PLAYER PROFILE

Pat Cash

  • Age55
  • Born27 May 1965
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame2003
“"In retrospect I played really well and just couldn’t pull off the win."”

— Pat Cash, 30 Dec 2017

» Cash among local legends returning to Australian Open

Singles champion
Wimbledon 1987

Davis Cup
1983-90

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

Social round-up: Tournaments back in the spotlight
BACK IN ACTION: Alexei Popyrin competing in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in France.
18 June, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Social round-up: Memories of Roland Garros
Ash Barty in action at Roland Garros in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
28 May, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Pat Cash marks history and friendship at Gallipoli Youth Cup
Pat Cash with Alex Bulte and Anastasia Berezov at the 2019 Gallipoli Youth Cup; Getty Images
25 April, 2019

As co-founder and ambassador Pat Cash marked the Gallipoli Youth Cup in Melbourne ahead of ANZAC Day, he also celebrated the tournament’s values of history and friendship.
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Cash among local legends returning to Australian Open
Pat Cash of Australia plays a volley. GETTY IMAGES
30 December, 2017

Pat Cash and Mats Wilander will celebrate 30 years since their epic 1988 final when they return as part of the field for the Australian Open Legends tournament.
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