Welcome to the 2011 Year in Review. Beginning Dec. 20, in a time frame just shy of a fortnight, FOXSports.com's panel of tennis commentators -- Richard Evans, Greg Couch, Brian Webber, Addie Rising and Tim Blankemeyer -- will share their thoughts on the topic of the day. So check back each day to catch one final look back at a memorable year in tennis.
TO CONTINUE OUR YEAR IN REVIEW, WE ASK . . . WHO WAS THE BREAKTHROUGH PLAYER OF THE YEAR? EVANS: One slip on Wimbledon's grass, a tweak in the hip and Milos Raonic lost his chance to make an even bigger impact in the second half of the season than he had in the first.
Until that moment, the powerful Canadian, who will celebrate his 21st birthday on Dec. 27, had transformed his status from a young hopeful into a player to be feared in a matter of weeks.
It began when he reached the Round of 16 at the Australian Open after blasting his way through qualifying. Afterward, he flew straight to Johannesburg, qualified there and reached t...