Raonic cracks the top 20 in the world

Milos Raonic played his first match at the Rogers Cup Tuesday, August 7, 2012 , on Toronto's York...

Milos Raonic played his first match at the Rogers Cup Tuesday, August 7, 2012 , on Toronto's York University campus. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency).

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Despite a disappointing quarterfinal exit at the Rogers Cup last week, Milos Raonic has leaped five spots into the top 20 in the ATP tennis ranking.

The Canadian moved up Monday to No. 19 in the world -- the highest ranking of his career. His previous best was No. 21, which he attained briefly in June.

Raonic earned a bye in the first round of the Rogers Cup, defeated Viktor Troicki, moved on to the quarters when Andy Murray withdraw, then lost to John Isner.

Raonic plays this week at the Cincinnati Masters, facing Rogers Cup finalist Richard Gasquet in the opening round.

Roger Federer retained the No. 1 spot in the ATP list, ahead of Rogers winner Novak Djokovic.

Vasek Pospisil was ranked second among Canadians at No. 103.


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