Richard Fromberg
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Richard Fromberg

Richard Fromberg
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Born (1970-04-28) 28 April 1970 (age 52)
Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,605,740
Singles
Career record256-287
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 24 (13 August 1990)[1]
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)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1993)
WimbledonQ3 (1992)
US Open1R (1991)
Last updated on: 12 June 2022.

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

Tennis career

Fromberg began playing tennis at the age of 10. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2] 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.

ATP career finals

Singles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (3-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (4-7)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 1990 Singapore, Singapore World Series Hard United States Kelly Jones 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(4-7)
Win 1-1 May 1990 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-5)
Win 2-1 Jul 1990 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay Sweden Magnus Larsson 6-2, 7-6
Win 3-1 Jan 1991 Wellington, New Zealand World Series Hard Sweden Lars Jönsson 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 3-2 May 1993 Tampa, United States World Series Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga 4-6, 2-6
Loss 3-3 Jun 1994 Florence, Italy World Series Clay Uruguay Marcelo Filippini 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Loss 3-4 Aug 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands World Series Clay Czech Republic Karel Nová?ek 5-7, 4-6, 6-7(7-9)
Loss 3-5 Jan 1995 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard United States Patrick McEnroe 2-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 4-5 Sep 1997 Bucharest, Romania World Series Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 6-1, 7-6(7-2)
Loss 4-6 Jan 1998 Auckland, New Zealand World Series Hard Chile Marcelo Ríos 6-4, 4-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 4-7 Aug 1998 Amsterdam, Netherlands International Series Clay Sweden Magnus Norman 3-6, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2-0)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 1990 Schenectady, United States World Series Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Brian Garrow
United States Sven Salumaa
6-2, 3-6, 7-6
Win 2-0 Jul 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria World Series Clay Australia Wayne Arthurs Austria Thomas Buchmayer
Austria Thomas Strengberger
6-3, 6-3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (10-0)

Legend
ATP Challenger (10-0)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-0)
Clay (5-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 1989 Ilheus, Brazil Challenger Hard France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 2-0 Mar 1992 Indian Wells, United States Challenger Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge 6-4, 6-1
Win 3-0 Nov 1992 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard Australia Neil Borwick 7-6, 6-4
Win 4-0 Nov 1992 Launceston, Australia Challenger Carpet South Africa David Nainkin 6-1, 6-3
Win 5-0 Jun 1993 Turin, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Horacio De La Pena 6-1, 7-6
Win 6-0 Sep 1996 Oporto, Portugal Challenger Clay Spain Galo Blanco 6-3, 7-6
Win 7-0 Dec 1996 Perth, Australia Challenger Hard New Zealand Steven Downs 6-0, 6-3
Win 8-0 Sep 1997 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Ecuador Nicolas Lapentti 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
Win 9-0 Jun 1998 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Australia Andrew Ilie 6-2, 6-2
Win 10-0 Jun 1999 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6, 5-7, 6-4

Doubles: 3 (3-0)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-0)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
DNP 0-0 Apr 1989 Martinique, Martinique Challenger Hard Australia Johan Anderson United States David Wheaton
Australia Todd Woodbridge
not played
Win 1-0 Nov 1992 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard New Zealand Steve Guy Italy Massimo Ardinghi
Italy Mario Visconti
6-3, 6-4
Win 2-0 Nov 1992 Launceston, Australia Challenger Carpet Australia Patrick Rafter United Kingdom Nick Brown
United Kingdom Andrew Foster
7-5, 7-6
Win 3-0 Apr 2005 Canberra, Australia Challenger Clay Australia Chris Guccione Austria Werner Eschauer
Greece Vasilis Mazarakis
6-1, 6-2

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 Australian Open Grass Australia Johan Anderson Australia Jason Stoltenberg
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3-6, 2-6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R 1R 2R 4R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 14 13-14 48%
French Open A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 12 6-12 33%
Wimbledon A Q2 A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 10 4-10 29%
US Open A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R A A 2R 1R 3R 3R Q1 A 0 / 9 11-9 55%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 0-2 1-4 1-4 3-4 7-4 6-4 1-2 1-3 2-4 3-4 4-3 4-4 0-1 0-1 0 / 45 34-45 43%
National Representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0-1 0%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R A A 1R A A Q1 A Q1 Q2 A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami A A 2R A A A A A 2R A A A A 3R 1R A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Monte Carlo A A A A 2R A A 1R 3R A Q1 1R Q1 A A A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Hamburg A A A A 1R A A 1R 1R A 2R 2R Q1 2R A A 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Rome A A A A QF A A 2R 3R A Q1 1R 1R A A A 0 / 5 6-5 55%
Canada A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Cincinnati A A A QF 1R A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A NMS 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris A A A 1R A A A A Q2 A Q2 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 2-2 3-2 4-4 0-1 0-0 1-3 4-5 0-0 1-1 1-5 0-1 3-2 0-1 0-0 0 / 27 19-27 41%

Doubles

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R A A A 1R 0 / 11 2-11 67%
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon A A A A Q3 A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 / 12 2-12 14%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Rome A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A 1R Q1 A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 3 2-3 40%

References

  1. ^ "Richard Fromberg | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine

External links


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