1. THE TOSS
Raonic has an arsenal of serves, but they all start with the same motion. To keep his opponents guessing, he tosses the ball in the same, exact position every time. He doesn’t give any tells, but instead keeps his opponent guessing by using the same motion and toss. Whether it’s a slice or it’s flat, his opponents rarely see it coming.
2. THE WINDUP
Raonic stays loose. Like a loose-limbed boxer or pitcher, his inherent whip-like swing allows him to generate incredible velocity. But it’s easier said than done. It may look effortless, but that fluid form is the result of countless hours on the court and in the gym.
3. THE FINISH
With Raonic’s serve, the point is often over before it begins. With a powerhouse, bomb-dropping service game, he instantly puts his opponents on their heels. It’s power. It’s finesse. It’s dominating.