Milos Raonic has been named Canadian Press ’male athlete of the year' after his performance this season, he also became the only tennis player in the history to won the Lionel Conacher Award. 2013 can be described as an incredible season for Milos Raonic, the Canadian played the best tennis of his career with two titles in his pocket along with some inspiring results at the Big Tournaments.
Ronic reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final in Montreal, and the only Canadian to do so since 1958. Thornhill native not only became the first Canadian to be ranked in the Top 10 on the ATP World Tour this year, but helped Canada to reach Davis Cup World Group QF for the first time by defeating Spain.
Steve McAllister from yahoo Canada said, ”Raonic had the most successful year in the history of Canadian tennis and his outstanding performance in the Davis Cup played a leading role in the country’s semifinal appearance, Raonic’s climb up the ATP Tour rankings happens in an era that features more depth than ever before.” Raonic , who ended the season with $1,727,799 prize money , was also a runner-up at Tokyo for the second straight year.
At the Grand Slams, Raonic matched his career-best result by advancing into the round of 16 at the Australian Open and US Open. "The fact that I was performing under those circumstances when things weren't the best leading into those events, it's really great for me," said Raonic. "It's what I'm most proud of."