In a few months he's returning to the tour, Rafters family gave this news to msnbc, Bud collins reported on it, and i heard about this on the radio too, but no where else so far, i didn't think Pat would come back after his last shoulder and arm injuries, im looking forward to seeing this guy around again.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
May 4th, 2002, 06:33 PM
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May 4th, 2002, 08:32 PM
Just click on this direct link.
May 4th, 2002, 08:39 PM
Now this news link should work.
May 4th, 2002, 10:10 PM
Can't understand why he isn't returning for Wimbledon!?!
Why is he returning so soon after his wife has a baby... weird!?!
Good to have him back though.
May 14th, 2002, 08:17 AM
Great news! :cool:
May 14th, 2002, 08:25 AM
good news, i hope goran will return also and also wish that michael chang and pete will rise again :)
May 14th, 2002, 09:11 AM
Stay away old foggie!:mad:
May 14th, 2002, 09:19 AM
In fact he is not coming back, this is old news and last week he said he is definately not be playing
So don't get your hopes up http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/tennis/newsid_1976000/1976696.stm
Former US Open champion Patrick Rafter has dismissed speculation he will play at Wimbledon this year.
The Australian had been made a 16-1 shot by some bookmakers to triumph at the All England Club in July, but he has confirmed that he will not be entering the tournament.
"A comeback is definitely a no-go this year," said Rafter, who took a break from the sport in December.
"That's one thing I do know for definite but for the future it's really hard to tell, I really don't know.
"Day to day I feel different about it - some days I feel excited about it, some days I don't want to."
With defending champion Goran Ivanisevic already out because of injury, both of last year's men's singles finalists will be missing from the 2002 event.
Rafter has also ruled out making a comeback for Australia against India in their Davis Cup world group qualifying tie in September.
"I think you've got to understand that for me to come back and play again I'd need to train for a month or two just on fitness and then another two months on court," he said.
Australia's Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald said earlier he hoped Rafter would be available for the tie.
May 14th, 2002, 09:23 AM
So good news then:D
May 14th, 2002, 09:26 AM
As far as I understand, a comeback is for 2003 the earliest.
I´ve no idea, Mark, what you are talking about - the article has it that "it is a no-go" for this year !?!
May 14th, 2002, 09:28 AM
IMO, he should be man enough to keep his word. When you say you're gonna retire, jaz retire.pfffffffffffff.:o