Peter McNamara Bio
Peter McNamara was an Australian tennis player and coach.
Peter McNamara Tennis Playing Career
Sad news this morning – Australian tennis great Peter McNamara has died from cancer, aged 64. pic.twitter.com/lrsHNJ40V1
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) July 21, 2019
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.
Very sad news from the tennis world. Peter McNamara just past away. Such a gentleman and always a positive attitude? I had the honor to play with him an exhibition match a few years ago ? pic.twitter.com/aR2rMFSpIk
— Dominique Monami (@DominiqueMonami) July 21, 2019
He is perhaps best remembered for his successful doubles partnership with Paul McNamee, the duo twice winning Wimbledon, in 1980 and 1982 as well as the 1979 Australian Open.
Rest in peace, Peter McNamara.
Among many things, he was an excellent coach. Enjoyed his OCCs with Wang last year. pic.twitter.com/xn8GsDyiXc
— Ashish TV ?? (@Ashish__TV) July 21, 2019
Peter McNamara Tennis Coaching Career
After retiring in 1987, McNamara enjoyed a successful coaching career. He was also the coach of Bulgarian tennis professional Grigor Dimitrov. He later coached Australian tennis professional Matthew Ebden and WTA player Wang Qiang.
He coached Mark Philippoussis, guided Grigor Dimitrov in his formative years and more recently was a coach to Matt Ebden and Wang Qiang.
Such sad news to hear of the passing of Peter McNamara. He was always so funny, friendly and best of all, kind. One of my favourite people I’ve met on tour and will be very much missed by many people. My thoughts are with Petra and the rest of his family.
— Naomi Broady (@NaomiBroady) July 21, 2019
McNamara worked with Wang Qiang until February, helping her reach the world’s top 20 during their four-year union.
Peter McNamara Age
He has died at the age of 64 years.
Peter McNamara Wife
He was married to Petra.
Peter McNamara Family, Children
He has children and grandchildren but the information is private and not available about his children and family.
Peter McNamara Net Worth
McNamara Estimated Networth is $1.5 Million Approx.
Peter McNamara Cause of Death
Sad to hear of the passing of multiple grand slam winning doubles great and Top 10 singles player Peter McNamara at the age of 64. Excellent coach too as he’d shown on the circuit recently with Top 20 player Qiang Wang. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/VTAVCWXIIY
— Gary Kelly (@maxcouch) July 21, 2019
McNamara died on 21 July 2019, from prostate cancer. McNamara got the news from McNamara’s wife Petra who said her husband, who turned 64 a few weeks ago, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night. He had been fighting prostate cancer.
He died peacefully at his home in Germany on Saturday night.
According to a family friend and commentator David Law, McNamara continued to play exhibition matches and coach throughout his illness, with few people ever knowing he was ill.
Peter McNamara was one of the greats, a great person. He gave his all to everything he did, respected life & always had a smile & time for you. He’s someone you wanted to be in the trenches with. He fought in silence and now he can rest peacefully . #RIPMacca
— roger rasheed (@roger_rasheed) July 21, 2019
Peter’s wife Petra said he died peacefully at home in Germany on Saturday night after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. He continued to play exhibition matches and coach throughout his illness with few people ever knowing of his condition.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) July 21, 2019
R.I.P. Peter McNamara ! One of the good guys in tennis !
My condolences to his family
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) July 21, 2019
So sad to wake up & hear the news of Peter McNamara’s passing ? he was always one of the coaches I could sit down with on tour & be able to have a great chat with. Mostly about life & our kids. I will never forgot him telling me to live my life & be happy with who I am #RIPMacca
— Casey Dellacqua OLY (@caseydellacqua) July 21, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Peter McNamara’s age 64 years.
- McNamara died on 21 July 2019
- Birthday July 5 and Born in 1955.
- Birth Sign Cancer.
- Peter McNamara was an Australian tennis player