2 May 1961 |
Newcastle, New South Wales
|Height||6'3" (190 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (3 August 1987)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1987)|
|French Open||1R (1986)|
|US Open||2R (1984)|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (9 February 1987)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1987)|
|French Open||2R (1989)|
|US Open||3R (1988, 1990)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1989)|
Peter Doohan (born 2 May 1961 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is a former tennis player from Australia, who won one singles title (1984, Adelaide) and five doubles titles during his career. The right-hander reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 43 in August 1987. He currently resides in Nelson Bay, Australia.
He is best known for unexpectedly ousting two-time defending champion and top-seeded Boris Becker from the second round of Wimbledon in 1987, earning himself the nickname "The Becker Wrecker" at home in Australia.
Doohan played collegiately in the US with the University of Arkansas, where he won the NCAA doubles title in 1982. He also coached high tennis at Donoho High School in Anniston, Alabama, for several years in the mid-1990s.
- "Becker Is Upset at Wimbledon by Unseeded Australian". New York Times. 27 June 1987. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- Warren, Dan (23 June 2003). "BBC SPORT , Tennis , Wimbledon 2003 , Wimbledon's greatest shocks". BBC News. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- You can quote me on that: greatest ... – Google Books. Google Books. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
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