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14-May-2017
14-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, John Bromwich who was along with his 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. 

He twice won the Australian Championships singles title, in 1939 over Adrian Quist in a straight sets final and in 1946, a thrilling 5-set final victory over Dinny Pails.  He was ranked World No. 3 male player in 1938 and again in 1947.

 

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Barbara McLean

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1996
Front Inscription

John Bromwich

Winner of 19 Grand Slam titles

Singles Champion of :
Australia 1939, 1946

Davis Cup :
1937, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950

Davis Cup victories :
1939, 1950

Source: MA
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