Pat Cash

  • Age51
  • Born27 May 1965
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2003
“John’s a tough competitor, we all know he hates to lose and while it should be a lot of fun out on court, we’ll both be playing to win.”

— Pat Cash, 1 Nov 2015

» We’re serious: McEnroe and Cash join Brisbane line-up

Singles champion
Wimbledon 1987

Davis Cup

Pat Cash’s greatest tennis achievement was winning the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 1987. After defeating world No.1 Ivan Lendl in straight sets, he climbed into the stands to celebrate with his family and coach. This practice has now almost become de rigueur among Wimbledon winners. Cash twice made the final of the Australian Open – in 1987 and 1988 – but lost five-setters on both occasions, to Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander respectively. The Australian was a renowned serve-and-volleyer whose game flourished on grass. A regular Davis Cup representative for Australia, he was part of Australia’s winning teams at Kooyong in 1983 and 1986. Cash first represented Australia as a 17-year-old and finished with a 31-10 Davis Cup record over eight years.

Pat Cash in the news

Legends react to postage stamp honour
Australian tennis legends (L-R) Neale Fraser, John Newcombe, Patrick Rafter, Pat Cash, Ashley Cooper, Fred Stolle, Ken Rosewall, Tony Roche and Frank Sedgman pose after being honoured on a postage stamp as recipients of the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award; Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
10 February, 2016

The group of 11 Australian tennis legends who received the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award were thrilled with the honour of appearing on their own postage stamp.
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Aussie tennis legends immortalised on stamps
Ken Rosewall. Tennis Australia
10 February, 2016

Eleven Australian tennis legends will appear on their own postage stamp after becoming recipients of the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award.
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Wilander, Navratilova and Sanchez Vicario headed to Sydney
(L-R) Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Mats Wilander and Martina Navratilova
30 December, 2015

Following the withdrawal of John McEnroe due to injury, tennis legends Mats Wilander, Martina Navratilova and Aranxta Sanchez Vicario are headed to Sydney.
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Brisbane: Ivanisevic in for injured McEnroe
Goran Ivanisevic in IPTL action in Singapore, December 2015; Getty Images
30 December, 2015

The inaugural FAST4 legends showdown at Brisbane International 2016 will now pit Pat Cash against Goran Ivanisevic.
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