Raonic, Kyrgios to take part in Queen’s tennis tournament

Raonic, ranked 12th in the world, and Kyrgios, the world’s 20th top player, have joined other big tennis names such as Brit Andy Murray, Spain’s Rafael Nadal and the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, reports Efe.

Milos Raonic returns the ball against Nick Kyrgios during the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.   -  AP

Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic and Australian Nick Kyrgios have confirmed their participation in the 2016 edition of the Queen’s Club Championships between June 13 and 19.

Raonic, ranked 12th in the world, and Kyrgios, the world’s 20th top player, have joined other big tennis names such as Brit Andy Murray, Spain’s Rafael Nadal and the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, reports Efe.

According to the tournament’s website, Raonic, semi-finalist in Wimbledon 2014, said: “I’m really looking forward to coming back to the Queen’s Club for the Aegon Championships. The atmosphere and organisation of the tournament is impressive and the courts are perfect. Grass is a surface where I have had some of my best results and I believe I can make an impact at Queen’s and Wimbledon this year.”

Kyrgios, who joined the top 20 recently, said: “I’ve had my best results on it, my expectations are high and I’m expecting some good results from myself at Queen’s this year. The conditions are perfect, all the Australians have played well there over the years and I’m pumped to be coming back.”