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Rafter playing doubles!

12-24-2003, 02:39 AM
SYDNEY, Australia -- Two-time U.S. Open champion Patrick Rafter will end his yearlong retirement next month by playing in a doubles match.

He will compete at the AAPT Championships in Adelaide, but the promoter says the former No. 1 player has ruled out a full-scale comeback.

Rafter will play with fellow Australian Josh Eagle at the season-opening event, starting Jan. 5.

Rafter, 30, contacted tournament director Colin Stubs last weekend to request a wild card, saying he needed match practice for a Feb. 2 exhibition with Mats Wilander.

Hell yeah!!!!!!!!!! I wish pat would come back full time, he truly deserves another huge win, or run.

12-24-2003, 08:21 PM
^_^ Good luck Patrick!