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Andrés Gómez

Andrés Gómez
Country  Ecuador
Residence Guayaquil, Ecuador
Born (1960-02-27) February 27, 1960
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1979
Retired 1995
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,385,130
Singles
Career record 523–267
Career titles 21
Highest ranking No. 4 (June 11, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1990)
French Open W (1990)
Wimbledon QF (1984)
US Open QF (1984)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1985)
WCT Finals SF (1987)
Doubles
Career record 369–194
Career titles 33
Highest ranking No. 1 (September 15, 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1992)
French Open W (1988)
Wimbledon SF (1987)
US Open W (1986)
Last updated on: April 9, 2012.

Andrés Gómez Santos (born February 27, 1960, in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian former professional tennis player, best known for winning the Men's Singles title at the French Open in 1990.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Path to the French Open title 2
  • Major finals 3
    • Grand Slam finals 3.1
      • Singles: 1 (1–0) 3.1.1
    • Doubles: 2 (2–0) 3.2
  • Career finals 4
    • Singles: 35 (21–14) 4.1
    • Doubles: 51 (33–18) 4.2
  • Performance timeline 5
    • Singles 5.1
    • Doubles 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Career

Gómez turned professional in 1979. Early success in his career came mainly in doubles competition. He won five doubles titles in 1980, and seven in 1981.

In 1986, Gómez attained the World No. 1 doubles ranking. He won seven doubles events that year, including the US Open men's doubles title (partnering Slobodan Živojinović). Gómez won a second Grand Slam men's doubles title in 1988 at the French Open (partnering Emilio Sánchez).

His first top-level singles title came in 1981 in Bordeaux. He then won the Italian Open in 1982, beating Eliot Teltscher in the final (6–2, 6–3, 6–2), and again in 1984, when he defeated Aaron Krickstein in four sets (2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2).

The crowning achievement of Gómez's career came in 1990 when he reached his first (and only) Grand Slam singles final at the French Open. There he faced 19 year-old Andre Agassi who, like Gómez, was playing in his first Grand Slam singles final. The up-and-coming American star was considered the favourite, but Gómez seized the moment and claimed the title with a four-set win (6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4). Gómez reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 later that year.

Over the course of his career, Gómez won 21 singles and 33 doubles titles. His last singles title was won in 1991 in Brasília. His final doubles title came in 1992 in Barcelona.

Path to the French Open title

Gomez had to defeat the following people in order to win the Grand Slam French Open title over Agassi.

Round Defeated Score Opponent's Rank Notes
First Round Fernando Luna 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 7–6(7–5) 163
Second Round Marcelo Filippini 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–1 62
Third Round Alexander Volkov 6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 92
Fourth Round Magnus Gustafsson W/O 19
Quarterfinals Thierry Champion 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 191
Semifinal Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–1, 7–5 9 Muster went on to win the French Open in 1995.
Final Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 5 Agassi went on to win 8 Grand Slams, including the 1999 French Open.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1990 French Open Clay Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 US Open[1] Hard Slobodan Živojinović Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1988 French Open Clay Emilio Sánchez John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3

Career finals

Singles: 35 (21–14)

