Raonic talks up grand slam chances


Milos Raonic believes he has the armoury to win a grand slam title as he prepares for another assault on Wimbledon.

The Canadian world number seven has been billed as a potential future world number one, but has not yet featured in a grand slam final.

Raonic added the legendary John McEnroe to his coaching team for Wimbledon and has also recruited former world number one Carlos Moya.

Novak Djokovic picked out the big-serving Raonic as a potential contender to dethrone him on the grass at SW19 and the 25-year-old feels he is better equipped than ever to challenge for a major title.

He said: "I think I can definitely give myself a great opportunity to win a slam. I think I could really step up, play well, and give myself a great opportunity.

"I think I'm a lot more comfortable at the net, I move better on returns, I make my opponents play a lot more points on their serve.

"I take care of my serve, I have added the body serve, so it's another thing guys are thinking about. So overall I feel like things going the right way.

"I'm just trying pick up steam of playing longer matches, one after the other and playing for a longer period of time without being my own worst enemy."

Raonic faces Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round at the All England Club on Monday.