Frank Sedgman

Born:
October 29, 1927
Place of Birth:
Mont Albert, Victoria
Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1979
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

He was five time victor at the Grand Slam events in singles. He carried his country to Davis Cup triumphs for three consecutive years at the start of the 1950s. He had a distinguished professional career across the fifties and on into the sixties. But somehow Sedgman-who was unassailable when he ventured to the net-was never given the acclaim he merited. Self-effacing in the manner of his fellow Australians, Sedgman never boasted about anything he did, and refused at any juncture to be swayed from his altruistic ways.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1949-50
  • Doubles Champion 1951-52
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1949-50

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1951-52
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-52

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1952
  • Doubles Champion 1948, 1951-52
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-52

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1951-52
  • Doubles Champion 1950-51
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1951-52

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1949-52