Peter Doohan

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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 singles ATP-ranking on 3 August 1987, when he became the number 43 of the world. He currently resides in Nelson Bay, Australia.

He is best known for shockingly 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.[1][2][3]

Doohan played collegiately in the US with the University of Arkansas, where he won the NCAA doubles title in 1982.

Doohan coached high tennis at Donoho High School in Anniston, Alabama, for several years in the mid-1990s.

Singles Record (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)|:

51 – 83

Singles Titles:


Doubles Record (Grand Slam, ATP Tour, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)|:

142 – 107

Doubles Titles:


Prize Money:

446,667 USD


  1. ^ "Becker Is Upset at Wimbledon by Unseeded Australian". New York Times. 27 June 1987. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Warren, Dan (23 June 2003). "BBC SPORT , Tennis , Wimbledon 2003 , Wimbledon's greatest shocks". BBC News. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ You can quote me on that: greatest ... – Google Books. Google Books. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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