Former Australian tennis star Peter McNamara dies
SYDNEY (Agencies): Former Australian Davis Cup tennis star and Wimbledon doubles champion Peter McNamara has died aged 64, officials said Monday, prompting a flood of tributes. McNamara, a popular figure on the men’s and women’s tours, reportedly succumbed to prostate cancer.
“We are all so sad to hear of the passing of Peter McNamara, a much-loved and respected member of our tennis family,” Tennis Australia said. “His contribution to the sport as a player, coach and mentor will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.” McNamara reached a career-high world number seven in singles, winning five titles, but was perhaps best known for his doubles partnership alongside fellow Australian Paul McNamee. The duo twice won Wimbledon, in 1980