Wimbledon Champ Seems at Home in Newport With His Surfer Looks
He may not be holding court with the media (“absolutely no one-on-one interviews,” say his managers), but 1987 Wimbledon men’s singles champ Pat Cash--in Newport Beach for this weekend’s Hartmarx tourney--tells loads about himself by his dress and cuisine choices.
A spike-haired Cash, 22, was seen at the Newporter Resort this week sporting striped baggy pants, t-shirt, thongs, diamond earring and gold necklace, looking, one local noted, “like a California surfer--like he’d just stepped off Balboa Island instead of a plane from Australia.”
In fact, Newport Beach is one of Cash’s favorite spots, says his doubles partner John Fitzgerald, 26, of Newport Beach (Cash beat Fitzgerald to win last year’s Hartmarx at the John Wayne Tennis Club). “And he’s casual when he’s here. We don’t go out. He just comes over to my condo and has a little pasta. He loves pasta.”
Room service has it that the Aussie tennis pro starts his G’daay with a cereal grain bar and a tumbler of orange juice. Also on the tab: fruit salad and a chicken tostada. How Balboa can you get?