PLAYER PROFILE

Peter Doohan

  • Age56
  • Born 2 May 1961
  • Birth PlaceNewcastle, NSW
  • Playing StatusRetired

Right-handed Doohan won one singles title, Adelaide 1984, and five doubles titles.

His ranking peaked at No.43 in August 1987, and at No.15 in doubles in February 1987.

In Grand Slam events, he was runner-up at the Australian Open men’s doubles in 1987 with Laurie Warder.

Doohan’s ranking jumped to No.50 in 1987 when he upset two-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in the second round of The Championships.

He retired from the ATP Tour in 1996 having earned USD$446,667 in prize money.

He now coaches in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has two sons, John and Hunter. Doohan was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

Peter Doohan in the news

‘Becker Wrecker’ Peter Doohan dies, age 56
Unseeded Australian tennis player Peter Doohan in action during his second-round match against Boris Becker of West Germany in the Championships at Wimbledon, London, 26 June 1987.  Photo by Roger Gould/Getty Images
22 July, 2017

The tennis family is mourning the passing of Peter Doohan.
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