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The bust commemorates tennis player, Harry Hopman who was the successful captain-coach of 22 Australian Davis Cup teams from 1939 to 1967. With players such as Frank Sedgman, Ken McGregor, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, Neale Fraser, John Newcombe, Fred Stolle, Tony Roche, Roy Emerson, Ashley Cooper, Rex Hartwig, Mervyn Rose and Mal Anderson, he won the cup an unmatched 16 times.

In late 1951, when it appeared that Davis Cup player Frank Sedgman was about to turn professional, Hopman used his column in the Melbourne Herald to lead a fundraising campaign designed to keep Sedgman in the amateur ranks. Enough money was raised to purchase a gasoline station in the name of Sedgman's wife-to-be and Sedgman remained an amateur for one more year.




Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Artist:Barbara McLean


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
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Harry Hopman

Winner of 7 Grand Slam titles

Davis Cup:
1928, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1939

Davis Cup victories (as player) :

Davis Cup Captain :
1938, 1939, 1950 - 1969

Davis Cup victories (as captain):
1939, 1950-1953, 1955-1957, 1959-1962, 1964-1967

Source: MA
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