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Patrick Rafter
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October 6, 2010: "One thing I’m really jamming down the kids’ throats is that we’ve got to make it tougher for them, they’ve got to toughen up as well, and there are ways to do that. By giving them everything, it’s not helping to find solutions. If we give them a tough situation where they are on their own for a few months with no coach, no nothing and make them do it tough in Europe, you've got to find different solutions and ways of getting around it.."
Patrick Rafter, two-time U.S. Open champion, telling AAP that Tennis Australia was pampering up-and-coming juniors and that needs to change for Australia to become a top tennis nation again.

"Listen, it's just a matter of time before I stuff up. It really is. I try to live as normally as I can. Sometimes, you act like a bit of a hooligan. I've got that in my blood a little bit. I'm pretty sensible, but at times, we have our weak points."

- -Patrick Rafter on his good-guy image (2001).

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