There was one surprise: legendary Jack Kramer flew in from Los Angeles to take part in the festivities. "You hear a lot of homophobic views and what have you being blamed on generational perceptions and due to age but nan and pop again are just another example of 'it doesn't matter how old you are you can always celebrate all people and celebrate equality and inclusion'. One of his grandsons, Brent Greene, is gay. In 1951, he and Ken McGregorwon the men's doubles Grand Slam. "I don't know whether you knew it or not, but I coached her early on," Sedgman said. ""I see her occasionally. Sedgman was a 180cm (5'11") right-hander who played the Although still playing in the junior events in Australian tournaments in 1945, Sedgman began to enter the men's singles events as well. He won his first match against Ronald McKenzie in straight sets but lost in the following round to defending champion Frank Sedgman. Hoad won his first men's singles title, the Brisbane Exhibition tournament, on 11 August 1951, defeating Rosewall in the final in four sets. He publicly supported marriage equality leading up to the postal vote that led to legalising same-sex marriage in Australia, and has continued to support the LGBTQI+ cause. "I've got a grandson who's gay and you couldn't get a better person. "She's getting the message across. Sedgman returned to play in Grand Slam events at the 1970 Australian Open, where he lost in five sets in the second round to former champion Sedgman joined the professional tennis circuit in 1953 and as a consequence was banned from competing in the amateur Grand Slam events until the start of the Open Era at the (W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. Interview with tennis historian Rich Hillway in 2005 at the Writing in 1979, Kramer considered the best player ever to have been either In celebration of his 80 th birthday in 2007, legendary Australian player Frank Sedgman was thrown a gala birthday party, attended by 400 guests. Sedg… SR=strike rate (events won/competed) "Sedgman's granddaughter Angie Greene runs the LBBTQI+ lobby organisation Stand Up Events and does research into homophobia. Sedgman "gave a flawless exhibition of attacking tennis" in the final against Bromwich.Sedgman began the year by winning the South Australian championships in Adelaide, beating Sedgman began the year by winning the South Australian Championships, beating Larsen in the final.Sedgman began the year in January by winning the Manly seaside tournament beating McGregor in the final.In 1954, Sedgman competed in the World Series alongside Gonzales, In February 1958, Sedgman won the Ampol Masters Pro in White City, Sydney, earning him AUS£2,000 in first-prize money.By the 1960s, Sedgman's career was declining. It was his second appearance in the singles. Her granddad, Frank Sedgman, won 22 grand slam titles across three disciplines, five of which were in singles competition. Sedgman was runner-up to Gonzales at the Cleveland event in 1961. "She's doing a pretty good job," Sedgman says. "I don't like talking about differences with what people think," Sedgman said. ... that way the possibility of wife/wedding was still there. "He said 'I've taken her as far as she can go. And in a five-year period — between 1948 and 1952 — he … Australian tennis champion Frank Sedgman, a former coach of Margaret Court, says he maintains a respectful relationship with one of the greats of women's tennis, even though the two hold polar-opposite views on marriage equality.Court's tennis feats will be recognised at Melbourne Park on Monday when she is honoured by Tennis Australia to mark the 50th anniversary of her grand slam.