2000 IN REVIEW
The Aussie finished in Top 100 for 11th straight year...Highlights of first three months of season included 3rd RD showing at Australian Open, defeating No. 6 seed Enqvist in 1st RD...Also reached 3rd RD in Memphis and SF in Delray Beach, losing to eventual winner Koubek...Went 3-6 in European clay court season, reaching 2nd RD at TMS Hamburg before losing to W. Ferreira in final set tie-break...On grass, reached QF in Nottingham ...Lost to O. Rochus in five sets in 1st RD at Wimbledon...Highlight of rest of year was 3rd RD showing at US Open, losing to countryman Arthurs in five sets...Finished year on Challenger circuit with QF showings in Burbank and Rancho Mirage...Compiled 11-8 record on hard courts and 5-11 on clay.
1988-Reached first Tour QF in Brisbane along with wins at the Australian #2 and #3 Satellites...1989-Won the Bahia Challenger title (d. Fleurian), and SF at the Guadeloupe and Singapore Challengers...1990-Captured his first Tour title in Bologna (d. Rosset) and won in Bastad (d. Larsson)...Won his first doubles title in Schenectady (w/Pearce)...Posted first career Top 10 win over Agassi in TMS Cincinnati, where he reached QF...Made Australian Davis Cup debut in final vs. U.S. and lost to Agassi in five sets...1991-Suffered stress fracture in left arm...Turned in QF efforts in TMS Roma, Indianapolis and Brisbane...1992-Won three Challenger titles (Indian Wells, Manila, Launceston) and reached three Tour QF...1993-Cut ranking in half (83 to 40) with final in Tampa (l. to Yzaga) and SF in Adelaide, Hilversum and Lyon...1994-Turned in a career-best 3rd RD showing at Wimbledon...SF in Bastad and reached the final in Hilversum...Surpassed $1 million in career earnings...1995-Broke left wrist during 2nd RD win over Marques on June 15 in Oporto and had to withdraw in QF...Did not return until Sept. 25...Before the injury, advanced to final in Sydney...1996-Reached five QF during first six months of season...Won Oporto Challenger (d. Blanco) to return to Top 100...1997-Won first ATP title in six years in Bucharest (d. Gaudenzi) and a week earlier, captured Szczecin Challenger (d. Lapentti)...Captured first Tour doubles title since 1990 in Kitzbuehel (w/Arthurs)... 1998-Finished as No. 4 Australian and in Top 50 for first time since 1993...Finalist at Auckland (l. to Rios) and Amsterdam (l. to Norman)...1999-Missed first three months of season with broken right wrist sustained in December '98...Won Prostejov Challenger in June (d. Ferrero)...Reached QF in Kitzbuehel (d. Safin, l. to Kafelnikov) and equaled best showing at US Open by reaching 3rd RD.
Full name is Richard James Fromberg...Began playing tennis at age 10...Father, Peter, was a fine Australian footballer...Off-court interests include pinball, golf and fishing...Finalist in 1987 Australian Open Juniors in singles and doubles (w/J. Anderson)...Has an 11-4 career record in Davis Cup (10-4 singles) in eight ties...Wife, Lorena (married Dec. 20, 1998).