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Scott Draper

Scott Draper
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Australia
Born (1974-06-05) 5 June 1974
Brisbane, Australia
Height 177 cm
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2005
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,594,598
Singles
Career record 107–129 (Grand Slam and ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 42 (10 May 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1997)
French Open 4R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon 2R (1998, 2002, 2003)
US Open 4R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 26–47 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 132 (12 February 1996)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2005)

Scott Dennis Draper (born 5 June 1974) is an Australian former tennis player and golfer. He won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles with Sam Stosur in 2005. Draper also reached the fourth round of the 1995 and 1996 French Opens, and the fourth round of the US Open in 1997.

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Tennis career 2
    • Juniors 2.1
    • Pro tour 2.2
    • Singles titles (5) 2.3
    • Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title) 2.4
  • Golf career 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Draper was born in Queensland, Australia. His first wife, Kellie, died in 1999 from cystic fibrosis.[1] He is now married to Jessica and they have two children, a son Jayden Scott Draper (2007) and a daughter, Jaimie Draper (2008).

Tennis career

Juniors

Draper reached a high of No. 5 in the junior world doubles rankings in 1992, after winning the Wimbledon Boys' Doubles title.

Junior Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: SF (1992)
French Open: 1R (1992)
Wimbledon: 2R (1992)
US Open: –

Pro tour

Draper became a tennis professional in 1993, attaining a career-high singles ranking of World No. 42 in October 1998. He played doubles with his brother, Mark Draper, reaching No. 132 in the world. He was the first player to be beaten by Andy Roddick in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the French Open in 2001.

In 2005, Draper won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title with fellow Australian Samantha Stosur, defeating Kevin Ullyett and Liezel Huber in the final.

Draper was Lleyton Hewitt's coach during the 2007 Australian Open.

Singles titles (5)

Legend (singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Challengers (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1995 Nagoya Hard Shuzo Matsuoka 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
2. 1998 Queen's Club Grass Laurence Tieleman 7–6, 6–4
3. 2002 Lexington Hard Paul Goldstein 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
4. 2002 Binghamton Hard Peter Luczak 7–6, 6–4
5. 2002 Fresno Hard Justin Gimelstob 6–1, 6–7, 6–1

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2005[2] Australian Open Hard Samantha Stosur Liezel Huber
Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(6)

Golf career

Draper has also played golf professionally, putting him in that rare category of athletes who have managed to play more than one professional sport. On 11 February 2007, he won the New South Wales PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour, giving him his first professional golf title.[3]

References

  1. ^ Out of the crucible
  2. ^ "Mixed doubles champions". AustralianOpen.com. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Scott Draper's dream day

External links

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