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Fromberg inducted into Hall of Fame

Tasmanian tennis legend Richard Fromberg was lauded as being a tough competitor in a career which earned another special recognition on the weekend.

Ulverstone born and raised, Fromberg reached a career high world ranking of 24 in 1990 after he turned professional in 1988, and retired in 2005.

The 53-year-old reached 11 ATP Tour finals and won four titles after he developed a passion for the sport hitting balls against a brick wall as a youngster.

“I started playing tennis when I was nearly ten years old. We had a racquet lying around at home and I’d hit against a brick wall for hours and hours every day,” he said.

“I was watching on TV and decided that’s what I wanted to do.”

Richard Fromberg in action at the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley attended the Tasmanian Tennis Awards in Hobart, and reminisced about the respect Fromberg’s fellow…

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