EXCLUSIVE: Pat Rafter, 50, spends quality time with daughter India, 18, in rare public sighting of the tennis legend
He spent decades in the spotlight as one of Australia’s most successful tennis stars.
But Pat Rafter has taken on a lower profile in recent years, instead enjoying family time with wife Lara and the couple’s two children.
However the 50-year-old recently made a rare public outing, with the two-time US Open winner spotted at The Calile Hotel on Monday.
In photos exclusively obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Rafter chatted with his 18-year-old daughter India at the Brisbane celebrity hotspot.
Pat stood in the hotel lobby while India sat on a couch, with the teenager sporting a foot injury and wearing a moon boot.
Pat Rafter has taken on a lower profile in recent years, instead enjoying family time with wife Lara and the couple’s two children. Pictured with daughter India
In photos exclusively obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Rafter chatted with his 18-year-old daughter India at the Brisbane celebrity hotspot
Rafter sported a salt-and-pepper beard and a tight black T-shirt showed he still maintains an athletic physique
Her retired athlete father sported a salt-and-pepper beard and a tight black T-shirt showed he still maintains an athletic physique.
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 also share son Joshua, who recently turned 21 earlier in the month.
India later shared photos from the hotel’s in-house restaurant Helenika to her Instagram
Rafter was a hugely popular sex symbol in the late nineties and he proved he had the ability to match it on the court.
Since retiring, Rafter 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.
Lara (pictured) married Pat in 2004, the couple share Joshua, 21 and India, 18
Lara Rafter is seen with her children Joshua and India at the official launch of the Pat Rafter Arena at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Brisbane on January 2, 2009
Patrick Rafter of Australia kisses the trophy after his victory over Mark Philippoussis of Australia at the US Open
After an impressive career, he 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.
Rafter was once voted People’s Sexiest Athlete Alive, the same year he rose to stardom after his first US Open win in 1997.
India pictured here in a recent social media post