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Richard Fromberg... Remember him?

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 05:05 PM
I don't know if many people will remember him, but this Aussie veteran made his comeback this week!

Canberra Challenger:

Chris Guccione & Richard Fromberg [WC] beat Paul Logtens & Lars Übel [1] 7-5 7-5

He is only playing doubles, but still ;)

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 05:06 PM
http://www.terra.com.br/esportes/especiais/copadavis/fromberg.jpg
He won four singles and two doubles titles in his career.

ae wowww
04-05-2005, 05:07 PM
Welcome back Ricky :D The young and the old take on world!

Purple Rainbow
04-05-2005, 05:08 PM
And to think that Paul Logtens is our highest-ranked doubles player..
Anyway, nice to see that Richie Fromberg picked up his racket again!

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 05:11 PM
And to think that Paul Logtens is our highest-ranked doubles player..
Anyway, nice to see that Richie Fromberg picked up his racket again!

I don't know where you got the idea from that Paul Logtens is our highest ranked doubles player, but...

Rogier Wassen
Raemon Sluiter
Melle van Gemerden
Fred Hemmes Jr.
Martin Verkerk
Bart Beks
Jasper Smit
Peter Wessels

Are all higher ranked than Paul is ;) (In doubles)

Tennis Fool
04-05-2005, 05:25 PM
Yikes, dude is of Agassi "Granpa" generation :eek:

Let's see his h2h against some of the greats:

Agassi 1-1: Beat Agassi in 1990 Cinninati :eek: Both matches occurred in 1990.
Sampras 1-4: Beat Sampras at Queen's Club in 1990 :eek: :eek:
JMac: 2-0
Lendl: 1-0
:p

ae wowww
04-05-2005, 05:27 PM
Yikes, dude is of Agassi "Granpa" generation :eek:

Let's see his h2h against some of the greats:

Agassi 1-1: Beat Agassi in 1990 Cinninati :eek: Both matches occurred in 1990.
Sampras 1-4: Beat Sampras at Queen's Club in 1990 :eek: :eek:
JMac: 2-0
Lendl: 1-0
:p

Wowwww :eek: Played mate! That's what I don't think I could do--achieve such results, then go play Challenger dubs... you gotta admire him for that :hatoff:

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 05:44 PM
Yikes, dude is of Agassi "Granpa" generation :eek:

Let's see his h2h against some of the greats:

Agassi 1-1: Beat Agassi in 1990 Cinninati :eek: Both matches occurred in 1990.
Sampras 1-4: Beat Sampras at Queen's Club in 1990 :eek: :eek:
JMac: 2-0
Lendl: 1-0
:p

Wow! Beating Agassi on grass is awesome, especially considering Richard had his best results on clay I think.

Brinyi
04-05-2005, 06:04 PM
Frommy is coaching Guccione, by the way, hence the pairing. I think it's as serious as Roger Rasheed's ATP doubles career.

Purple Rainbow
04-05-2005, 06:36 PM
I don't know where you got the idea from that Paul Logtens is our highest ranked doubles player, but...

Rogier Wassen
Raemon Sluiter
Melle van Gemerden
Fred Hemmes Jr.
Martin Verkerk
Bart Beks
Jasper Smit
Peter Wessels

Are all higher ranked than Paul is ;) (In doubles)

:o

Somebody is doing some serious shaming here! For some reason I confused Logtens with Wassen. :confused:

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 07:15 PM
Frommy is coaching Guccione, by the way, hence the pairing. I think it's as serious as Roger Rasheed's ATP doubles career.

And as Miloslav Mecir's comeback in Bratislava last year.

I know. But still.. It's interesting when these players play a competitive match again. And by the way, Rasheed & Lleyton make a pretty decent team.

CooCooCachoo
04-05-2005, 07:15 PM
:o

Somebody is doing some serious shaming here! For some reason I confused Logtens with Wassen. :confused:

:spit: :haha:

It's OK ;) Paul is not bad in doubles actually. Saw him partnering Raemon against Kempes / Wessels in Scheveningen last year and it was an interesting, fun and good match. But for the rain.

NYCtennisfan
04-05-2005, 08:51 PM
Agassi 1-1: Beat Agassi in 1990 Cinninati Both matches occurred in 1990.
Sampras 1-4: Beat Sampras at Queen's Club in 1990
JMac: 2-0
Lendl: 1-0

That was a long match he played at Queen's club against Pete. Something like 8-6 or 10-8 in the fifth because they didn't play a tiebreaker in the 3rd. I think he LOST to lend though at the Aussie Open.

ys
04-05-2005, 08:57 PM
I remember him.. Someone called him as much of a claycourter as it gets in Australia..:)

jole
04-05-2005, 09:19 PM
Richard Fromberg had a nice little career for sure. The composer had a nice serve and forehand, and could play well on basically any surface.

http://www.sportsphotography.net/tennis/Fromberg1.jpg

ae wowww
04-05-2005, 09:20 PM
:eek: That is an atrocious fashion statement-a visor (old one) under thick curly hair. Vomits!

jole
04-05-2005, 09:33 PM
:eek: That is an atrocious fashion statement-a visor (old one) under thick curly hair. Vomits!

Richard definitely wasn't leading the way during the fashion trends of the 90's.

ae wowww
04-05-2005, 09:40 PM
Richard definitely wasn't leading the way during the fashion trends of the 90's.

Haha :lol: But good on him for trying eh! I'm sure that had MTF existed back then, he would've been torn to shreds.

jole
04-05-2005, 09:42 PM
Haha :lol: But good on him for trying eh! I'm sure that had MTF existed back then, he would've been torn to shreds.

