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Q+A [PATRICK RAFTER]
Richard Deitsch
July 26, 2004
The two-time U.S. Open champ (he retired in 2002) is playing World Team Tennis this month for the Philadelphia Freedom.
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July 26, 2004

Q+a [patrick Rafter]

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The two-time U.S. Open champ (he retired in 2002) is playing World Team Tennis this month for the Philadelphia Freedom.

SI: How does it feel to be Australia's most famous stay-at-home dad?

Rafter: Is that what I'm known as in the States? (Laughs.) Well, it was time to have a family. The thing I missed playing tennis was not having a normal life.

SI: At 31, you're younger than Andre Agassi. Do you ever get an itch to return to the tour?

Rafter: The thought comes in my mind every three or six months, but I squash it because I know how much work is required to get there and the pressure that you're under all the time.

SI: What happens if you start rolling over people in World Team Tennis? Won't there be a part of you that will be thinking comeback?

Rafter: Absolutely nil on that, mate. But I am hoping to do exactly what you just said.

SI: Your son, Josh, is two. What if he faces two-year-old Jaden Agassi in the 2025 Wimbledon final?

Rafter: Jaden wins. He's got too many genes over there. I'm fighting a losing battle.

SI: You're about to become a TV host. Tell us about it.

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