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Patrick Rafter

Fast-moving Kiefer is Scud's next target

GERMAN Nicolas Kiefer will have to find a way to spike the booming service game of big-hitting Australian Mark Philippoussis if he is to carry any hopes of winning the Salem Open final at Victoria Park today.

Sunday, 8 October, 2000, 12:00am

'It wasn't so much the heat but the humidity was getting to me and I couldn't control my sweating'

Patrick Rafter, battling the heat and the humidity and a game Jonas Bjorkman, stumbled but regained his footing to ease into the quarter-finals of the Salem Open at Victoria Park yesterday.

6 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Rafter, Kuerten to clash in SAR

Brazilian ace Gustavo Kuerten and Australia's Patrick Rafter, whose recent form has solidified their reputations as two of the hottest stars on the circuit, have been pencilled in to play in September's US$375,000 Salem Open.

19 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Agassi claims ATP honour

Monaco: Andre Agassi was named ATP Tour Player of the Year for 1999, ending the six-year reign of fellow American Pete Sampras. The 29-year-old, who won the French and US Opens and was runner-up at Wimbledon, was honoured at the Tour's annual awards gala at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Seeds advance

Cincinnati, Ohio: Seeded tennis players had it all their own way, with the top six sweeping into the quarter-finals of the US$2.45 million ATP Championships. Top seed Pete Sampras, defending champion and second seed Pat Rafter, Andre Agassi and Yevgeny Kafelnikov led the parade, all easing through in straight sets.

14 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Sexy Pat reveals brief aspect of tennis attire

What does the sexiest man alive wear under his tennis shorts? US Open champion Patrick Rafter says he doesn't really have a preference.

9 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Rafter in mood for tilt at title

Hong Kong fans knew they had seen a future star - even if the star himself was sick.

Patrick Rafter's debut at the Salem Open, in 1994, was an unforgettable one.

The future pin-up boy of world tennis surprised most people by reaching the final and a meeting with crowd favourite Michael Chang, who, at the time, was still searching for his first Salem title.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Strongest field ever sets the stage for super show

Five Grand Slam champions, two top-10 players, nine from the top 50 and no Pete Sampras to make an 11th-hour pullout. This year's Salem Open is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

Already, organisers of the 10th Salem Open have managed to attract a powerful field, the strongest since the event was first held in 1990.

3 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Korda joins impressive Open draw

Former Australian Open champion Petr Korda, who earlier this year caused a storm by testing positive for drugs and then escaping suspension, is the latest addition to April's star-studded Salem Open at Victoria Park.

10 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Krajicek joins all-star lineup

Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek has been added to a star-studded lineup for the April 3-11 Salem Open, ensuring the strongest field in the tournament as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

10 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

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