Frank Sedgman

  • Age96
  • Born29 October 1927
  • Birth PlaceMont Albert, Victoria
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1996
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1979


Australian 1949, 1950
Wimbledon 1952
United States 1951, 1952


Australian 1951, 1952
Roland Garros 1951, 1952
Wimbledon 1948, 1951, 1952
United States 1950, 1951


Australian 1949, 1950
Roland Garros 1951, 1952
Wimbledon 1951, 1952
United States 1951, 1952




Frank Sedgman took just five years to amass 22 major titles.

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 athleticism, fitness and impeccable net play. An exponent of the serve-and-volley game, Sedgman was Australia’s first postwar Wimbledon champion, setting off the golden era of Australian dominance.

He made his Davis Cup debut 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, winning the Cup 4-1 in the United States. Sedgman helped Australia to retain the Cup in 1951 and 1952 and finished with a 25-3 record, 16-3 in singles and 9-0 in doubles.

Frank Sedgman in the news

Wimbledon 2022: Celebrating Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman during his Wimbledon 70th anniversary celebrations. Picture: Tennis Australia
5 July, 2022

Seventy years since Frank Sedgman claimed the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at 1952 Wimbledon, the Australian retains a rare and special place in the sport.
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Aussies at Wimbledon: “It’s a dream tournament”
Maddison Inglis at the All England Club. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 June, 2022

Stepping through the gates of the All England Club, with its long history and many traditions, is a dream experience for Australians competing at Wimbledon 2022.
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Milestone US Open anniversaries for Sedgman and Emerson
Frank Sedgman (left) and Roy Emerson are celebrating milestone US Open anniversaries.
12 September, 2021

It's 70 years since Frank Sedgman swept US Open singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, while fellow Australian Roy Emerson marks a 60-year milestone.
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Frank Sedgman named Officer of the Order of Australia
Frank Sedgman
10 June, 2019

Australian tennis legend Frank Sedgman has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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