MELBOURNE – At age 64, former Australian tennis player Peter McNamara died. The triple Grand Slam Champion finished in his home in Germany after the fight against prostate cancer.
McNamara won all three wins with his compatriot Paul McName for the first time in Australian Open in 1979 and two more wins in Wimbledon (1980, 1982). McNamar also went well in the singles competition, winning five tournaments, and ATP was in seventh place.
At Grand Slam he was the highest at home in 1980, he was in the Australian Opena semi-finals at Wimbledon and at Roland Garros was once in the quarterfinals. His career ended at age 28 because of knee injury. Later he worked as a successful coach in collaboration with Mark Philippoussis, Grigor Dimitrov and Chinese Wang Chiang.
"It is hard to believe that after 50 years of friendship" Macca "went … you lived your life to a full extent and we will miss a friend" McNamee wrote on the social network. Informed AP.