He is nicknamed "Skunky" because of a skein of white hair in his head.
In February of 1999 Rafter announced the formation of the "Big Cherish the Children Foundation." His sense of giving back was instilled by his upbringing. Hailing from a large family, one of nine children, he watched as his father placed money in the poor box at church.
He officially retired on January 10, 2003.
His star sign is Capricorn.
He has been runner-up in 4 ATP Masters Series singles finals. In 1999 he lost to Gustavo Kuerten in Rome. In the same year he also failed to defend his title at Cincinnati. He was runner-up at Cincinnati again in 2001 and also in Canada.
He has won 2 ATP Masters Singles titles. Both were in 1998 and were back-to-back wins in Cincinnati and Canada.
He has won 1 Grand Slam doubles titles which was at the Australian Open in 1999 partnering Jonas Bjorkman.
He has been runner-up in 2 Grand Slams. Both were at Wimbledon in the years 2000 and 2001.
He has won a total of 10 doubles titles.
His total win-loss record in doubles is 214-110.
He has won a total of 11 singles titles.
His win-loss record in singles is 358-191.
His highest ranking is No.1 which he achieved on July 26th 1999.
He is right-handed.
His total career prize money is $11,127,058.
He turned a professional tennis player in 1991 and retired in 2002.
He has 2 children with his wife Lara Feltham. Their names are India and Joshua.
He has won 2 Grand Slams. They were at the U.S Open in 1997 and 1998.
In 2002 he won the Australian of the Year award.
He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.
Patrick: You've got to be realistic. I'm not going to be a ten or twelve grand-slam winner. It's not going to happen. I'm not that good a player, and I'll be the first to admit that. I might be a three or four grand-slam winner; I might be a two grand-slam winner, I don't know. But whatever I've got out of this game, I can always look back on it and say I've accomplished more than my expectations. Life's there to make the most of, and that's what I do.
Patrick (on making it to the list of the Most Beautiful People in the world): Nothing's wrong with that. But I've noticed you get better looking the more U.S. Opens you win and money you make.