Peter McNamara Bio: He was a famous Australian tennis player and coach. McNamara won five singles titles and nineteen doubles titles in his career.
A right-hander, McNamara reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 14 March 1983 when he became world No. 7.
Peter McNamara Bio
|Wiki / Biography|
|Birth Date||5 July 1955|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
|Death Date||21 July 2019|
|Profession||Tennis player and coach|
|Education||Marcellin College, Bulleen|
|Prize money||1.047 million USD|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
McNamara was born on 5 July 1955 and died on 21 July 2019. He has died at the age of 64.
Peter McNamara was a famous Australian tennis player and coach. He was also the former coach of Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov.
He later coached Australian tennis professional Matthew Ebden and WTA player Wang Qiang.
As a Tennis player, He reached No. 7 in the world in singles in 1983 and won five singles titles and 19 doubles titles.
He won six of those in 1979, and another six in 1983. He was paired with another Aussie “Mac”, Paul McNamee, with whom he won 14 of those titles.
Two of them were majors: the duo won the Wimbledon men’s doubles title in 1980 and 1982.
McNamara’s career-high ranking in doubles was No. 3. He also represented Australia in 10 Davis Cup ties between 1980 and 1986.
Death and Cause
McNamara got the news from McNamara’s wife Petra who said her husband, who turned 64 a few weeks ago, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night. He had been fighting prostate cancer.
Very sad news received today.
Peter McNamara, former Top 10 singles tennis player and multiple Grand Slam doubles champions, has died at the age of 64.
As a player he was best known for his doubles partnership with compatriot Paul McNamee.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) July 21, 2019
Such sad news to hear of the passing of Peter McNamara. He was always so funny, friendly and best of all, kind. One of my favourite people I’ve met on tour and will be very much missed by many people. My thoughts are with Petra and the rest of his family.
— Naomi Broady (@NaomiBroady) July 21, 2019