In 2014 there is to be a new award, it is the Frank Sedgman Award. This exciting new award is in recognition of my Uncle, Frank Sedgman who is an Australian Tennis Legend.
Frank was world number 1 in 1951, and he won 5 singles grand slam titles and 17 Grand Slam Doubles and Mixed Doubles Titles.
Frank Sedgman is in the Tennis Australia Tennis Hall of fame, he has a tremendous series of achievements in the game of tennis, here’s just a few…
Frank won the Wimbledon singles title in 1952, it was in the same year he also won the Men’s doubles and Mixed doubles, an achievement that has never been equalled.
In 1951 Frank teamed together with Ken McGregor to be the only men’s pair ever to win the Grand Slam in Doubles.
Frank’s grand slam singles record is:
Australian Open Champion 1949, 1950, Finalist in 1952
French Open Finalist in 1952
United States Open champion 1951, 1952
Wimbledon Champion 1952, Finalist in 1950
Frank also played in 3 consecutive winning Davis Cup teams from 1950 to 1952.