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Men's Tennis: 5 best Australian Open finals

Arjun
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#4 Mats Wilander vs Pat Cash (1998)

1988 Australian Open champion Mats Wilander
1988 Australian Open champion Mats Wilander

Local boy and crowd favorite Pat Cash's match-up against Mats Wilander in the 1988 Australian Open men's final was heavily anticipated. The match was an absolute treat for tennis fans, with the duo slugging it out for four hours and 28 minutes before Wilander finally emerged victorious, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-1, 8-6. Mats Wilander was cruising after winning the first set and leading by 4-1 in the second set, when the skies opened up. The rain break provided Pat Cash an opportunity to recharge his batteries and come out all guns blazing. However, a second rain delay the third set played to Wilander's advantage. It was edge of the seat stuff in the 5th set as 3rd seed Mats Wilander kept his cool despite every one of his unforced errors being cheered vociferously by a raucous Australian crowd.

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