Milos Raonic moved up to a career-best 14th in the ATP Tour world rankings Monday.
Raonic, who first hit No. 14 in the world earlier this month, slid up one spot ahead of this week’s BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. The 21-year-old from Thornhill is seeded 14th in the final Masters 1000 tournament of the year and has a bye into the second round.
Raonic will play either Jeremy Chardy of France or qualifier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain in his first match. Should form hold in the second round, Raonic would face second-seeded Novak Djokovic in the third round.
Djokovic is assured of replacing Roger Federer atop the world rankings next week and will finish the year at No. 1. Federer withdrew from the BNP Paribas Masters on Sunday after losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, handing the top ranking to Djokovic for the second straight year.