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Patrick Rafter elected to Hall of Fame!


Official Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Scheduled for July 15, 2006

NEWPORT, RI - Patrick Rafter is a two-time US Open Champion (1997-98) and former world No. 1 ranked player. In his 12-year career he achieved a singles win-loss record of 358-191, including 11 singles titles. He also captured 12 doubles titles including the 1999 Australian Doubles Championship with partner Jonas Bjorkman. Rafter is an eight-year veteran of Australia's Davis Cup team (1994-01) with a Davis Cup career win-loss record of 21-11 (18-10 in singles; 3-1 in doubles). Elected in the Recent Player category, he is the 24th Australian to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

"This was unexpected and I'm absolutely delighted," said Rafter. "It's one of the greatest honors in tennis and I am looking forward to the induction."

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Maybe you did not hear this either, Pat became daddy again last summer to a daughter named India.
Also my latest news are that he is still playing for the Philadelphia Freedoms.
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Pat Updates

Pat to play for Freedoms

PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2004) ・The Philadelphia Freedoms are expecting another season of great tennis action with the addition of tennis legend Patrick Rafter to the team. The Freedoms selected Rafter as their first round draft pick in the WTT Marquee Draft held today via teleconference from the League痴 New York City headquarters.

Rafter, a two time U.S. Open Champion, will make his WTT Pro League debut this July playing for the Freedoms. In 2000, Rafter defeated Agassi in a memorable five-set semifinal to reach his first final at the All England Club. He met Pete Sampras in the finals, where after winning the first set tie break, Rafter lost in five sets. Rafter retired from the game in 2002 to devote more time to his family. At the time of Rafter's exit from the Tour, he was ranked in the top 10. Rafter's only other professional tennis competition since his retirement was the 2004 Australian Open where he played doubles with Josh Eagle.

Pat has also been invited to take part in the centenary celebrations of the Canadian Open in Toronto from July 24 - August 1.
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Hey, does anyone know if Pat will play in Wimbledon this year?

As far as i know he only played the Australian Open (where he got a wild card) and after that, was there another tournament he planed to play?
So I was thinking maybe he got a wild card for Wimbledon as well (as Martina Navratilova also got one...), but his name doesn't stand on the Wimbledon page.

It is pretty hard to get any information over here, and the atptennis.com page is not very helpful at all.

If anyone has some news it would be great to share them with me ;-)
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Pat and Lara get married

Rafter marries long-time love
26th April, 2004

Australian tennis star Patrick Rafter has married his long-time love Lara Feltham at a resort in Fiji.

A staff member at the Musket Cove Island Resort said yesterday Rafter, 31, and former model Feltham married at about 5pm Fiji time (7pm AEST) on Saturday at a private home at the resort.

About 50 guests turned out for the secret ceremony, held on what the staff member described as a lovely Fiji day with a nice sunset.

It was a good wedding and everyone looked happy, she said.

The couple were introduced in 1997 at a charity event in Sydney for the Starlight Children's Foundation.

They have a 20-month-old son Joshua, who flew out to Fiji with Rafter on Friday for the ceremony.

The 240ha resort is located on Malolo Lailai Island, 15km west of Fiji's third largest city, Nadi.
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Patrick Rafter Community

Now that Pat's playing again, doubles this time--I decided to make this community!

If you love Pat or tennis, please join, and post whatever news or updates you can gather about him. Thanks!
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