Luis Herrera (tennis)

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Luis Herrera
Country (sports) Mexico Mexico
Born (1971-08-27) 27 August 1971 (age 45)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1989
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $542,438
Singles
Career record 53–83
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 49 (9 November 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1991, 1993)
French Open 1R (1991, 1993)
Wimbledon 3R (1992)
US Open 1R (1991, 1992)
Doubles
Career record 19–29
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 117 (21 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1991)
French Open 2R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1989)
US Open 1R (1989)

Luis-Enrique Herrera (born 27 August 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Mexico.

Career[edit]

Herrera was Mexico's national champion in the 12s, 14s and 16s junior events. He partnered Mark Knowles in the Boys' Doubles at the 1989 French Open and they finished runners-up.

He broke into the top 100 for the first time in 1991, after some good performances on the ATP Tour. Herrera reached the semi final of the Seoul Open and the quarter final in Washington. En route to the Washington quarter finals he defeated John McEnroe. He also won the gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games, held in Cuba.

In 1992, he reached the third round of the Wimbledon Championships, having beaten veteran Jimmy Connors in four sets and Japan's Shuzo Matsuoka in five sets. This was the furthest a Mexican had gone at Wimbledon since Raúl Ramírez reached the quarters in 1978. He also made it into the semi-finals of the Manchester Open and along the way defeated second-seed Brad Gilbert, in a close three-set match which was decided in a tie break. However his most successful outing in 1992 came at Buzios, where he reached his only ATP Tour singles final.[1]

Herrera had his third and final Grand Slam win in the 1993 Wimbledon Championships when he came from two sets down to defeat 15th-seed Karel Nováček in the opening round. Soon after he made the semi-finals of the tournament in Newport.[2]

He played a total of 26 singles matches and four doubles matches for the Mexico Davis Cup team, for an overall record of 13–17.[3]

ATP Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1992 Buzios, Brazil Hard Brazil Jaime Oncins 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1997 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Mexico Mariano Sánchez Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
6–4, 3–6, 6–7

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (6)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1990 Manaus, Brazil Hard Brazil Jaime Oncins 6–2, 7–5
2. 1990 Ilheus, Brazil Hard Germany Patrick Baur 6–2, 6–2
3. 1992 Sao Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Jaime Oncins 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
4. 1992 Ixtapa, Mexico Hard Canada Andrew Sznajder 6–1, 6–2
5. 1992 Ponte Vedra, United States Hard Peru Jaime Yzaga 7–5, 6–4
6. 1997 Puebla, Mexico Hard United States Wade McGuire 7–6, 4–6, 6–4

Doubles: (5)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1988 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Mexico Javier Ordaz Mexico Agustin Moreno
Mexico Fernando Perez-Pascal
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
2. 1989 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Mexico Javier Ordaz The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Brian Page
6-4, 6–7, 6–3
3. 1991 Puebla, Mexico Hard Mexico Oliver Fernandez United States Doug Eisenman
United States Dave Randall
6–4, 7–6
4. 1992 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Mexico Francisco Maciel
Mexico Agustin Moreno
6–1, 7–6
5. 1998 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Hard Romania Gabriel Trifu Czech Republic Ota Fukarek
France Regis Lavergne
6–3, 6–4

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