Peter McNamara

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Peter McNamara
Peter McNamara 2012.JPG
McNamara during an exhibition game in Paris, in June 2012
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1955-07-05)5 July 1955
Melbourne, Australia
Died20 July 2019(2019-07-20) (aged 64)
Sonthofen, Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1974
Retired1987
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,046,935
Singles
Career record204–133
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 7 (14 March 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1980)
French OpenQF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1981)
US Open3R (1980, 1981)
Doubles
Career record238–116
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 3 (13 December 1982)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1979)
French OpenQF (1981)
WimbledonW (1980, 1982)
US OpenF (1981)

Peter McNamara (5 July 1955 – 20 July 2019[1]) was an 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. McNamara and fellow Australian Paul McNamee won the 1980 and 1982 men's doubles championship at Wimbledon and the Australian Open doubles in 1979.[2] McNamara's highest rank in doubles was No. 3.[3]

After retiring as a player, McNamara coached professionals including Mark Philippoussis, Grigor Dimitrov, Matthew Ebden and Wang Qiang.[2]

McNamara died on 20 July 2019, at the age of 64, from prostate cancer.[3]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1979 Berlin, Germany Clay France Patrice Dominguez 6–4, 6–0, 6–7, 6–2
Loss 1. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay West Germany Ulrich Pinner 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Win 2. 1980 Brussels, Belgium Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–3, 6–0
Loss 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i) United States Vitas Gerulaitis 5–7, 3–6
Win 3. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Win 4. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i) United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 1–6, 5–5 ret.
Loss 3. 1982 Delray Beach, United States Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 4. 1982 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2–6, 2–6
Loss 5. 1982 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain José Higueras 4–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 6. 1982 Venice, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–7, 1–6
Loss 7. 1982 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States John McEnroe 6–7, 5–7
Win 5. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 4–6, 7–6

Doubles (19 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/28/peter-mcnamara-obituary
  2. ^ a b Walton, Dennis (22 July 2019). "Tennis star Peter McNamara dies aged 64". AAP. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Myles, Stephanie (21 July 2019). "Cancer claims Peter McNamara at 64". Tennis.life. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

External links[edit]

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