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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. His most significant achievement in singles was winning the 1998 Queen's Club Championships, the lowest ranked player ever to do so.

Scott Draper
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceGold Coast, Australia
Born (1974-06-05) 5 June 1974 (age 45)
Brisbane, Australia
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2005
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,594,598
Singles
Career record107–129 (Grand Slam and ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 42 (10 May 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1997)
French Open4R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 2002, 2003)
US Open4R (1997)
Doubles
Career record26–47 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 132 (12 February 1996)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2005)

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Personal lifeEdit

Draper was born in Queensland, Australia. He married his first wife, Kellie, in 1998 and she died in 1999 from cystic fibrosis.[1] He is now married to Jessica and they have three children, a son Jayden Scott Draper (2007) and a daughter, Jaimie Draper (2008) and a further son.

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

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 tourEdit

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)Edit

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)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2005[2] Australian Open Hard   Samantha Stosur   Liezel Huber
  Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(8–6)

Golf careerEdit

Draper has also played golf professionally. He made his professional debut in the 2005 Victorian Open, a 54-hole event played from 28 to 30 January. Draper had accepted an offer from Sam Stosur to play in the mixed doubles at the 2005 Australian Open which also finished on 30 January. Draper and Stosur reached the semi-final, which meant that Draper had to play in the first round of the golf in the morning and the semi-final of the tennis in the afternoon. Draper played his second round on the following day but missed the cut. This meant he was free to compete in the final of the mixed doubles on 30 January.[3][4] On 11 February 2007, Draper won the New South Wales PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour. He finished the four-round event with a score of 268, 20-under-par, one stroke ahead of Andrew Bonhomme and Aaron Townsend.[5] Draper played as a professional golfer from 2005 to 2008 when a back injury ended his professional career.[6] Although he played tennis left-handed, he played golf right-handed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Out of the crucible
  2. ^ "Mixed doubles champions". AustralianOpen.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  3. ^ Dash from course to court for Draper
  4. ^ Draper and Stosur take out mixed doubles
  5. ^ Scott Draper's dream day
  6. ^ Off course, on to court

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