Patrick Rafter

Born:
December 28, 1972
Place of Birth:
Mount Isa, Queensland
Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
2006
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

The consummate attacking player and a fan favorite everywhere he went, Patrick Rafter became the first Australian man in the Open Era to win back-to-back US Open titles in 1997 and 1998.  At Wimbledon, he reached consecutive finals in 2000-2001, defeating Andre Agassi both years in epic five-set semi-final confrontations.  Rafter’s rivals invariably described him as an unfailingly gracious competitor.  After donating $600,000 of his 1997 and 1998 US Open earnings to the Brisbane Mater Hospital’s Foundation for Terminally Ill Children, Rafter received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award. 

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Doubles Champion 1999

Wimbledon

  • Singles Finalist 2000-01

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1997-98

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1994-2001

	

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