Milis Raonic, 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has announced that seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is one of the athletes who inspire Raonic, ranked No. 14 in the world, started positively in his Australian Open campaign when he handed over a direct defeat to Federico Coria 6: 3, 6: 3, 6: 2 on Monday

While Raonic defeated Coria at Melbourne Park, Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. After beating Coria, Raonic rushed to check the Super Bowl score, “I checked the score pretty much right away,” said Raonic on the ATP website

“It was in the locker room so I didn’t have to try too hard to look for it”

Brady, 43, won his seventh Super Bowl and was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career

“I think I look up to a lot of athletes who have done incredible things. I think Tom is a very special example to a lot of people just because he wasn’t the child prodigy who did the great things he did

I think a lot of people can relate to it, “said Raonic.” I wasn’t necessarily one of the best juniors by any means, but I kept stuck just trying to get better and better every day

It came together for me I think a lot of people appreciate this aspect “American tennis star Reilly Opelka, who defeated Yen-hsun Lu in his Australian Open opener, also rushed to check the Super Bowl score

“That was the first question I asked my trainer,” said Opelka. “I’m a bit surprised, to be honest, that the Bucs have swept them up like I’ve never seen anyone do it that easy did like [Chiefs quarterback Patrick] Mahomes but I think today was a tough day for him “

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