Frank Sedgman

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 1996; inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1979.

It only took Frank Sedgman five years to amass 22 major titles. It would be an understatement to say that Sedgman dominated for a few years in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Out of the 24 major trophies on offer in 1951 and 1952, Sedgman won 16 of them, including a doubles Grand Slam in 1951 with countryman Ken McGregor.

Quick around the court, Sedgman was known for his impeccable net play. An exponent of the serve-and-volley game, Sedgman was extremely fit. He made his first foray in Davis Cup competition in 1949 and helped Australia to the final, where they lost 4-1 to the Americans. The following year, Sedgman and co. turned the tables on the Americans, winning the Cup 4-1. Sedgman helped Australia to retain the Cup in 1951 and 1952 and finished with a 25-3 win-loss record.