Rafter keeps U.S. Open title

...tennis at the U.S. Open on Sunday and Patrick Rafter had by far the bigger, meaner game. Rafter retained his title with an awesome display...sent volleys rocketing across the net. But Rafter had near perfection to go with his power...

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Rafter: from Down Under to top of the world

NEW YORK (AP) - Patrick Rafter has a smile that won't go away...Roche, John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall, Rafter celebrated until the wee hours. Among...about 2 o'clock in the morning," Rafter said. Until this year, Rafter had...

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Hingis, Rafter victorious in Open

...On the men's side, No. 13 Patrick Rafter beat unseeded Greg Rusedski 6-3, 6-2...scary." On the men's side, it was all Rafter. In flourishes that harkened back to...Australia's proud tennis heritage, Rafter overcame the fastest server in history...

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Can Rafter win Wimbledon title?

...England -- From the baseline, Patrick Rafter swings with a grunt that sounds like...to finish off another exciting point. Rafter can thrill fans during a changeover...spectators with frenzied play and sex appeal. Rafter is already a cover boy for the ATP Tour...

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Rafter cruises in du Maurier

TORONTO -- Patrick Rafter became the first player in 10 years to...victories in six of seven matches against Rafter entering the final, had lived by the...volley in his previous matches against Rafter. Krajicek entered the final leading...

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Agassi fumes as Rafter celebrates win

WIMBLEDON, England -- As Patrick Rafter thrust his fist in the air to celebrate...match worthy of tennis' best rivalry. Rafter was two points from defeat and trailed...I think he pretty well snapped," Rafter said. The 28-year-old Australian...

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Agassi overpowers Rafter

...Thursday after beating local hero Pat Rafter 7-5, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-2...tiebreaker and fell behind, then rallied as Rafter began to cramp. In Sunday's final...12 unforced errors in 50 games against Rafter and said it was more important to limit...

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Berastegui spoils Rafter's plans

...Australia -- Blood seeped down Patrick Rafter's right leg from a nasty gash. His blistered...for a bus. The crowd roared thirstily for Rafter, and Berasategui played as if no one were around. Rafter, the heart of this Australian Open, the...

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Chang avenges Rafter loss to give U.S. lead

...fitness to wear down Australian Patrick Rafter and win 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 today...the next 12 games as U.S. Open champion Rafter showed visible signs of fatigue and frustration. Rafter was also plagued by nine double faults and...

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Rafter, Korda, Bjorkman, Krajicek reach semifinals

...STUTTGART, Germany -- Third-ranked Patrick Rafter, the U.S. Open champion, battled...the semifinals of the Eurocard Open. Rafter, the highest-ranked player left in...Todd you are not going to get that," Rafter said. Martin, once ranked as high as...

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