Pat Cash

  • Age59
  • 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

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

De Minaur hoping to emulate Aussie greats at Australian Open 2024
Alex de Minaur in action at Australian Open 2024. Picture: Tennis Australia
21 January, 2024

Alex de Minaur is aiming to join a select group of Aussies to progress to an Australian Open men's singles quarterfinal at Melbourne Park.
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Iconic Australian moments recognised by International Tennis Hall of Fame
Evonne Goolagong Cawley presents Ash Barty with her Australian Open 2022 title. Picture: Getty Images
27 April, 2022

Australian fans are being encouraged to vote in an International Tennis Hall of Fame campaign celebrating Iconic Moments in Tennis.
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Vale Craig Miller, an Australian Open junior champion
Craig Miller. Picture: Tennis Australia
13 August, 2021

Craig Miller won the Australian Open 1980 boys' singles and doubles titles, and later became an influential coach.
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Ash Barty in elite company with Australian Open quarterfinal run
Ash Barty during her fourth-round win at Australian Open 2021. Picture: Tennis Australia
17 February, 2021

Ash Barty is creating history at Australian Open 2021 and reaffirming her status as one of Australia's best-performing players over the past four decades.
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