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Pat Rafter

How the Australian tennis player surprised the world by winning the US Open in 1997

In September 1997, the Australian tennis player Pat Rafter was the surprise winner of the US Open. Dismissed as a “fluke” victory by John McEnroe, Rafter returned to Flushing Meadows the following year to retain the title and also became world number one. One of the most modest men in sport, Pat Rafter talks to Ashley Byrne. The programme is a Made-In-Manchester Production.

PHOTO: Pat Rafter in action (Getty Images)

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Tue 11 Sep 2018 23:50GMT


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