13 Facts About Paul McNamee


Paul McNamee was born on 12 November 1954 and is an Australian former doubles world No 1 tennis player and prominent sports administrator.


Paul McNamee is the only player to switch a grip as a professional, changing from a one-handed backhand to two-handed in 1979.


Paul McNamee won two singles and twenty-three doubles titles during his professional career.


Paul McNamee reached his highest doubles ATP-ranking on 8 June 1981 when he became the world No 1.


Paul McNamee won 24 men's doubles titles including four Grand Slam doubles titles in his career.


Paul McNamee won the 1979 Australian Open and the 1980 and 1982 Wimbledon Championships with Peter McNamara and the 1983 Australian Open with Mark Edmondson.


Paul McNamee won the mixed-doubles title in Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova in 1985.


When John McEnroe won Wimbledon in 1984, Paul 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.


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


In 1987, Paul McNamee became Melbourne's last officially crowned King of Moomba, subsequently a Moomba Monarch was selected.


Paul McNamee played a key role in the founding of the Hopman Cup international tennis tournament in 1988.


Paul McNamee served as tournament director of the Hopman Cup and CEO of the Australian Open until 2006.


Paul McNamee served as the CEO of the Melbourne Football Club from March to July 2008.