Skip to main content

Milos Raonic of Canada reaches out for a return to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their final match of Japan Open tennis championships in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Nishikori won 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-0.

Koji Sasahara/AP

Rising singles star Milos Raonic has won Tennis Canada's male player of the year award for the second straight year.

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., won two ATP World Tour titles in 2012 and ended the season as the highest-ranked North American player at No. 13.

"It is a great honour to receive this recognition from Tennis Canada again this year," Raonic said Wednesday in a release. "It was a great season but I'm working to continue to grow and develop as a player. All the support I've received this year from the Canadian fans has been incredible and I'm excited to see the growth of our sport continue in Canada."

Story continues below advertisement

Toronto's Daniel Nestor took the male doubles player of the year honour for the 12th consecutive year. He won the 2012 French Open and added four other victories to become just the fourth player to reach 80 career ATP World Tour wins.

Vancouver's Filip Peliwo was named most outstanding junior male player and most improved male player. He reached all four junior Slam finals this year and was victorious at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

The Tennis Canada Excellence Awards are selected by a committee comprised of high-ranking Tennis Canada personnel and top national coaches. The recipients of the female awards will be announced Thursday.

Report an error
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. This should only take a few moments.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Cannabis pro newsletter