Peter McNamara

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Peter McNamara
Peter McNamara 2012.JPG
Country  Australia
Born (1955-07-05) 5 July 1955 (age 59)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1974
Retired 1987
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,046,935
Singles
Career record 204-133
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 7 (14 March 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1980)
French Open QF (1982)
Wimbledon QF (1981)
US Open 3R (1980, 1981)
Doubles
Career record 238-116
Career titles 19
Highest ranking No. 3 (13 December 1982)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1979)
French Open QF (1981)
Wimbledon W (1980, 1982)
US Open F (1981)
Last updated on: 12 May 2012.

Peter McNamara (born 5 July 1955, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a retired Australian tennis player.

He won five singles and nineteen doubles titles during his professional career. A right-hander, McNamara reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 14 March 1983 when he became World No. 7. He is also the former coach of Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov.[1] He currently coaches Australian tennis professional Matthew Ebden.

Singles titles (5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1979 Berlin, Germany Clay France Patrice Dominguez 6–4, 6–0, 6–7, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay West Germany Ulrich Pinner 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 1980 Brussels, Belgium Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 1–6, 5–5 DEF.
Runner-up 3. 1982 Delray Beach WCT, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 1982 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1982 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain José Higueras 6–4, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1982 Venice, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1982 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–7, 5–7
Winner 5. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 4–6, 7–6

Doubles titles (19)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney Grass Australia Chris Kachel Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1979 Nice, France Clay Australia Paul McNamee Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1979 Cairo, Egypt Clay Australia Paul McNamee India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 1979 Brussels, Belgium Clay United States Billy Martin Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 4. 1979 Palermo, Italy Clay Australia Paul McNamee Egypt Ismail El Shafei
United Kingdom John Feaver
7–5, 7–6
Winner 5. 1979 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney Grass Australia Paul McNamee Australia Steve Docherty
Australia John Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1979 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Paul McNamee Australia Cliff Letcher
Australia Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 1980 Houston, United States Clay Australia Paul McNamee United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1980 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Paul McNamee United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 7–5, 2–6
Winner 8. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay United Kingdom John Feaver Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1980 Sydney Outdoor, Sydney Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Brian Gottfried
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Paul McNamee Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
5–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Australia Paul McNamee United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Paul McNamee Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 11. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Australia Paul McNamee Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Mike Estep
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 12. 1981 North Conway, U.S. Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1981 U.S. Open, New York Hard Switzerland Heinz Günthardt United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
DEF
Winner 13. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 14. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet Australia Paul Kronk United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 1981 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Hank Pfister
United States John Sadri
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 16. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Winner 17. 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Australia Paul McNamee Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1982 Houston, U.S. Clay Australia Mark Edmondson South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5–7, 4–6
Winner 18. 1982 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1982 São Paulo, Brazil Clay United States Ferdi Taygan Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
3–6, 1–6
Winner 19. 1983 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Australia Paul McNamee United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1985 Boston, U.S. Clay Australia Paul McNamee Belgium Libor Pimek
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1986 Sydney Indoor, Sydney Hard (i) Australia Paul McNamee West Germany Boris Becker
Australia John Fitzgerald
4–6, 6–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grigor Dimitrov with New Coach in 2012". Retrieved 6 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Ivan Lendl
ATP Most Improved Player
1982
Succeeded by
Jimmy Arias