General Paul Francis
McNamee
Male
Australia
1954-11-12
Melbourne, Vic, Australia


About

n his hometown, McNamee won the Boys' Singles tournament at the 1973 Australian Open.
McNamee is the only player to switch a grip as a professional, changing from a one-handed backhand to two-handed in 1979. He won two singles and twenty-three doubles titles during his professional career. A right-hander, he reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on May 12, 1986 when he became the World No. 24. McNamee reached his highest doubles ATP-ranking on 8 June 1981 when he became the World No. 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. He won the Mixed Doubles title in Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova in 1985.

When John McEnroe won Wimbledon in 1984, McNamee was the only player to take a set off McEnroe throughout the entire championship when he won the third set of their first round match.

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

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 for Golf Australia of the Australian Golf Open. He also served as the CEO of the Melbourne Football Club from March to July 2008.

In late 2008, it was revealed that McNamee has joined the push for Australia to field a cycling team at the Tour de France – with support from Cadel Evans as a consultant for Australian Road Cycling, a Melbourne-based consortium.



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Archive statistics 1972 - 1988
9
560
317


Tournament wins 1985 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1982 - Bari Challenger (Open)
1982 - WCT - Baltimore (WCT Circuit)
1980 - Palm Harbor (Grand Prix Circuit)
1979 - Guadalajara Open (Open)
1977 - United States 4 Satellite - Leg 5 (Open)
1977 - United States 4 Satellite - Leg 6 (Open)
1976 - British Columbia Championship (Open)
1975 - South West Districts VIC ()


