Milos Raonic: 'Players do not fear top seeds'

Canada's Milos Raonic returns against Australia's Matthew Ebden during their men's first round match on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 24, 2014
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Milos Raonic believes that the younger players no longer fear playing against tennis's top seeds.

Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic has insisted that the players on the tour no longer fear the top seeds, with Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal both being eliminated early this year.

Raonic said that he and the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios now step onto the court confident that they will beat the big players, which is a big change from a few years ago.

"I think you see it more in people's play and people's attitude when they step out on court," the Canadian told Sky Sports News. "It's a big difference to where probably a lot of guys were maybe a year ago.

"It's an even bigger difference to where guys were two, three, four, five years ago, where there was a very tight stranglehold on who was winning those big tournaments."

Raonic takes on Roger Federer in the semi-finals on Friday.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Richard Gasquet of France on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 26, 2014
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