1949 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1949 Australian Championships
Champion Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Sedgman
Runner-up Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Bromwich
Final score6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw40
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
  1948  · Australian Championships ·  1950  

Fourth-seeded Frank Sedgman defeated John Bromwich 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1949 Australian Championships.

Frank Sedgman Australian tennis player

Francis "Frank" Arthur Sedgman, is a retired World No. 1 amateur tennis champion. In his 1979 autobiography Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and player, included Sedgman in his list of the 21 greatest players of all time. Sedgman is one of only five tennis players all-time to win a multiple slam set in two disciplines, matching Margaret Court, Roy Emerson, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. In 1951 he and Ken McGregor won the men's doubles Grand Slam. Sedgman turned professional in 1953.

John Bromwich Australian tennis player

John Edward Bromwich was an Australian tennis player who, along with fellow countryman Vivian McGrath, was one of the first great players to use a two-handed backhand. He was a natural left-hander, though hit his serve with his right hand. Bromwich twice won the Australian Championships singles title, in 1939 and in 1946. He was ranked World No. 3 by A. Wallis Myers in 1938 and again by Harry Hopman in 1947.

The 1949 Australian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor Grass courts at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide, Australia from 22 January to 31 January. It was the 37th edition of the Australian Championships, the 9th held in Adelaide, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The singles titles were won by Australian Frank Sedgman and American Doris Hart.

Contents

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Frank Sedgman is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Bromwich (Finalist)
  2. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Sidwell (Semifinalist)
  3. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoffrey Brown (Semifinalist)
  4. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Sedgman (Champion)
  5. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adrian Quist (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Colin Long (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Worthington (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Crawford (Third round)

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Bromwich 661 6
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Colin Long 4 4 62
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Bromwich 1 666
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoffrey Brown 63 3 3
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Geoffrey Brown 664 6
7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg George Worthington 1 3 61
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Bromwich 3 2 2
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Sedgman 666
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adrian Quist 2 64 4
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Sedgman 64 66
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Frank Sedgman 666
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Sidwell 3 3 2
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Warhurst 3 1 64
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bill Sidwell 664 6

Earlier rounds

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bromwich 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Schwartz 696 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Schwartz 0 0 0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Occleshaw 0 7 2 1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bromwich 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hopman 3 1 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hopman 61 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Clements 0 62 3
1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bromwich 661 6
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Long 4 4 62
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Long 5 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rowe 2 1 666 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rowe 71 2 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sheil 662 3 4 6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Long 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcombe 0 0 2
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Newcombe 65 67
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brophy 4 71 5

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brown 667
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Skennar 666 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Skennar 3 3 5
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Way 3 2 2 3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brown 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg McGregor 1 2 2
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Stewart 7 3 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg McGregor 966
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brown 664 6
7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Worthington 1 3 61
7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Worthington 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hann 63 66 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hann 1 4 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Snellgrove 0 63 3 7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Worthington 664 6 6
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rose 4 3 682
Flag of New Zealand.svg Campbell 0 1 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rose 666

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lonergan 3 0 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wilderspin 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wilderspin 5 4 0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Howe 4 6695 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Quist 766
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mehaffey 64 4 7 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Howe 3 2 1
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Quist 666
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Quist 2 64 4
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sedgman 64 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Candy 1 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Liddle 62 3 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Candy 2 4 1
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ayre 4 7664 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sedgman 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lean 65 3 4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ayre 0 3 7
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sedgman 669

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Warhurst 74 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Molloy 5 63 3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Warhurst 85 5 126
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lock 4 663 68 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Crawford 6 7710 3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Hawton 61 4 60 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lock 1 71 3
8 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Crawford 65 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Warhurst 3 1 64
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sidwell 664 6
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Cock 0 3 0
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bonner 666
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bonner 2 61 3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tregonning 63 0 662 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sidwell 64 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Goodger 3 662 3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tregonning 2 1 1
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sidwell 666
Preceded by
1948 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1949 French Championships

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