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

Richard Fromberg
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
Born (1970-04-28) 28 April 1970 (age 49)
Ulverstone, Tasmania
Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,605,740
Singles
Career record256–287
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 23 (13 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1993, 1998)
French Open3R (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1994)
US Open3R (1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record30–53
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 159 (2 February 1998)

Tennis careerEdit

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 US$2,605,740.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (4 wins – 7 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 1990 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Brad Pearce   Brian Garrow
  Sven Salumaa
6–2, 3–6, 7–6
Win 2. Jul 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Wayne Arthurs   Thomas Buchmayer
  Thomas Strengberger
6–4, 6–3

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