Richard James Fromberg (born 28 April 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.
|Born||28 April 1970|
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (13 August 1990)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1993, 1998)|
|French Open||3R (1993)|
|US Open||3R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1992)|
|Highest ranking||No. 159 (2 February 1998)|
Fromberg began playing tennis at the age of 10. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. 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 US$2,605,740.
Singles: 11 (4 wins – 7 losses)Edit
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (4)|
|Loss||1–0||May 1990||Singapore, Singapore||Hard||Kelly Jones||4–6, 6–2, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||1–1||May 1990||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Marc Rosset||4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)|
|Win||2–1||Jul 1990||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Magnus Larsson||6–2, 7–6|
|Win||3–1||Jan 1991||Wellington, New Zealand||Hard||Lars Jönsson||6–1, 6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||3–2||May 1993||Tampa, U.S.||Clay||Jaime Yzaga||4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||3–3||Jun 1994||Florence, Italy||Clay||Marcelo Filippini||6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||3–4||Aug 1994||Hilversum, Netherlands||Clay||Karel Nováček||5–7, 4–6, 6–7(7–9)|
|Loss||3–5||Jan 1995||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Patrick McEnroe||2–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||4–5||Sep 1997||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Andrea Gaudenzi||6–1, 7–6(7–2)|
|Loss||4–6||Jan 1998||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Marcelo Ríos||6–4, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||1–7||Aug 1998||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Clay||Magnus Norman||3–6, 3–6, 6–2, 4–6|
Doubles: 2 (2 wins)Edit
|Win||1.||Aug 1990||Schenectady, U.S.||Hard||Brad Pearce|| Brian Garrow
|6–2, 3–6, 7–6|
|Win||2.||Jul 1997||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Wayne Arthurs|| Thomas Buchmayer