Raonic aims to take final step

29 December 2016 11:43:27 EST

Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic is convinced that he has what it takes to become a Grand Slam winner in the not-too-distant future.

The 26-year-old heads into 2017 on the back of a fine campaign which saw him reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the final at SW19 and end the year at number three in the world rankings.

I am not just content where I am right now; I need to be much better.

Milos Raonic

However, Raonic is determined to try and improve further in the future and go one better than he did at Wimbledon last summer, when he lost out 4-6 6-7 6-7 to home favourite Andy Murray.

He told reporters: "Can I win a Grand Slam? I definitely believe so. I was one match away, three sets away (at Wimbledon)."

Raonic can be backed at 16/1 to win the Australian Open early next year, while the Canadian is 10/1 to be crowned champion at Wimbledon.

Meanwhile the big-serving right-hander is hoping that the appointment of 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek will help add an extra bit of aggression to his play as he strives to make a further step in his development.

He added: "I think it's really about stepping up my game and being more aggressive and coming forward more.

"I am not just content where I am right now; I need to be much better.

"I hesitate sometimes and am content just to stay in the rally. There are a lot of points in each match where I could step forward."

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