Tournaments Australian Open - 1988 Australian Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1987 Roland Garros - 1987 US Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1986 US Open - 1986 Wimbledon - 1985 Roland Garros - 1985 US Open - 1985 Queens Club Tournament - 1985 River Oaks Tournament - 1985 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1985 Milano Indoors - 1985 Brussels Indoor - 1985 Indian Wells - Qualifying - 1985 WCT - Houston - Qualifying - 1985 Australian Open - 1984 Wimbledon - 1984 Monte Carlo - 1984 Roland Garros - 1984 US Open - 1984 Canadian International Championships - 1984 Pacific Coast Championship - 1984 Cincinnati - 1984 Queens Club Tournament - 1984 Italian International Championships - 1984 River Oaks Tournament - 1984 German International Championships - 1984 Kent Championships - 1984 Aix-en-Provence - 1984 Hong Kong Open - 1984 Australian Indoors - 1984 World Team Cup - 1984 Melbourne Indoor - 1984 Australian Open - 1983 Wimbledon - 1983 South Australian Championships - 1983 Monte Carlo - 1983 Roland Garros - 1983 US Open - 1983 New South Wales Championships - 1983 Canadian International Championships - 1983 Queens Club Tournament - 1983 Italian International Championships - 1983 US International Indoor Championships - 1983 River Oaks Tournament - 1983 Brisbane International - 1983 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1983 Championships of Stuttgart - 1983 Dallas Open - 1983 Philadelphia Indoors - 1983 Milano Indoors - 1983 WCT Finals - 1983 South Orange Open - 1983 WCT - Munich - 1983 Australian Indoors - 1983 WCT - Forest Hills - 1983 Stowe - 1983 WCT - Winter Finals - 1983 WCT - Spring Finals - 1983 Adelaide Rio Challenge - 1983 Australian Open - 1982 Wimbledon - 1982 Monte Carlo - 1982 New South Wales Championships - 1982 Nice - 1982 Queens Club Tournament - 1982 British Hard Court Championships - 1982 Kent Championships - 1982 West of England Championships - 1982 Delray Beach - 1982 Washington Open - 1982 Australian Indoors - 1982 North Conway - 1982 WCT - Mexico City - 1982 World Team Cup - 1982 Tokyo Indoor - 1982 Australia Super Challenge - 1982 Melbourne Indoor - 1982 Bari Challenger - 1982 WCT - Baltimore - 1982 WCT - Dortmund - 1982 Wimbledon - 1981 Roland Garros - 1981 New South Wales Championships - 1981 Queens Club Tournament - 1981 Italian International Championships - 1981 German International Championships - 1981 West of England Championships - 1981 Bastad - 1981 Championships of Stuttgart - 1981 Taipei International - 1981 World Team Cup - 1981 Tokyo Indoor - 1981 Australian Open - 1980 Wimbledon - 1980 Roland Garros - 1980 US Open - 1980 New South Wales Championships - 1980 Austrian International Championships - 1980 Queens Club Tournament - 1980 Italian International Championships - 1980 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1980 US International Indoor Championships - 1980 River Oaks Tournament - 1980 German International Championships - 1980 South African Championships - 1980 Surrey Championships - 1980 Sicilian International Championships - 1980 Auckland - 1980 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1980 Indian Wells - 1980 Championships of Stuttgart - 1980 Gstaad - 1980 Metz - 1980 Bologna Indoor - 1980 Las Vegas - 1980 Australian Indoors - 1980 Stockholm Open - 1980 Wembley Indoor - 1980 WCT - Forest Hills - 1980 Tokyo Indoor - 1980 Australia Super Challenge - 1980 San Juan Classic - 1980 Palm Harbor - 1980 Melbourne Indoor - 1980 Australian Open - 1979 US Open - 1979 New South Wales Championships - 1979 Nice - 1979 US Clay Courts - 1979 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1979 US Pro Championships - 1979 Conde de Godo - 1979 Sicilian International Championships - 1979 Madrid Open - 1979 Ecuador Open - 1979 Johannesburg Open - 1979 Guadalajara Open - 1979 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1979 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 5 - 1979 AMEX - Charlotte - 1979 Bordeaux Open - 1979 Australian Open - 1978 Wimbledon - 1978 Roland Garros - 1978 New South Wales Championships - 1978 Cincinnati - 1978 River Plate Championships - 1978 Italian International Championships - 1978 British Hard Court Championships - 1978 German International Championships - 1978 Championships of Berlin - 1978 Argentina International Championships - 1978 Belgian International Championships - 1978 Conde de Godo - 1978 Aix-en-Provence - 1978 Abierto Mexicano - 1978 Madrid Open - 1978 Washington Open - 1978 Chile International - 1978 South Orange Open - 1978 Louisville Open - 1978 Baltimore International Indoors - 1978 Bogota - 1978 Miami Classic - 1978 Springfield Classic - 1978 Sarasota Open - 1978 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1978 United States 1 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1978 Australian Open - 1977-2 Australian Open - 1977 Roland Garros - 1977 US Open - 1977 New South Wales Championships - 1977 US Clay Courts - 1977 Italian International Championships - 1977 US Pro Championships - 1977 South African Championships - 1977 Argentina International Championships - 1977 Conde de Godo - 1977 Aix-en-Provence - 1977 Auckland - 1977 Madrid Open - 1977 Glenwood Manor Invitation - 1977 Coupe Marcel Poree - 1977 Chile International - 1977 Aryamehr Cup - 1977 Bogota - 1977 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 3 - 1977 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 4 - 1977 Italian Spring Satellite - Masters - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 5 - 1977 United States 4 Satellite - Leg 6 - 1977 Australian Open - 1976 Wimbledon - 1976 British Columbia Championship - 1976 Washington State Championships - 1976 Pacific Northwest - 1976 Paddington - 1976 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1976 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1976 Japan Open - 1976 Inland Empire Championships - 1976 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1976 Sutton Hard Courts - 1976 Hong Kong Open - 1976 Manila International - 1976 Australian Indoors - 1976 Perth Open - 1976 AMEX - Lake Oswego - 1976 AMEX - Eugene - 1976 Bangalore Open - 1976 Geelong Christmas Tournament - 1976 South Australian Championships - 1975 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1975 Western Australia Championships - 1975 South West Districts VIC - 1975 New South Wales Championships - 1974B South Australian Championships - 1974 New South Wales Championships - 1974 Queensland Championships - 1974 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1974 South Pacific - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 South Australian Championships - 1973 New Zealand Championships - 1973 Irish Championships - 1973 Lugano - 1973 Queensland Championships - 1973 North of England Championships - 1973 Surrey Championships - 1973 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1973 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1973 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1973 Victorian Hardcourt Championships - 1973 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1973 Norwich Open - 1973 Sutton Hard Courts - 1973 Grunewald - 1973 Ascona International - 1973 Three Rivers Tournament - 1973 Western Australia Championships - 1972(2) South Australian Championships - 1972 Tasmanian Championships - 1972

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