News : Peter McNamara is dead: tennis star died at just 64 years old


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Peter McNamara is dead: tennis star died at just 64 years old


Peter McNamara is dead. Image: AdobeStock / bobex73

Former Australian tennis pro Peter McNamara died at the age of 64. This was announced by a friend of the family on behalf of McNamara's wife Petra. As "one of the good guys in the tennis"Three times Wimbledon winner Boris Becker praised him on Twitter.

Peter McNamara is dead - tennis star with 64 years died of prostate cancer

McNamara was best known as a double specialist alongside his compatriot Paul McNamee. Together they won in 1980 and 1982, among others Wimbledon as well as the 1979 Australian Open. McNamara died as a result of prostate cancer. "Hard to believe that Macca has gone out after 50 years of friendship - a toast to these great contemporaries," his former partner McNamee wrote on Twitter.

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Farewell to the dead Peter McNamara on Twitter

A statement on the death of Peter McNamara was also published on the Wimbledon Twitter account. Peter McNamara, who won two gentlemen's doubles titles at The Championships, reads: "The All England Club is deeply saddened to hear Peter McNamara. In English: "The All England Club is deeply saddened by the death of Peter McNamara, who won two gentlemen's doubles at The Championships, and everyone's thoughts at Wimbledon are with his family and friends."

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