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Turning back the clock with Aussie tennis player Pat Cash -- Cash established a reputation on the tour as a hard-fighting serve-and-volleyer and for wearing his trademark black-and-white checked headband and his cross earring. The crowning moment of Cash's career came at Wimbledon in 1987. Having already beaten Mats Wilander in the quarter-finals and Jimmy Connors in the semi-finals, Cash defeated the World Number 1, Ivan Lendl, in the final. Cash sealed the 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, Ian Barclay. This started a Wimbledon tradition that has been followed by many other champions at Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments since. He only lost one set during the entire tournament.

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Comment by Steven White on February 16, 2014 at 3:56pm

Ah yes...the frustration. How many times did Lendl throw his racquet into the grass?

Comment by Tim Prapong on February 16, 2014 at 3:41pm
Yeah, I remember the checkered headband and the frustration Lendl had with him. And of course, the climb into the stands!

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