Pat cash in the Wimbledon museum

RDM

Rookie
That's great galain. I met Pat briefly years ago when I was working in security at the Australian Open ('87-'89). He was quite intense back then, but looks like he's pretty mellow these days.
 

galain

Hall of Fame
That's great galain. I met Pat briefly years ago when I was working in security at the Australian Open ('87-'89). He was quite intense back then, but looks like he's pretty mellow these days.
I can imagine! You would have worked the last Kooyong? That would have been an experience. Got to play there once as a guest of a member but only on the clay.

I have to say, I always admired Cash but he was never my favourite player back in the day, but he's really changed my mind. Seems like a very good bloke.
 

RDM

Rookie
I can imagine! You would have worked the last Kooyong? That would have been an experience. Got to play there once as a guest of a member but only on the clay.

I have to say, I always admired Cash but he was never my favourite player back in the day, but he's really changed my mind. Seems like a very good bloke.
Sorry, got my years out by one. Must have been ‘88-‘90, because my first one was also the first one at Flinders Park, as they called it back then.
When I was assigned to check on the corridors surrounding the media and corporate boxes I used to sneak into the box with the guys doing the statistics, who I’d struck up a friendship with, and help them eat the free food they were delivered. On the level above that one, which only security and technical had access to, I would sit on the scaffolding walkway and watch matches from almost directly above, which gave a really unique perspective to what you would normally see. I remember watching Miloslav Mecir from up there and being astonished at how he covered the court. On another occasion I was on Centre Court early in the day, hours before the commencement of play, when Henri Leconte turned up to hit for half an hour with his coach or hitting partner. From ground level, when he really went after one, I struggled to even sight the ball once he’d hit it. He proffered me his racquet as a joke when he hit a bad shot and noticed me watching only metres away on the sideline. Even for an audience of just one he was happy to entertain.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Pat was nearly my idol, and couple years ago i met him at Kremlin Cup where he was coaching Vandeweghe. I had a short talk to him and he presented me his checkered headband and signed it for me. The next day i brought Prince Magnesium Pro Mid from my collection and catch Pat again. He was surprised to see this racquet, hold it for couple minutes looking at it from all sides and then signed it by my request on the handle and on the cover. I was happy that day, but not so much when Pat won Wimbledon in 1987.
 
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galain

Hall of Fame
Pat was nearly my idol, and couple years ago i met him at Kremlin Cup where he was coaching Vandeweghe. I had a short talk to him and he presented me his checkered headband and signed it for me. The next day i brought Prince Magnesium Pro Mid from my collection and catch Pat again. He was surprised to see this racquet, hold it for couple minutes looking at it from all sides and then signed it by my request on the handle and on the cover. I was happy that day, but not so much when Pat won Wimbledon in 1987.
Some players don't seem the slightest bit interested in equipment, but Cashy seemed to really know his stuff in that clip in the museum.

I remember Deuce had managed to get in touch with him to try and buy up his Mag Pro 90's (of which he had none remaining) and Cash, through his agent I think, suggested Deuce try the Prestige Classic instead. A lot of former pros wouldn't have taken the time - I think that speaks a lot about him.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Some players don't seem the slightest bit interested in equipment, but Cashy seemed to really know his stuff in that clip in the museum.

I remember Deuce had managed to get in touch with him to try and buy up his Mag Pro 90's (of which he had none remaining) and Cash, through his agent I think, suggested Deuce try the Prestige Classic instead. A lot of former pros wouldn't have taken the time - I think that speaks a lot about him.
When i had that conversation with Pat i told him that i'm probably his biggest fan in our country, i was born the same date and year (just one month earlier) like him and i had the same haircut those days back. We had quite long talk, took some pictures and i also asked him for possibility to get some more memorable stuff from him. He answered he got some in London and told me to contact his agent. I sent an e-mail but didn't get any response. Maybe i should try once more? But Pat himself was quite good in person and we talked no less than 10 minutes i think.
 
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