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Pat Rafter

Tennis (January 2007)

After growing up in Eumundi, Pat went on to conquer the world of tennis. He was men's singles champion at the US Open in back-to-back years (1997 and 1998), and twice runner-up at Wimbledon (2000 and 2001). Pat turned professional in 1991 and won his first career singles title at Manchester in 1994.

By the time he retired in 2002, he claimed 11 singles titles and 10 doubles titles on the ATP tour. He also spent some time as the No.1 ranked player in the world in 1999. Pat was named Australian of the Year in 2002 and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.