Tennis rising star Milos Raonic is out of commission for the time being. But don’t tell that to the American celebrities who tried to contain him in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Trying to heal a torn abductor muscle, the 25-year-old Canadian who pressed Andy Murray for four hours before succumbing in the Australian Open semifinal last month says there is no firm timeline for his return to tennis. He hopes to be ready to compete in Acapulco when the tour stops there on February 22.
If Raonic’s outstanding performance during the Celebrity Game in Toronto was any clue, Raonic is feeling fit and fiesty. Mexico should expect him. In the Celebrity contest, Raonic was probably Canadian coach Drake‘s best asset on the floor — the tennis star ran the floor hard and played big and aggressive inside. He even threw down a two-handed jam — not the regulation celebrity fare. Expect the 6’5″ Raonic to be on the tennis court in Acapulco. Fired up, too.