- Fred's father Fred sr was the Dutch Fed-cup team coach and he also was a member of the Dutch
Davis Cup team for 12 years.
- Fred sr used to coach his son.
- When he was younger Fred admired Pete Sampras and Richard Krajicek.
- Fred was called "Tennis Idol in the making" by dutch Tennis Magazine...
Fred's mother and two sisters also play a little bit of tennis and both Fred's father
and his grandfather have won tournaments in Holland.
- Fred plays in the Dutch national league with his tennis club Hilverheide. This team also includes
Roland Garros 2003 runner-up Martin Verkerk.
- Fred also plays in the German tennis league for a club called
TC Blau-Weiss-Neuss (he joined in 2001) and the 2004 team also includes Thierry Anscione and Frederico Browne