic gave his answer in an interview to Prime Sports ahead of Rogers Cup. 'Everybody can hit the ball, everybody has strength and weaknesses and so forth but it's the mental that makes the biggest difference...and it's not only their mental -- it's also what their presence can do to the other person.' Commenting on his physical condition, Raonic added: 'I guess it’s not the best thing, but I’ve had a lot of experience with it recently.
I’ve sort of learned how to get past that and focus on things than matter. I’m feeling good. The body has healed up after Wimbledon. I’ve been able to put in a few days of training, my body has responded well and now I got a little bit more time to do a little training camp leading into the Rogers Cup.
I don’t change anything. I don’t stay anywhere familiar, I stay in a hotel. Have my team close by. All of these kind of things I would do if I was in any other city. These things don’t change.' Raonic lost to Federer 11 times out of 14 matches played, including the most recent one at 2018 Stuttgart final.