(born 12 November 1954, Melbourne
, Australia) is a retired Australian tennis player
and prominent sports administrator.
McNamee won two singles and twenty-four doubles titles during his professional career. A right-hander, he reached his highest singles ATP
-ranking on 12 May 1986 when he became the world number 24. McNamee reached his highest doubles ATP-ranking on 8 June 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
. 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.
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
McNamee played a key role in the founding of the Hopman Cup
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