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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.

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)

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.

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CareerEdit

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.

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1–0)Edit

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)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 US Open[2] 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 finalsEdit

Singles: 35 (21–14)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
Championship Series (1–1)
Grand
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (16–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–4)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1980 Sarasota, US Clay   Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay   Thierry Tulasne 7–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay   Hans Gildemeister 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1982 Denver, US Carpet   John Sadri 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1982 Rome, Italy Clay   Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Loïc Courteau 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1983 North Conway, US Clay   José Luis Clerc 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1983 Indianapolis, US Clay   Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 1983 Dallas, US Hard   Brian Teacher 6–7, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1983 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Eliot Teltscher 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 1984 Nice, France Clay   Henrik Sundström 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1984 Rome, Italy Clay   Aaron Krickstein 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1984 Washington, US Clay   Aaron Krickstein 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1984 Indianapolis, US Clay   Balázs Taróczy 6–0, 7–6
Winner 1984 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1984 Wembley, UK Carpet   Ivan Lendl 6–7, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1985 Indianapolis, US Clay   Ivan Lendl 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1985 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay   Thierry Tulasne 6–4, 7–6
Winner 1986 Florence, Italy Clay   Henrik Sundström 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1986 Boston, US Clay   Martín Jaite 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Miloslav Mečíř 4–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 1986 Hong Kong, UK Hard   Ramesh Krishnan 6–7, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 1986 Itaparica, Brazil Hard   Jean-Philippe Fleurian 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1987 Forest Hills, US Clay   Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1987 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Tim Mayotte 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 1988 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Andre Agassi 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1988 Washington, US Hard   Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1989 Boston, US Clay   Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1989 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1990 Philadelphia, US Carpet   Pete Sampras 6–7, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–0, 7–6, 3–6, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay   Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6
Winner 1990 French Open, Paris Clay   Andre Agassi 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1991 Brasília, Brazil Carpet   Javier Sánchez 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 51 (33–18)Edit

Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1980 Sarasota, US Clay   Ricardo Ycaza   David Carter
  Rick Fagel
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1980 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Reinhart Probst
  Max Wünschig
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1980 Boston, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
6–1, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1980 Washington, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1980 Madrid, Spain Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Jan Kodeš
  Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 6–3, 10–8
Winner 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Hans Gildemeister   José Luis Clerc
  Belus Prajoux
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1980 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Ricardo Ycaza   Álvaro Fillol
  Carlos Kirmayr
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Belus Prajoux   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
1–6, 2–6
Winner 1981 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 1981 Rome, Italy Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Bruce Manson
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–2
Winner 1981 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Ricardo Cano   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1981 Boston, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Raúl Ramírez
  Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1981 Bordeaux, France Clay   Belus Prajoux   Jim Gurfein
  Anders Järryd
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Heinz Günthardt
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1981 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1981 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Hans Gildemeister   David Carter
  Ricardo Ycaza
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1981 Santiago, Chile Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Ricardo Cano
  Belus Prajoux
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 1982 Washington, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Raúl Ramírez
  Van Winitsky
5–7, 6–7
Winner 1982 Bordeaux, France Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Ilie Năstase   Jaime Fillol Sr.
  Stan Smith
7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1983 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Steve Meister
  Brian Teacher
7–6, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 1984 Nice, France Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Jan Gunnarsson
  Michael Mortensen
1–6, 5–7
Winner 1984 Wembley, England Carpet   Ivan Lendl   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay   Cássio Motta   Loïc Courteau
  Michiel Schapers
6–1, 6–1
Winner 1985 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
1–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 1985 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Guy Forget   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1986 Ft. Myers, US Hard   Ivan Lendl   Peter Doohan
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1986 Indianapolis, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   John Fitzgerald
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–3
Winner 1986 Forest Hills, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Boris Becker
  Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–6
Winner 1986 Boston, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Dan Cassidy
  Mel Purcell
4–6, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 1986 Washington, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Ricardo Acioly
  Cesar Kist
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Heinz Günthardt
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 1986 US Open, New York Hard   Slobodan Živojinović   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1986 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Mansour Bahrami
  Diego Pérez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1986 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Ivan Lendl   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Mike De Palmer
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 1987 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Anders Järryd   Paul Annacone
  Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1987 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Mansour Bahrami
  Michael Mortensen
6–2, 6–4
Winner 1987 Boston, US Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 1988 French Open, Paris Clay   Emilio Sánchez   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Petr Korda
  Milan Šrejber
6–7, 6–7
Winner 1988 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Slobodan Živojinović   Boris Becker
  Eric Jelen
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 1989 Boston, US Clay   Alberto Mancini   Todd Nelson
  Phil Williamson
7–6, 6–2
Winner 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Alberto Mancini   Mansour Bahrami
  Guillermo Pérez Roldán
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1989 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Slobodan Živojinović   Kevin Curren
  David Pate
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Javier Sánchez   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Javier Sánchez   Petr Korda
  Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay   Javier Sánchez   Juan Carlos Baguena
  Omar Camporese
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1991 Schenectady, US Hard   Emilio Sánchez   Javier Sánchez
  Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 1991 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Jaime Oncins   Jorge Lozano
  Cássio Motta
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Javier Sánchez   Ivan Lendl
  Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4

Performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

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

DoublesEdit

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

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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