Pat Cash is an Australian Tennis Legend.
Born in Melbourne in May 1965, Pat Cash was a hard-fighting serve and volleyer.
He turned pro in 1982 and reached his highest ranking of world number four in 1988.
Pat was a popular winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1987, famously climbing through the seats on Centre Court to embrace his family after beating Ivan Lendl in straight sets.
Earlier that year, he lost a tough five-setter to Stefan Edberg in the final of the Australian Open.
In 1984, he became the youngest player to compete in The Davis Cup Final, helping Australia to defeat Sweden 3-2
Unfortunately, persistent serious injuries eventually brought his career to an end at the highest level.
Pat made a total of 5 Grand Slam finals in his career and amassed a total of 18 Singles and Doubles titles.
He coached British player Greg Rusedski until 2000 for a brief spell and has also coached fellow Aussie Mark Philipoussis.
Cash was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame at the 2003 Australian Open, becoming the youngest ever inductee.
Pat Cash has commentated on major tennis tournaments for the BBC and Eurosport.