Milos Raonic never got close to causing an upset against Andy Murray at Wimbledon this weekend but maybe that’s because the Canadian had his mind on other things.
The 25-year-old is best known for his superb serve on the courts but off it he’s arguably best known as the other half of Danielle Knudson.
A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, with some 285,000 Instagram followers to her name, Kim Sears has nothing on Knudson.
Raonic and the Canadian model have been dating for around two years in a relationship that has seen Knudson thrust into the limelight like never before.
Prior to that, she may have, at best, been recognised most by music fans as the cover star of Ultra Dance 14, a compilation DJ mix album released back in February 2013.
It’s a different story now, with Knudson commanding quite the online following as Canada’s answer to the 1990s golden couple of Pete Sampras and Bridgette Wilson.
That comparison is likely to sit favourably with Raonic, who ranks Pistol Pete as one of his all-time tennis heroes.
It may be another story altogether when it comes to Knudson and Bridgette Wilson though – something tells us she is unlikely to be a fan of either Billy Madison or Mortal Kombat.
Still, her Instagram account does offer up plenty of examples of just why she has proven so popular with tennis commentators keen to break the monotony of another perfect Raonic service game.
And with big things predicted for the big serving Canadian following his Wimbledon final appearance, something tells us there is even bigger to come for Knudson.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.