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Peter McNamara (born 5 July 1955) is an Australian retired tennis player and current professional coach.

Peter McNamara
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Country (sports) Australia
Born (1955-07-05) 5 July 1955 (age 63)
Melbourne, Australia
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)

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. He is also the former coach of Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov.[1] He currently coaches Australian tennis professional Matthew Ebden and WTA player Wang Qiang.

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Career finalsEdit

Singles (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

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

Doubles (19 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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