Raonic makes Canadian tennis history

Milos Raonic returns a volley during his finals match against Andy Roddick at the Regions Morgan...

Milos Raonic returns a volley during his finals match against Andy Roddick at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on February 20, 2011. (JIM WEBER/QMI Agency/The Commercial Appeal)

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, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

Canadian tennis phenom Milos Raonic's incredible seven-week run continued Monday when he moved into 37th in the world rankings.

Raonic, a 20-year-old from Thornhill, is now the highest-ranked Canadian singles player in the history of the ATP. He was 156 in the world at the end of 2010 but has steadily -- and quickly -- moved up since the new year began.

Despite losing to world No. 8 Andy Roddick in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships Sunday in Memphis, Raonic jumped 22 spots on the ATP rankings. He went into last week 59th after winning his first ATP title in San Jose.

Raonic, who won US $122,000 for making it to the final in Memphis, is now 12-3 in ATP matches this year. He will play at an ATP event in Acapulco this week to prepare for Canada's Davis Cup tie with Mexico that starts March 4.

Vancouver's Rebecca Marino also had a big jump in the world rankings, going from 80 to 60 after making it to the women's singles final in Memphis. Marino had to pull out of the final due to an abdominal strain after losing the first set to Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.


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