Pat Cash wins Wimbledon, 1987

Title:
Pat Cash wins Wimbledon, 1987
NFSA ID:
802810
Year:
1987
Category:
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Boris Becker may have been the two-time Wimbledon defending champion but it was 22-year-old Pat Cash who won the men's single championship in straight sets against Ivan Lendl, 7-6; 6-2; 7-5.

Cash was a perennial presence in the Australian Davis Cup team throughout the 1980s but his Wimbledon victory was his only Grand Slam title.

This media segment from Seven Nightly News is a good example of tightly constructed editing. Interspersed with footage of the match itself are interviews with the players and reactions by family members and even Prime Minister Bob Hawke. It gives a complete picture of a moment in time.

Broadcaster:
Seven Network