Patrick Rafter

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Popular both on and off the court, Pat Rafter captured back-to-back US Open titles in 1997 and 1998 - the only Australian to complete this feat in the Open era. Rafter was well known for his serve and volley style, which suited the grass courts of Wimbledon where he was a dual finalist in 2000 and 2001 and semifinalist in 1999. He also made the semis at the Australian and French Opens.

Rafter was revered for his sportsmanship, which saw him awarded with the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in 1998 and four ATP Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Awards in 1997 and 1999-01.

A winner of 11 ATP singles titles and 10 doubles titles, including Australian Open 1999 (w/ Swede Jonas Bjorkman), Rafter was also a regular inclusion in Australia's Davis Cup teams between 1994 and 2001. He finished with a 21-11 win-loss record (18-10 singles, 3-1 doubles).

Life's there to make the most of, and that's what I do.
Patrick Rafter