Milos Raonic made his first appearance at an Olympic Games in 2012 and lost in the second round to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The duo battled to an Olympic record for the length of a match; three-hours and 57 minutes. The match also set two other records — the 66 games played were the most ever in a three-set Olympic match and the 48-game third set was a new high. Raonic finished in 17th place overall.
In 2012, Raonic won two titles. He captured the SAP Open title after defeating Denis Istomin and he won his second ATP title at the 2012 Aircel Chennai Open in Chennai, India, defeating Janko Tipsarević in the final in a tournament where he did not drop a serve.
In 2011, Raonic became the first Canadian to win an ATP singles tournament since 1995, winning the SAP Open final over Fernando Verdasco. Raonic was selected as ATP Newcomer of the Year.
The big-serving Canadian was born in Podgorica, Montenegro and immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of three and started playing tennis at eight.