Pat Cash

  • Age54
  • 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

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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Cash headlines Hall of Fame nominations
Pat Cash competes at Wimbledon; Getty Images
6 September, 2017

Australian Wimbledon champion Pat Cash is among the Class of 2018 nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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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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