Three-time Grand Slam doubles winner Peter McNamara dies at 64

McNamara

McNamara

His death at his home in Germany from prostate cancer was confirmed by David Law, a family friend and tennis commentator, on behalf of McNamara's wife Petra.

Former Australian Davis Cup tennis star and Wimbledon doubles champion Peter McNamara has died aged 64, officials said Monday, prompting a flood of tributes.

The global tennis community is mourning the death of former Australian great Peter McNamara.

But he is perhaps best remembered for his successful doubles partnership with Paul McNamee, the duo twice winning Wimbledon, in 1980 and 1982.

The Victorian, who spent the latter stages of his life in Germany, was an immensely popular figure on both the men's and women's tour.

Aussie and global tennis identities were shattered at news of his passing, many unaware of how ill he was.

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McNamara, who reached a career-high No.7 in the world in 1983, beat all-time greats Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl to win two of his five singles titles.

Peter McNamara coached Aussie Matt Ebden.

The Super Macs, as they were known, also won the Australian Open doubles title in 1979. A knee injury effectively ended his playing career at age 28.

The affable Aussie had been a familiar fixture around the circuit, having coached several players - most recently Qiang Wang for four years, until February of this year. She was outside the top 100 when she began working with McNamara.

Peter McNamara in action at the Australian Open.

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