Pat Cash

Pat Cash ( born May 27, 1965 in Melbourne ) is an Australian former tennis player.


From early foreseeable that Pat Cash would become a great tennis player. In 1981, he led the youth rankings, 1982, he won the junior competitions in the Grand Slam tournaments at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

1982 Cash turned pro and won as a 17- year-old in his debut season equal to the home tournament in Melbourne. Already in the following year he was nominated for the Australian Davis Cup team that reached the final in 1983. Cash had with his victory against Joakim Nyström significant part in the 3-2 win over Sweden. The Australian is still the youngest player, who played a Davis Cup final and there won a match.

In 1984 he reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon and in each case at the U.S. Open. But Cash was not only a good single player, in 1984 and 1985, he reached the doubles final at Wimbledon respectively.

1986 Pat Cash won with Australia again the Davis Cup again was defeated Sweden 3-2.

In 1987 he reached the final of the Australian Open, he lost to Stefan Edberg in a thrilling five- set thriller. It was the last match, which was played at the Australian Open on grass.

The greatest success for the Serve and volley player but was the undisputed triumph in the men's singles at Wimbledon in 1987, surprisingly failed as the defending champion Boris Becker in the second round. Cash defeated in the semifinals while veteran Jimmy Connors and in the final, the then number 1, Ivan Lendl.

The following year, he reached the final, which he compared a Swede, namely Mats Wilander lost again at the Australian Open for the second time. 1990 Cash in turn reached the Davis Cup final, this time defeated Australia but with 2:3 against the team of the United States.

In his home they had hoped for a long time that Pat Cash could continue the tradition of great Australian tennis players like Roy Emerson and Rod Laver. But only because of his many injuries, he could never follow in their footsteps.

End of career

Next to the tennis sport music was the great passion of Pat Cash. He now runs a tennis school, and he also occasionally operated as a co- commentator. For attention he made afterwards as saying that Federer would never win Wimbledon. On January 4, 2006 Pat Cash joined together with the Indians Karan Rastogi in the tournament in Chennai (India) for a one-time comeback in the doubles competition at. The two lost to the German Alexander Waske double and Rainer Schuettler 2:6, 2:6.

In the Medenspielsaison 2006 cash for the TC BW Issum was in the men's 40 - team in action. His only game in the Lower Rhine League, he won 6-0, 6-1.

Performance at Grand Slam tournaments

Tournament Win ( 1)

Finals ( 2)

Other individual titles (6 )

Doubles titles (12 )