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Over-30s not slowing down

...years since I first came on the tour."Bjorn Borg retired at 25. Boris Becker was done playing full time at 28. Patrick Rafter quit at 28, and Marat Safin and Gustavo Kuerten walked away at 29. Andy Roddick retired last year shortly after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-04-02/over-30s-not-slowing
Federer opens quest for rare threepeat at Wimbledon

...brought aboard Tony Roche, the 1966 French Open champion and 1968 Wimbledon runner-up who coached Ivan Lendl and Patrick Rafter. "He feels he can keep improving," Roche said after a practice session with Federer on Sunday. "I don't think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/20/oth_456567.shtml
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U.S. Open Glance

...Match of the Day); CBS, 12:37 a.m.-1:07 a.m. ighlights). ON THIS DATE (August 31): In 1999, Patrick Rafter became the first defending champion to lose in the first round, retiring against Cedric Pioline due to a shoulder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/31/oth_427070.shtml
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Overtime

...6-2, 6-2 Thursday in the second round of the AAPT Championships in Adelaide, Australia. In that tournament, Patrick Rafter returned to the ATP Tour after an absence of more than two years, losing in doubles. Rafter, a former No. 1 player...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/oth_400458.shtml
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Familiar faces misses as Wimbledon opens

...familiar faces this year. Not only is last year's champion, Goran Ivanisevic, out with injury, but losing finalist Patrick Rafter is taking a break from tennis. Also out is third-ranked Tommy Haas, who withdrew after his parents were injured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/24/oth_345831.shtml
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Sampras comeback falls short

...more chances, and it started to pay off a little bit," he added. At last year's U.S. Open, Sampras beat Patrick Rafter in the fourth round, Andre Agassi in the quarterfinals and Safin in the semifinals before losing the championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/22/oth_334353.shtml
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Hewitt has ranking, now he wants title

...Sebastien Grosjean today. A day earlier, Hewitt defeated Patrick Rafter and moved past Gustavo Kuerten to become the youngest...Australian and the French Open this year, moved ahead of Patrick Rafter to No. 6 in the rankings - his first top 10 year-end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/18/oth_327657.shtml
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Overtime

...Sunday in Sydney, Australia. He beat Thomas Johansson 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 to clinch the semifinal. Patrick Rafter then downed Jonas Bjorkman 6-3, 6-2 to complete a 4-1 victory. France assured its spot in the championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/24/oth_322332.shtml
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Australia-Sweden tied 1-1 in semifinal; French lead Dutch 2-0

...in the other semifinal. Hewitt bounced back from a set down for a four-set victory over Bjorkman in Sydney after Patrick Rafter lost in five sets to Thomas Johansson. In Rotterdam, Dutch player Raemon Sluitter quit after injurying his ankle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/22/oth_321955.shtml
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Overtime

...first time. The Brazilian, bothered by soreness in his right side, quit seven games into Sunday's final against Patrick Rafter at a tournament in Indianapolis but said he expects to ready for the Open. Two-time champion Andre Agassi is seeded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/21/oth_320379.shtml
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