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Paul McNamee

Paul McNamee (born 12 November 1954, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a retired Australian tennis player and prominent sports administrator.

Tennis career

He who won two singles and twenty-four doubles titles during his professional career. A righthander, McNamee reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on May 12, 1986 when he became the world number 24. McNamee reached his highest doubles ATP-ranking on June 8, 1981 when he became the world number 1. McNamee won 24 men's doubles titles including four Grand Slam doubles titles in his career. He won the 1979 Australian Open and the 1980 and 1982 Wimbledon Championships with Peter McNamara and the 1983 Australian Open with Mark Edmondson.

McNamee was also a member of the Australian Davis Cup Team which won the Davis Cup in 1983 and 1986.

In 1987, McNamee became Melbourne's last officially crowned King of Moomba, subsequently a Moomba Monarch was selected (male Monarchs were popularly, but unofficially, still called King of Moomba).

Sports administrator

McNamee played a key role in the founding of the Hopman Cup international tennis tournament in 1988. He served as Tournament Director of the Hopman Cup and CEO of the Australian Open until 2006.

From 2006 to 2008 he was the Tournament Director of the Australian Golf Open. He also served as the CEO of the Melbourne Football Club from March to July 2008.

ATP Tour

Singles titles (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Stan Smith 6–4, 6–3
2. 1982 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 6–3

Singles runner-ups (5)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1980 Palermo, Italy Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–4, 6–0, 6–0
2. 1983 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay Ivan Lendl 6–2, 6–0, 6–3
3. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Pat Cash 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
4. 1986 Nice, France Clay Emilio Sánchez 6–1, 6–3
5. 1986 St. Vincent, Italy Clay Simone Colombo 2–6, 6–3, 7–6

Doubles titles (23)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1979 Nice, France Clay Peter McNamara Pavel Slozil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
2. 1979 Cairo, Egypt Clay Peter McNamara Anand Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
7–5, 6–4
3. 1979 Palermo, Italy Clay Peter McNamara Ismail El Shafei
John Feaver
7–5, 7–6
4. 1979 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Peter McNamara Steve Docherty
John Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–3
5. 1979 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Peter McNamara Cliff Letcher
Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–2
6. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Paul Kronk Steve Docherty
John James
6–4, 7–5
7. 1980 Houston, U.S. Clay Peter McNamara Marty Riessen
Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–4
8. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass Peter McNamara Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
9. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Heinz Günthardt Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
10. 1980 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Peter McNamara Vitas Gerulaitis
Brian Gottfried
6–2, 6–4
11. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Peter McNamara Victor Amaya
Hank Pfister
6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
12. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Peter McNamara Mark Edmondson
Mike Estep
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
13. 1981 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Peter McNamara Hank Pfister
John Sadri
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
14. 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Peter McNamara Mark Edmondson
Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
15. 1982 Bournemouth, England Clay Buster Mottram Henri Leconte
Ilie Năstase
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
16. 1982 Wimbledon, London Grass Peter McNamara Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–3, 6–2
17. 1983 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Peter McNamara Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
18. 1983 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Brian Gottfried Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
6–4, 6–3
19. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Pat Cash Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
7–6, 7–6
20. 1983 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Mark Edmondson Steve Denton
Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–6
21. 1984 Houston, U.S. Clay Pat Cash David Dowlen
Nduka Odizor
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
22. 1984 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay Pat Cash Chris Lewis
Wally Masur
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
23. 1984 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Pat Cash Bernard Mitton
Butch Walts
6–4, 6–3

Doubles runner-ups (15)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay Henry Bunis Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
2. 1980 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Peter McNamara Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–2
3. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Sherwood Stewart Rod Frawley
Geoff Masters
6–2, 4–6, 11–9
4. 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet Steve Denton Balázs Taróczy
Butch Walts
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
5. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Heinz Günthardt Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
6. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Peter McNamara Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
7–5, 6–4
7. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay Peter McNamara Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
8. 1982 Nice, France Clay Balázs Taróczy Henri Leconte
Yannick Noah
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
9. 1983 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay Ferdi Taygan Mark Dickson
Cassio Motta
6–2, 1–6, 6–4
10. 1984 Wimbledon, London Grass Pat Cash Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
11. 1984 Hong Kong Hard Mark Edmondson Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
12. 1985 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis Pavel Slozil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–4
13. 1985 Boston, U.S. Clay Peter McNamara Libor Pimek
Slobodan Živojinović
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
14. 1986 Fort Myers, U.S. Hard Peter Doohan Andrés Gómez
Ivan Lendl
7–5, 6–4
15. 1986 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Peter McNamara Boris Becker
John Fitzgerald
6–4, 7–6

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