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Scott Draper
Nickname(s) Scotty
Country  Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Australia
Date of birth 5 June 1974 (1974-06-05) (age 35)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Turned pro 1993
Plays Left-handed
Career prize money $1,594,598
Singles
Career record 107–129
Career titles 1
Highest ranking 42 (10 May 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3r (1997)
French Open 4r (1995–96)
Wimbledon 2r (1998, 2002–03)
US Open 4r (1997)
Doubles
Career record 26–47
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 132 (12 February 1996)
Last updated on: 2007.

Scott Dennis Draper (born 5 June 1974) is an Australian tennis player and golfer.

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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

Draper became a tennis professional in 1993, reaching a career high rank of 42 in the ATP Singles during October 1998. Prior to this, he was ranked No. 5 in the junior double rankings (1992), after winning the Wimbledon Junior Doubles title. He played doubles with his brother, Mark Draper, reaching a high rank of 132. 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.

He was Lleyton Hewitt's coach during the Australian Open.

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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 Japan Nagoya Hard Japan Shuzo Matsuoka 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
2. 1998 England Queen's Club Grass Italy Laurence Tieleman 7–6, 6–4
3. 2002 United States Lexington Hard United States Paul Goldstein 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
4. 2002 United States Binghamton Hard Australia Peter Luczak 7–6, 6–4
5. 2002 United States Fresno Hard United States Justin Gimelstob 6–1, 6–7, 6–1

Golf career

Draper also plays golf professionally, putting him in that rarest category of athlete who has managed to play more than one professional sport. On 11 February 2007, Scott won the New South Wales PGA Championship on the Von Nida Tour, giving him his first professional golf title.[2]

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