|Pat Cash, Australian Tennis Hall of Famer
Pat Cash burst onto the tennis scene very early in his career. He was ranked the number one junior in the world in 1981 and won both the Wimbledon and US Open junior titles the following year aged 17.
His first great success as a professional came in 1983 when he won the decisive rubber to lift the Davis Cup with Australia. In 1986 he helped Australia repeat the feat, coming back from two sets down in the final rubber to defeat Mikael Pernfors and win the tie for Australia.
Pat secured his first Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon beating World No.1 Ivan Lendl in the final and losing only one set throughout the entire tournament. This victory meant that Pat became only the second player in history to win both the junior and men’s Wimbledon titles. Pat made a total of 5 grand slam finals in his career and amassed a total of 18 singles and doubles titles.