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Morning Man Classic: Pat Cash!

Wimbledon 2017 begins tomorrow so we shine the spotlight on the man who won the title 30 years ago: Pat Cash! After his straight sets victory over Ivan Lendl, Cash very dramatically climbed into the stands at the All England Club to hug his parents. No player had done that before but a lot have done it since.

I was watching with some college buddies and still heavily closeted so as Pat climbed into the stands, I had to keep this thought to myself: “Look at those THIGHS!”

The Aussie champion was a real heartthrob during the 80s but the Wimbledon win was his only major title although he did twice reach the finals of the Australian Open only to lose heartbreaking five-set matches to Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander, respectively.

But Pat did lead Australia to two Davis Cup titles. He also won the junior titles at Wimbledon and the US Open.

His best chance at winning the US Open was in 1984 when he had a match point on Ivan Lendl in the fifth set. It looked like he had won the match with a winner but Lendl flicked up a desperation lob that managed to go over Cash’s head and bounce just inside the baseline.

He got his revenge on Lendl three years later though when he beat him in the finals of Wimbledon.

Now 51, Pat keeps busy as a tennis commentator, mostly for the BBC and he’s also a grandfather!

What a sexy grandpa!


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  1. I met him in 1996 at a tournament in Pinehurst NC. He was very friendly ans HOT! I hung out on a side court watching in awe as he put a young Pat Rafter through his paces. I also got to meet Mats Wilander which was a treat. A friend of mine who came to the tournament with me had a played on the junior circui and she also introduced me to Karim Alami from Morocco. He was easy on the eyes, had legs like tree trunks and switched fluently from English to French to Spanish and Arabic.

    I had a fun time :-)

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