Milos Raonic confronts fear of heights ahead of Portugal Open
Milos Raonic took on his fear of heights today, by scaling a 100-foot mast, during an off-day prior to this week’s Portugal Open.
Obviously, Raonic managed not one but two selfies from his summit:
The ATP article called Raonic an ‘acrophobiac’ and while we don’t know if this is true, they did quote him as saying, ‘I’m not good with heights so I’m happy I did this.’ His heart rate was apparently in the 140s, which we’re pretty sure is a resting HR for most around the Olympic.ca offices, but for the no. 9 ranked player in the world, 140 is pumping.
The Portugal Open runs until May 4th and is a combined-event, Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are the two top Canadians in Oeiras. As the clay court season rolls on, Raonic has reached three quarterfinals since the Australian Open. Bouchard semi’d at Charleston in early April and helped Canada to a Fed Cup World Group berth later in the month.
Bouchard is WTA-ranked no. 18 and will play Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova on Tuesday. Raonic awaits the winner of Aleksandr Nedovyesov / Pablo Cuevas.
Cover photo courtesy: ATP Twitter