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Community Level 7ashford

ashford

A Great Aussie Player and Sportsman

AdvantagesGood serve and volley. Good from the baseline. Great top spin. Agile

DisadvantagesHas suffered wrist and ankle injuries.

" Australia,for a relatively small nation of just over 20 million,has produced an incredible array of hugely talented tennis players. Who can forget the great achievements of male players such as Rod Laver,Ashley Cooper, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Fred Stolle, John Newcombe, and Pat Cash ' Then there were great ladies such as Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong,both Wimbledon champions.In recent years, another fine player from "Down Under" has graced the ..." Read review
16.07.2001

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Rafter the Grafter

Advantagesnatural talent

Disadvantagesinjuries and possible retirement

"The only sport that comes a fairly distant second to my love of motorsport, is tennis. There can be no denying that summer is upon us when Wimbledon fever hits the tv screens! So it was with pleasure that my 2 favourite tennis players reached this year’s Wimbledon final. Having thankfully and finally got rid of the ‘British Hopes’, I was left in a dilemma as to who to support – Pat Rafter of Goran Ivanisevic. No one can ..." Read review
19.10.2001

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Community Level 4Manu_Patel

Manu_Patel

Good job he is carrying on

AdvantagesHas one of the best serves and is the best at volleys. He is athletic and speedy also he has got sportmanship.

DisadvantagesHas had injures and forehand isn't the best.

"Pat Rafter was thinking of quitting after the season has ended, but now he is having a six week break after the US Open, i am glad he isn't quitting, as he is a great player and can beat the top tennis players at anytime, with his game. Country - Australia Date of Birth- December 28, 1972 Birthplace - Mount Isa, Queensland Birthplace: Mount Isa, QSLD, Australia Grand Slam titles - 2 2000 Champions Race - 15 Current Champions Race Position: ..." Read review
14.08.2001

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Community Level 5sam123

sam123

Possibility of winning another grand slam

Advantagesvery good player

Disadvantagesinconsistent, injuries

"Pat Rafter the Australian who lost last year’s to Agassi but this year somehow managed to beat him, in a game where it seemed as though Agassi would come out on top. But the player who performed badly last year due to injury showed why he is regarded as a top player. Rafter never gave up, he hit back, and eventually won the game. He beat Agassi, the form man, this surely must mean he has a good chance of winning Wimbledon this year. He ..." Read review
07.07.2001

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

A true gent.

AdvantagesA really nice guy

Disadvantagesdid not win Wimbledon

"Gday mate" said Pat Rafter when I met him at a Tennis open day in Tunbridge Wells about 4 years ago. I thought to myself,"typical Aussie.Corny lines". It was the opening of a new Tennis Centre of which my Father in Law is the manager and I got to hit a couple of balls over the net to him. I felt like a superstar for 30 seconds! But what suprised me about the guy was how nice and genuine he was. I can see why so many people got behind him ..." Read review
19.07.2001

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Community Level 5MByford

MByford

Aussie God

AdvantagesVolleys

DisadvantagesGroundies

"Pat Rafter is playing some of the best tennis of his life at the moment and has 2 US open titles to his name as well as a Wimbledon 2000 final and as it stands a semi final place in his home grand slam in Melbourne. Rafter is a very strong player and he is almost unplayable when he reaches the net. I don’t think I have seen someone at the net who is so hard to pass and with his improved play off the ground, I think more major titles will follow ..." Read review
24.01.2001

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Community Level 5sid

sid

good effort

Advantagesgood try

Disadvantageslost

"Patrick Rafter To come back from injury and to play so well, to be 4-1 up in the tie break, and be one set up, he should have really won, if he had played against any other player. But, Sampras is no other player, he his the greatest grass court player ever, and therefore he lost. But, Rafter should take heart, he played well, the seriousness of his injury, makes it even more remarkable. One day, he like Agassi, will get their chance, but not ..." Read review
10.07.2000

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Community Level 3wjneedham

wjneedham

Serve and volley!!

AdvantagesServe andd volley master

DisadvantagesN/A

"The serve and volley king Pat Rafter is a joy to watch. He does his wicked topspin serve and then charges in ready to pounce on any loose ball. He was desperately unlucky to lose the Wimbledon final to Pete Sampras having had chances to go 2 sets up, but he wasted it. He is equally good on all surfaces, and should be the best on grass, but this has not been the case until this year when he nailed Andre Agassi in a thrilling match. he is very down ..." Read review
29.10.2000

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Community Level 4steveymacca

steveymacca

grass court

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"patrick rafter, the player from down under, is mainly a grass court player as this is where most of his titles and awards have been won. he is a good hitter of the ball from any position of the court and often beats his oppents with his supreme accuracy and placement of the ball. he will be favoured by many people to do well in up coming tournaments and i do not know if he is entered in the olympics but if he is he will be formidable on his home ground! ..." Read review
21.09.2000

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Community Level 1HisLordship

HisLordship

Grasscourt game

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"Patrick Rafter's excellent performance this year helped to rescue the grasscourt game. The bias is very much against the all-court game today because of the predominance of clay and the "beautiful" game is in threat of extinction. The early exit of many of the highly ranked players on clay demonstrates the gulf between playing styles that exists. Players like Rafter honour the Wimbledon tournament by playing the surface and not trying to clumsily ..." Read review
19.07.2000

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