Peter Doohan

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Peter Doohan
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Nelson Bay, Australia
Born (1961-05-02) 2 May 1961 (age 55)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $446,667
Career record 51–83
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 43 (3 August 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 1R (1986)
Wimbledon 4R (1987)
US Open 2R (1984)
Career record 142–106
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 15 (9 February 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1987)
French Open 2R (1989)
Wimbledon SF (1984, 1988)
US Open 3R (1988, 1990)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1989)
Wimbledon SF (1989)

Peter Doohan (born 2 May 1961) 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.[1][2][3]

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.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1987 Australian Open Grass Australia Laurie Warder Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
4–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)


  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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