Former ATP Star and Coach Peter McNamara Passes Away at 64
Former ATP World No.7 and two-time major doubles champion Peter McNamara has passed away, he was 64. McNamara, a Melbourne, Australia native, most recently coached China’s Wang Qiang before stepping away from his duties due to health reasons in February. He passed away peacefully at his home in Germany after a long bout with Prostate cancer.
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As a player, McNamara reached No. 7 in the world in singles.
In 1983 and won five singles titles as well as 19 doubles titles.He won six of those in 1979, and another six in 1983.
Most often, he was paired with another Aussie “Mac”, Paul McNamee, with whom he won 14 of those titles.
Two of them were majors: the duo won the Wimbledon men’s doubles title in 1980 and 1982.
His career-high ranking in doubles was No. 3. He also represented Australia in 10 Davis Cup ties between 1980 and 1986. After his playing career ended McNamara would coach ATP stars Grigor Dimitrov and Matthew Ebden as well as WTA star Wang Qiang.