Hope he comes back!
Rafter hints at comeback
Pat Rafter has given his strongest indication yet that he may resume his stalled tennis career.
Rafter helped launch John Newcombe's autobiography in Sydney and conceded he was close to deciding whether or not to launch a comeback in the New Year.
Rafter hasn't played since last year's Davis Cup final loss to France but has received the all-clear from doctors to start playing competitively again.
"The stress fracture in my arm has settled down. I had that tested and the body seems to be in pretty good shape at the moment," Rafter said.
"That doesn't mean it wouldn't break down again."
Interestingly, Rafter said any comeback, if he made one, would be for at least two years.
Rafter, the one-time world No.1 and two-time grand slam champion, admitted to feeling pressure from the Australian public to pick up the racquet.
But ultimately he would make the final decision.
A Davis Cup triumph and a Wimbledon title, after two close calls, remain the biggest gaps in the 29-year-old's glittering curriculum vitae.