Andrés Gómez

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Andrés Gómez
Andrés Gómez Roland Garros 2012.JPG
Country  Ecuador
Residence Guayaquil, Ecuador
Born (1960-02-27) February 27, 1960 (age 54)
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.

Career[edit]

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[edit]

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 Spain Fernando Luna 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 7–6(7–5) 163
Second Round Uruguay Marcelo Filippini 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–1 62
Third Round Soviet Union Alexander Volkov 6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 92
Fourth Round Sweden Magnus Gustafsson W/O 19
Quarterfinals France Thierry Champion 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 191
Semifinal Austria Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–1, 7–5 9 Muster went on to win the French Open in 1995.
Final United States 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[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

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

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

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

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 35 (21–14)[edit]

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 United States Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay France Thierry Tulasne 7–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 1982 Denver, US Carpet United States John Sadri 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay United States Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay France Loïc Courteau 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1983 North Conway, US Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1983 Indianapolis, US Clay United States Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 4. 1983 Dallas, US Hard United States Brian Teacher 6–7, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1983 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 5. 1984 Nice, France Clay Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 1984 Rome, Italy Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 1984 Washington, US Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 1984 Indianapolis, US Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6–0, 7–6
Winner 9. 1984 Hong Kong, UK Hard Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1984 Wembley, UK Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–7, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1985 Indianapolis, US Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 1985 Hong Kong, UK Hard United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 11. 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay France Thierry Tulasne 6–4, 7–6
Winner 12. 1986 Florence, Italy Clay Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 1986 Boston, US Clay Argentina Martín Jaite 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1986 Hong Kong, UK Hard India Ramesh Krishnan 6–7, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 1986 Itaparica, Brazil Hard France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1987 Forest Hills, US Clay France Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Tim Mayotte 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1988 Stuttgart, Germany Clay United States Andre Agassi 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1988 Washington, US Hard United States Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1989 Boston, US Clay Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4
Winner 17 1989 Barcelona, Spain Clay Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 1990 Philadelphia, US Carpet United States Pete Sampras 6–7, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 18. 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 6–0, 7–6, 3–6, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 19. 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6
Winner 20. 1990 French Open, Paris Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 21. 1991 Brasília, Brazil Carpet Spain Javier Sánchez 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 51 (33–18)[edit]

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

Performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ [http://2006.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/mdchamps.html The US Open 2006 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM – History & Records

External links[edit]