Popular Tennis Player Pat Cash
Pat Cash, a former tennis player hailing from Australia, best known for winning the Wimbledon in 1987. He caught everyone’s eye as junior player where he topped the world ranking in 1981 and bagged the Wimbledon and US Open in 1982. He turned pro in 1982.
Cash had a hard fighting serve and volley playing style.
He also has the honor of becoming the youngest player ever to play in a Davis Cup final in 1983.
The following year in 1984, he reached the semi finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open.
Australia won the Davis Cup in 1986 over Sweden, courtesy of Pat Cash decisive play against Mikael Pernfors.
Cash reached the final of Australian Open in 1987 but lost to Stefan Edberg in five sets.
Pat Cash enormous strength as a player paid off when the golden moment of his career reached him. This moment was his Wimbledon win in 1987. He beat the likes of Mats WIlanders and Jimmy Connors in the quarter final and semi final to setup a final against the then world no. 1 Ivan Lendl. His form at the tournament can be fathomed by the fact that he lost only one set during the entire tournament.
Cash has 12 titles to his name. His career best ranking has been No. 4 seed. His win loss record currently stands at 174-110. Cash retired from tour in 1996 after claiming a doubles title at Pinehurst with Patrick Rafter. He still continues to play the legends tour of Wimbledon, ATP and Champions Cup.