Pat Cash is best remembered by for his trademark black and white chequered headband and on tour established a reputation as a hard-fighting serve and volleyer.
The crowning moment of Cash's career came at Wimbledon in 1987. Having beaten Mats Wilander in the quarter-finals and Jimmy Connors in the semi-finals, Cash moved through to the final where he faced the World No. 1 Ivan Lendl. Cash seized his moment and beat Lendl in straight-sets 7-6, 6-2, 7-5. Cash famously sealed a memorable victory by climbing into the stands and up to the player's box at Centre Court, where he celebrated with his family, girlfriend and coach. In doing so, he started a Wimbledon tradition which has been copied by many other champions in the years that followed.
A series of injuries to his Achilles' tendon, knees and back meant that he was never really able to recapture his best form after his triumphant Wimbledon-winning year in 1987. Cash won a total of 7 singles, 12 doubles titles and two Davis Cups during his career. He reached a career-high world ranking of No. 4.
Since his retirement from the tour, Cash has resided mainly in London. He has coached top players including Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis. And works for the BBC. A father of four, Cash's main passion away from tennis and his family is playing the guitar.
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