- Born27 May 1965
- Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
- 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
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
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.
Eleven Australian tennis legends will appear on their own postage stamp after becoming recipients of the 2016 Australia Post Legends Award.
Following the withdrawal of John McEnroe due to injury, tennis legends Mats Wilander, Martina Navratilova and Aranxta Sanchez Vicario are headed to Sydney.
The inaugural FAST4 legends showdown at Brisbane International 2016 will now pit Pat Cash against Goran Ivanisevic.