Mark Draper (tennis)

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Mark Draper
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1971-02-11) 11 February 1971 (age 45)
Brisbane, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1989
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $91,212
Career record 1–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 152 (14 Sep 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 2R (1998)
Career record 3–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 215 (15 Apr 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2000)

Mark Draper (born 11 February 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Draper competed in the singles draw of three Grand Slams.[2] He lost his opening match at both of his Australian Open appearances, to Nicolas Kiefer in 1998 and Mark Woodforde in 1999.[2] However, in the 1998 Wimbledon Championships, Draper recorded a win over fourth seed Greg Rusedski.[2] Draper had lost the first set of the match but won the second and was a break up in the third when rain intervened.[2] When they returned the following day, Rusedski, who had been playing with an ankle injury from two weeks prior, was forced to withdraw.[3] The Australian was defeated by Todd Martin in the second round.[2]

He is the elder brother of fellow tennis professional Scott Draper and the pair reached the doubles quarter-finals at the 1995 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.[2] In the round of 16 they scored an upset win over two time Wimbledon finalists Grant Connell and Patrick Galbraith.[2] The brothers were given a wildcard entry in the 2000 Australian Open and they made it into the second round, with a win over South Americans Jaime Oncins and Daniel Orsanic.[2]