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
Championship Series (1–1)
Grand Prix (19–13)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (16–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–4)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1980 Sarasota, US Clay Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay Thierry Tulasne 7–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay Hans Gildemeister 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 1982 Denver, US Carpet John Sadri 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay Loïc Courteau 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1983 North Conway, US Clay José Luis Clerc 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1983 Indianapolis, US Clay Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 4. 1983 Dallas, US Hard Brian Teacher 6–7, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1983 Tokyo, Japan Hard Eliot Teltscher 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 5. 1984 Nice, France Clay Henrik Sundström 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 1984 Rome, Italy Clay Aaron Krickstein 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 1984 Washington, US Clay Aaron Krickstein 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 1984 Indianapolis, US Clay Balázs Taróczy 6–0, 7–6
Winner 9. 1984 Hong Kong, UK Hard Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1984 Wembley, UK Carpet Ivan Lendl 6–7, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1985 Indianapolis, US Clay Ivan Lendl 1–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 1985 Hong Kong, UK Hard Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay Thierry Tulasne 6–4, 7–6
Winner 12. 1986 Florence, Italy Clay Henrik Sundström 6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 1986 Boston, US Clay Martín Jaite 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Miloslav Mečíř 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1986 Hong Kong, UK Hard Ramesh Krishnan 6–7, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 1986 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Jean-Philippe Fleurian 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1987 Forest Hills, US Clay Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Tim Mayotte 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1988 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Andre Agassi 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1988 Washington, US Hard Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1989 Boston, US Clay Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4
Winner 17 1989 Barcelona, Spain Clay Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 1990 Philadelphia, US Carpet Pete Sampras 6–7, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 18. 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 6–0, 7–6, 3–6, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 19. 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6
Winner 20. 1990 French Open, Paris Clay Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 21. 1991 Brasília, Brazil Carpet Javier Sánchez 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 51 (33–18)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1980 Sarasota, US Clay Ricardo Ycaza David Carter
Rick Fagel
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1980 Hamburg, Germany Clay Heinz Gildemeister Reinhart Probst
Max Wunschig
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1980 Boston, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Gene Mayer
Sandy Mayer
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1980 Washington, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Gene Mayer
Sandy Mayer
6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. 1980 Madrid, Spain Clay Hans Gildemeister Jan Kodeš
Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 6–3, 10–8
Winner 5. 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay Hans Gildemeister José Luis Clerc
Belus Prajoux
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1980 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Ricardo Ycaza Álvaro Fillol
Carlos Kirmayr
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Belus Prajoux David Carter
Paul Kronk
1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1981 Hamburg, Germany Clay Hans Gildemeister Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 1981 Rome, Italy Clay Hans Gildemeister Bruce Manson
Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–2
Winner 8. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Clay Ricardo Cano Carlos Kirmayr
Cassio Motta
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1981 Boston, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Raúl Ramírez
Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay Belus Prajoux Jim Gurfein
Anders Järryd
7–5, 6–3
Winner 10. 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay Hans Gildemeister Heinz Günthardt
Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1981 Barcelona, Spain Clay Hans Gildemeister Anders Järryd
Hans Simonsson
1–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1981 Quito, Ecuador Clay Hans Gildemeister David Carter
Ricardo Ycaza
7–5, 6–3
Winner 12. 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay Hans Gildemeister Ricardo Cano
Belus Prajoux
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1982 Washington, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Raúl Ramírez
Van Winitsky
5–7, 6–7
Winner 13. 1982 Bordeaux, France Clay Hans Gildemeister Anders Järryd
Hans Simonsson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Ilie Năstase Jaime Fillol Sr.
Stan Smith
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1983 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Sherwood Stewart Steve Meister
Brian Teacher
7–6, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1984 Nice, France Clay Hans Gildemeister Jan Gunnarsson
Michael Mortensen
1–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 1984 Wembley, England Carpet Ivan Lendl Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
Winner 15. 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay Cassio Motta Loïc Courteau
Michiel Schapers
6–1, 6–1
Winner 16. 1985 Hamburg, Germany Clay Hans Gildemeister Heinz Günthardt
Balázs Taróczy
1–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 17. 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Guy Forget Mike De Palmer
Gary Donnelly
6–3, 6–4
Winner 18. 1986 Ft. Myers, US Hard Ivan Lendl Peter Doohan
Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 19. 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay Hans Gildemeister John Fitzgerald
Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–3
Winner 20. 1986 Forest Hills, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Boris Becker
Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–6
Winner 21. 1986 Boston, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Dan Cassidy
Mel Purcell
4–6, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 22. 1986 Washington, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Ricardo Acioly
Cesar Kist
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Hans Gildemeister Heinz Günthardt
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 23. 1986 US Open, New York Hard Slobodan Živojinović Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 24. 1986 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Hans Gildemeister Mansour Bahrami
Diego Pérez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1986 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Ivan Lendl Mike De Palmer
Gary Donnelly
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i) Sherwood Stewart Mike De Palmer
Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 13. 1987 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Anders Järryd Paul Annacone
Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–7
Winner 25. 1987 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Hans Gildemeister Mansour Bahrami
Michael Mortensen
6–2, 6–4
Winner 26. 1987 Boston, US Clay Hans Gildemeister Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 27. 1988 French Open, Paris Clay Emilio Sánchez John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Emilio Sánchez Petr Korda
Milan Šrejber
6–7, 6–7
Winner 28. 1988 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Slobodan Živojinović Boris Becker
Eric Jelen
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 29. 1989 Boston, US Clay Alberto Mancini Todd Nelson
Phil Williamson
7–6, 6–2
Winner 30. 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Alberto Mancini Mansour Bahrami
Guillermo Pérez-Roldán
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 15. 1989 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Slobodan Živojinović Kevin Curren
David Pate
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 31. 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Javier Sánchez Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 16. 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Javier Sánchez Petr Korda
Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Javier Sánchez Juan Carlos Baguena
Omar Camporese
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1991 Schenectady, US Hard Emilio Sánchez Javier Sánchez
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 32. 1991 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Jaime Oncins Jorge Lozano
Cassio Motta
7–5, 6–4
Winner 33. 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay Javier Sánchez Ivan Lendl
Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4

Performance timeline

Singles

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A A A NH A A A 4R A 1R 0 / 2
French Open A 2R 2R 4R 4R QF 3R QF QF 2R 2R W A 2R 1 / 12
Wimbledon A 1R A 1R A QF A 1R 4R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 7
US Open 2R 2R 3R A 4R QF A 2R 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 32
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A QF A SF RR A A A RR A A 0 / 5
Year End Ranking 61 44 37 15 14 5 15 10 11 24 17 6 70 179

Doubles

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A NH A A A 1R A 2R 0 / 2
French Open A 2R 2R A 1R 1R A 2R 3R W 1R A A 1R 1 / 9
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A 1R SF A A A A A 0 / 3
US Open 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1R A W SF 3R 2R A 3R A 1 / 10
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 2 / 24

References

  1. ^ [1]The US Open 2006 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM – History & Records

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