Richard Fromberg

  • Age54
  • Born28 April 1970
  • Birth PlaceUlverstone, Tasmania
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired

Fromberg began playing tennis at the age of 10. He was a finalist at the 1987 Australian Open Junior Championships in singles and doubles.

Turning professional in 1988, he captured four ATP titles in singles and two in doubles.

He was a singles finalist on seven other occasions. He holds an Australian record for being ranked in the top 100 players in the world for 11 consecutive years.

He debuted in Davis Cup in 1990 and finished with an impressive 11-4 career record in 2001.

He also played Hopman Cup with Nicole Pratt.

With a career-high world ranking of No.24 (August 1990), Fromberg was regarded as one of the best fighters in Australian tennis, often wearing down more fancied opponents in five set matches.

A former AIS scholarship holder (1986–1989), Richard lives in Melbourne where he coaches elite junior players at the Fromberg–McCurdy Tennis School.

Richard Fromberg in the news

De Minaur: “It’s amazing to see nine Aussies in the top 130”
Thanasi Kokkinakis, James Duckworth and Alex de Minaur are among the top-ranked Aussie men. Pictures: Getty Images
6 May, 2022

Thanasi Kokkinakis, James Duckworth and Alex de Minaur are leading the charge in an exciting time for Australian men's tennis.
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2014 ATL South East Conference men’s teams preview
Sam Groth, US Open, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
24 November, 2014

The 2014 South East Men's Conference of the ATL commences this Friday, 28th of November.
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Rankings watch: Aussie men best in 14 years
(L-R) Nick Kyrgios, Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Marinko Matosevic and Matt Ebden are among the highest ranked Australians in the ATP top 200; Getty Images
12 May, 2014

Australia's nine-strong contingent in the ATP top 200 represents the largest group of Aussies in this elite bracket in almost 14 years.
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Dreams realised as Vic teams secure finals spots
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24 November, 2013

The 20 day storm of new age tennis will conclude on Saturday 30th November with the Asia Pacific Tennis League Vic Conference Finals Day. In a memorable weekend…
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