- Born27 May 1965
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- 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
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
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.
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.
Australian Wimbledon champion Pat Cash is among the Class of 2018 nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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.