Richard Fromberg

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Richard Fromberg
Country  Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria
Born (1970-04-28) 28 April 1970 (age 44)
Ulverstone, Tasmania
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,605,740
Singles
Career record 256–287 (Grand Slam, ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 24 (13 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1993, 1998)
French Open 3R (1993)
Wimbledon 3R (1994)
US Open 3R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 30–53 (Grand Slam, ATP, Grand Prix, WCT and Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 159 (2 February 1998)
Last updated on: 28 November 2012.

Richard James Fromberg (born 28 April 1970, in Ulverstone, Australia) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Tennis career[edit]

Fromberg began playing tennis at the age of 10. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1] In 1987, he reached the Australian Open Junior finals in both singles and doubles. He turned professional in 1988. In 1990, he won his first top-level singles title in at Bologna, and his first tour doubles title in Schenectady, New York.

Fromberg played for Australia in two Davis Cup finals during his career. In 1990 he was part of the team which lost 3–2 in the final to the United States (winning one singles rubber against Michael Chang, and losing another in five sets to Andre Agassi). In 1993 he was on the team which lost 4–1 in the final to Germany (winning one singles match-up against Marc-Kevin Goellner, and losing the other to Michael Stich). He had an 11–4 career Davis Cup record (10–4 in singles and 1–0 in doubles).

Fromberg's best performances at Grand Slam events came in reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open in 1993 and 1998.

During his career, Fromberg won four singles titles and two doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 24 (in 1990). His career prize money totalled $2,605,740.

Career finals[edit]

Singles finals: 11 (4 titles – 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 May 1990 Singapore Hard United States Kelly Jones 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(4-7)
Winner 1. 28 May 1990 Bologna Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7-5)
Winner 2. 16 July 1990 Båstad Clay Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–2, 7–6
Winner 3. 5 January 1991 Wellington Hard Sweden Lars Jonsson 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 9 May 1993 Tampa Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga 4–6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 12 June 1994 Florence Clay Uruguay Marcelo Filippini 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 1 August 1994 Hilversum Clay Czech Republic Karel Nováček 5-7, 4-6, 6-7(7-9)
Runner-up 5. 15 January 1995 Sydney Outdoor Clay United States Patrick McEnroe 2-6, 6-7(4-7)
Winner 4. 29 September 1997 Bucharest Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 6–1, 7–6(7-2)
Runner-up 6. 18 January 1998 Auckland Hard Chile Marcelo Ríos 6-4, 4-6, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 7. 9 August 1998 Amsterdam Clay Sweden Magnus Norman 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6

Doubles finals: 2 (2 titles – 0 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 August 1990 Schenectady, United States Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Brian Garrow
United States Sven Salumaa
6–2, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 2. 28 July 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Wayne Arthurs Austria Thomas Buchmayer
Austria Thomas Strengberger
6–4, 6–3

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