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Sunday, 11 June, 2000, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
Pat Cash

A forthright summariser for BBC TV, Pat Cash was a popular winner of 1987 Wimbledon Men's Singles title.

His famous climb through the seats on Centre Court to embrace his family after beating Ivan Lendl in straight sets remains one of the Championships' most enduring images.

Earlier that year, he had lost a tough five-setter to Stefan Edberg in the final of the Australian Open.

Born in Melbourne in May 1965, Pat turned pro in 1982 and reached his highest ranking of world No 4 in 1988.

In 1984, he became the youngest player to compete in the Davis Cup Final, helping Australia to defeat Sweden 3-2.

Persistent injuries eventually ended his career at the highest level, but Pat remains a regular on the international circuit.

In recent years, the father-of-four has coached fellow Aussie Mark Philipoussis, and he is also kept busy by his media work and various business interests.

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