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Tennis legend Pat Rafter complains his female fans are getting older

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Australian tennis legend Pat Rafter has allegedly complained to his close friend Dave Hughes ‘he no longer attracts younger women’.

On Tuesday, 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin co-host Dave, 53, read out a recent text message exchange he shared with his close friend Pat, 51.

Hughesy jokingly told Pat he should start an adult subscription content page, suggesting the money he made from it would help the former sports star fund an extension for his large Byron Bay mansion.

However, Pat immediately knocked back the suggestion and said he no longer attracted the younger fans who would subscribe to such a service. 

‘Problem is my demographic are dying off. A rather attractive young woman approached me. She proceeded to escort me to her grandmother, who was a fan of me back in the day,’ Pat responded. 

Australian tennis legend Pat Rafter has allegedly complained to his close friend Dave Hughes ‘he no longer attracts young women’

Hughesy then cheekily said that ‘boomers’ are a demographic with a high disposable income and so it would likely become a profitable business venture for Pat. 

Pat is widely considered one of Australia’s most successful tennis stars.

He was once voted People’s Sexiest Athlete Alive, the same year he rose to stardom after his first US Open win in 1997.

On Tuesday, 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin co-host Dave, 53, read out a recent text message exchange he shared with his close friend Pat, 51. Hughesy jokingly told Pat he should start an adult subscription content page, suggesting the money he made from it would help the former sports star fund an extension for his large Byron Bay mansion

The former world number one tennis player now opts for a quieter life out of the public eye with his family in Byron Bay.

Pat married his longtime partner Lara Rafter, a former model in 2004 – The couple share son Joshua, who recently turned 21.

The tennis star was a hugely popular sex symbol in the late nineties and he proved he had the ability to match it on the court.

However, Pat (pictured here at the height of his fame in 1998) immediately knocked back the suggestion and said he no longer attracted the younger fans who would subscribe to such a service

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Since retiring, Pat went on to become an underwear model for Bonds, a brand ambassador for the Mantra Group of hotels and a successful businessman.

He was named Australian of the Year in 2002 – three years after winning the Davis Cup for his country.

After an impressive career, Pat was inducted into the tennis hall of fame in 2006.

His greatest accomplishments came at the US Open, where he won back to back titles in 1997 and 1998, propelling him to world no. 1 status in 1999.

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