Very true. He is a good guy, and I doubt he was concerned what people thought about his style. I suppose you could say he let his racquet do the talking.

ae wowww
04-05-2005, 09:53 PM
Very true. He is a good guy, and I doubt he was concerned what people thought about his style. I suppose you could say he let his racquet do the talking.

Very bold :yeah:

star
04-05-2005, 11:06 PM
Fromberg. :)

A little fighter and a nice all court player as well.

Auscon
04-06-2005, 04:07 AM
Fromberg. :)

A little fighter and a nice all court player as well.

yep, a miniscule 6'5 :)

good to see him back in action, no matter how brief it may be

Action Jackson
10-07-2010, 06:20 AM
Richard Fromberg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/1019292.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g239/GeorgeWH/72319860.jpg

Fromberg is around 196cm tall. Why was Fromberg so cool then? The man had a fro when it wasn't cool to have afros, so he wasn't a style junkie and he wore the visor as well in the 90s and never followed fashion trends.

He was an Aussie that could play on clay and 3 out of the 4 titles he won were on clay. He won in Båstad, Bologna, Wellington and Bucharest (still hasn't been paid for that).

Fromberg wasn't always that tall, but he had a huge growth spurt in his late teens and that is why his backhand was so crap for someone of that height, as he developed his game, he wasn't able to make he changes to the backhand. He had quite a good serve and a big forehand though the movement wasn't his best key.

He had enough chances to take Agassi in the 1990 DC final, but blew it. He made a 4R at the AO twice and made the 3R at the others at least once.

He has his own academy and was known as Schlongberg.
http://www.fromactennis.com.au/

latso
10-07-2010, 07:13 AM
Fromberg was an interesting player to watch.
Erratic but interesting

n8
10-07-2010, 07:43 AM
My number one Fromberg moment was when he beat world number six Thomas Enqvist in the first round of the Australian Open in 2000 (Enqvist was the 1999 runner up). The score was 6-4, 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6, 10-8.

He also beat Moya the year after he was runner up at the Australian Open. In 1998 Fromberg d. Moya 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the 2nd round.

Voo de Mar
10-07-2010, 10:22 AM
I used to like him, unfortunately along with Jason Stoltenberg he was an extreme choker.

fast_clay
10-07-2010, 10:32 AM
fromberg was a hero of the common man... much like gandhi... but also possessed stalinist intent for his opponents on any given day... his forehand was bigger than nadal's forehand + federer's forehand combined... his backhand wasn't the prettiest, but feliciano lopez would be number 6 in the world if he owned it... he is actually one of the main reasons that tennis was so great in the 90's... when richard fromberg dies his heart will be kept in a museum alongside the great Thoroughbred of the depression Phar Lap... here people will be able to view the soul of the man - a heart so big it could pump oil from an offshore rig... i am not gay, but he was a beautiful man...

borracho
10-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Didn't like Fromberg so much when he played. Grey personality, grey playing style etc. Not much entertaining about him or his game. Would've never crossed my mind the rest of my life if not for this topic.

Action Jackson
10-08-2010, 03:15 AM
Didn't like Fromberg so much when he played. Grey personality, grey playing style etc. Not much entertaining about him or his game. Would've never crossed my mind the rest of my life if not for this topic.

Fromberg was a handsome beast and a legend on the dancefloor, then again he'd have been good enough to make the Dutch team in those days, as his father is Dutch.

au_sports_opinion
10-08-2010, 06:39 AM
no frills frommie.

there are old ao matches on late at night in australia atm and one of his is schedualed next week sometime. it says fromberg vs. stevens from 1993.

propi
10-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Richard :hearts::hearts::hearts:
Although I'm still pissed he beat Gaudenzi in Bucarest :mad:

nadal_slam_king
10-08-2010, 10:10 AM
I remember FROMICEBERG was very good on clay and great at 5-setters.

Action Jackson
10-08-2010, 10:27 AM
Richard :hearts::hearts::hearts:
Although I'm still pissed he beat Gaudenzi in Bucarest :mad:

Don't worry he still hasn't got paid for that title win.

Riosreigned
10-08-2010, 03:22 PM
solid career., think he was a top ranked junior. i saw just one of his matches - on grandstand at us open in about 97. he was playing rickey reneberg in about the second round. fromberg was up in the 4th set but down 2 sets to one. but reneberg put on a comeback and got the crowd into it and pulled off with some great gets via his quick feet, i think it was a stuning comeback in the tiebreak. fromberg was so pissed off at himself for letting it slip away that he came to his chair sat down and smashed his racquet with unforgettable rage, as the crowd was in a frenzy. that's all i remeber of fromberg, how the seeminlgy shy and quiet guy was so angry like that.

wish him the best.

Action Jackson
10-09-2010, 08:22 AM
solid career., think he was a top ranked junior. i saw just one of his matches - on grandstand at us open in about 97. he was playing rickey reneberg in about the second round. fromberg was up in the 4th set but down 2 sets to one. but reneberg put on a comeback and got the crowd into it and pulled off with some great gets via his quick feet, i think it was a stuning comeback in the tiebreak. fromberg was so pissed off at himself for letting it slip away that he came to his chair sat down and smashed his racquet with unforgettable rage, as the crowd was in a frenzy. that's all i remeber of fromberg, how the seeminlgy shy and quiet guy was so angry like that.

wish him the best.

He wasn't even the top junior in Australia, he was behind Stoltenberg and Woodbridge.

Hanescu is the quietest man on tour and even he has lost it.

fran70
10-09-2010, 09:47 AM
Of course I remember Richard whose playing style was totally different to the traditional Aussie one (serve and volleying) and probably was the best Aussie of those times playing on clay.

Good to see Richard back :)