Andrés Gómez

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Andrés Gómez
Andrés Gómez Roland Garros 2012.JPG
Country (sports) Ecuador
ResidenceGuayaquil, Ecuador
Born (1960-02-27) February 27, 1960 (age 59)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1979
Retired1995
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,385,130
Singles
Career record531–273 (66.0%)
Career titles21
Highest rankingNo. 4 (June 11, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1990)
French OpenW (1990)
WimbledonQF (1984)
US OpenQF (1984)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1985)
WCT FinalsSF (1987)
Doubles
Career record369–194
Career titles33
Highest rankingNo. 1 (September 15, 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1992)
French OpenW (1988)
WimbledonSF (1987)
US OpenW (1986)

Andrés Gómez Santos (American Spanish: [anˈdɾez ˈɣomes ˈsantos];[a] born February 27, 1960 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian former professional tennis player. He won the Men's Singles title at the French Open in 1990.

His son, Emilio Gómez, is a professional tennis player.[1] His nephew Nicolás Lapentti was also a professional tennis player who reached a world ranking of number 6, and another nephew, Roberto Quiroz, is currently pursuing a career in professional tennis.

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 in three sets, and again in 1984, when he defeated Aaron Krickstein in four sets.

In 1990, Gómez reached his first and only Grand Slam singles final at the French Open. He beat Fernando Luna, Marcelo Filippini, Alexander Volkov, Magnus Gustafsson, Thierry Champion and Thomas Muster to reach the final. There he faced 20-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. 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.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1990 French Open Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1986 US Open[2] Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Win 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)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
Grand Prix Super Series
(2–0)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
Grand Prix Regular Series / ATP World Series (17–13)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (16–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–4)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 1980 Sarasota, US Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay France Thierry Tulasne 7–6, 7–6, 6–1
Loss 1–2 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister 4–6, 5–7
Loss 1–3 1982 Denver, US Carpet (i) United States John Sadri 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Win 2–3 1982 Rome, Italy Clay United States Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Win 3–3 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay France Loïc Courteau 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–4 1983 North Conway, US Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 3–6, 1–6
Loss 3–5 1983 Indianapolis, US Clay United States Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Win 4–5 1983 Dallas, US Hard United States Brian Teacher 6–7, 6–1, 6–1
Loss 4–6 1983 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Win 5–6 1984 Nice, France Clay Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–1, 6–4
Win 6–6 1984 Rome, Italy (2) Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–6 1984 Washington, US Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 6–2, 6–2
Win 8–6 1984 Indianapolis, US Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6–0, 7–6
Win 9–6 1984 Hong Kong, UK Hard Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
Loss 9–7 1984 Wembley, UK Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–7, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 9–8 1985 Indianapolis, US Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1–6, 3–6
Win 10–8 1985 Hong Kong, UK Hard United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 11–8 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay France Thierry Tulasne 6–4, 7–6
Win 12–8 1986 Florence, Italy Clay Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–3, 6–4
Win 13–8 1986 Boston, US Clay Argentina Martín Jaite 7–5, 6–4
Loss 13–9 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 13–10 1986 Hong Kong, China Hard India Ramesh Krishnan 6–7, 0–6, 5–7
Win 14–10 1986 Itaparica, Brazil Hard France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 15–10 1987 Forest Hills, US Clay France Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 15–11 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) United States Tim Mayotte 6–7, 4–6
Loss 15–12 1988 Stuttgart, Germany Clay United States Andre Agassi 4–6, 2–6
Loss 15–13 1988 Washington, US Hard United States Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6
Win 16–13 1989 Boston, US Clay Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4
Win 17–13 1989 Barcelona, Spain Clay Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 17–14 1990 Philadelphia, US Carpet (i) United States Pete Sampras 6–7, 5–7, 2–6
Win 18–14 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–0, 7–6, 3–6, 0–6, 6–2
Win 19–14 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6
Win 20–14 1990 French Open, Paris Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 21–14 1991 Brasília, Brazil Carpet Spain Javier Sánchez 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 51 (33–18)[edit]

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1980 Sarasota, US Clay Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza Australia David Carter
United States Rick Fagel
6–3, 6–4
Win 1980 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister West Germany Reinhart Probst
West Germany Max Wünschig
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1980 Boston, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1980 Washington, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
6–4, 7–5
Win 1980 Madrid, Spain Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 6–3, 10–8
Win 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Argentina José Luis Clerc
Chile Belus Prajoux
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 1980 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza Chile Álvaro Fillol
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
4–6, 3–6
Loss 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Chile Belus Prajoux Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
1–6, 2–6
Win 1981 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 1981 Rome, Italy Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Bruce Manson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–2
Win 1981 Brussels, Belgium Clay Argentina Ricardo Cano Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–2, 6–2
Loss 1981 Boston, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–7
Win 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay Chile Belus Prajoux United States Jim Gurfein
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 6–3
Win 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1981 Barcelona, Spain Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
1–6, 4–6
Win 1981 Quito, Ecuador Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Australia David Carter
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
7–5, 6–3
Win 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Argentina Ricardo Cano
Chile Belus Prajoux
6–2, 7–6
Loss 1982 Washington, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Van Winitsky
5–7, 6–7
Win 1982 Bordeaux, France Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Romania Ilie Năstase Chile Jaime Fillol Sr.
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1983 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States Steve Meister
United States Brian Teacher
7–6, 6–7, 2–6
Loss 1984 Nice, France Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Denmark Michael Mortensen
1–6, 5–7
Win 1984 Wembley, England Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
Win 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay Brazil Cássio Motta France Loïc Courteau
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
6–1, 6–1
Win 1985 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
1–6, 7–6, 6–4
Win 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) France Guy Forget United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–3, 6–4
Win 1986 Ft. Myers, US Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Win 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–3
Win 1986 Forest Hills, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister West Germany Boris Becker
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–6
Win 1986 Boston, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Dan Cassidy
United States Mel Purcell
4–6, 7–5, 6–0
Win 1986 Washington, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Brazil Ricardo Acioly
Brazil Cesar Kist
6–3, 7–5
Loss 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Win 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
Win 1986 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Iran Mansour Bahrami
Uruguay Diego Pérez
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1986 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
3–6, 5–7
Loss 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
Loss 1987 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Paul Annacone
United States Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–7
Win 1987 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Iran Mansour Bahrami
Denmark Michael Mortensen
6–2, 6–4
Win 1987 Boston, US Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
Win 1988 French Open, Paris Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Milan Šrejber
6–7, 6–7
Win 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
Win 1989 Boston, US Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini United States Todd Nelson
United States Phil Williamson
7–6, 6–2
Win 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini Iran Mansour Bahrami
Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán
6–3, 7–5
Loss 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
Win 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 7–5
Loss 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 6–7
Loss 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Spain Juan Carlos Baguena
Italy Omar Camporese
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 1991 Schenectady, US Hard Spain Emilio Sánchez Spain Javier Sánchez
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Win 1991 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Jaime Oncins Mexico Jorge Lozano
Brazil Cássio Motta
7–5, 6–4
Win 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 QF 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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Andrés and Gómez are pronounced [anˈdɾes] and [ˈɡomes] respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/toronto-2016-tuesday-wawrinka-karlovic-fritz-pouille
  2. ^ "The US Open 2006 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM – History & Records". Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-05-17.

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