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Milos Raonic says Novak Djokovic is his best friend on the ATP Tour

Raonic has one of the biggest serves on the tour (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Big serving Canadian Milos Raonic has named Novak Djokovic as one of his closest friends on the ATP Tour.

Djokovic lives and trains in Monte Carlo for much of the year, when he's not competing, and Raonic often takes the chance to head to the principality to get some training in. Last month he spent a week there along with Djokovic, Viktor Troicki and Andreas Seppi.

"I get along well with Feliciano Lopez, Novak Djokovic, Bernard Tomic and all the former Yugoslavian players," he told the Daily Mail in an interview earlier this week. "We just have dinners - it is pretty quiet on the tour, not really too much exciting crazy stuff going on."

Raonic also revealed that he idolised Pete Sampras when he was young and watched as many of his matches as possible. You don't have to look far to see the similarities between the two, both are serve-volleyers with colossal deliveries. 
 
Like many players, he has plenty of things he would like to change about the tour given the chance but his latest suggestion doesn't sound especially spectator friendly. 

"I just don't like the scheduling and having to wait around," he said. "Having set times to prepare for when you play would be one thing... it's not really a rule but I just think it is a little bit of a bummer that because of weather or match results you can end up waiting six hours after you thought you were going to play and that can sometimes be a little bit draining."

And in case you wondered, Raonic also shared his favourite songs and films of all time.

"My favourite song changes every three days... it is hard to dispute Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, the Rocky soundtrack. My favourite film of all time is... I don't know actually... Gladiator maybe, but this was when I was a kid. I don't actually watch too many films over and over again."
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Milos Raonic says Novak Djokovic is his best friend on the ATP Tour

Big serving Canadian Milos Raonic named Novak Djokovic as one of his closest friends on the ATP Tour

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