French Open 1990
Andres Gomez was a hero in his home country of Ecuador when he became the first man from that country to win a Grand Slam title in the twilight of his career. Gomez made his Grand Slam debut at the 1979 US Open where he lost in the second round to Victor Pecci in straight sets. At the French Open in 1984 Gomez lost in the quarters to Ivan Lendl in four sets. At Wimbledon he lost in the quarters to Pat Cash in four sets. At the US Open Gomez beat Vitas Gerulaitis in the fourth round in straight sets before losing to Lendl in straight sets in the quarters. Lendl again proved the stumbling block in the quarters of the French Open in 1986, this time in four sets. At the 1987 French Open Gomez came back from two sets to love down to beat Emilio Sanchez in the fourth round before losing to Lendl in the quarters in four sets. Gomez had recently turned 30 when the 1990 French Open began. Few expected him to win the tournament but he overcame Thomas Muster in straight sets in the semis and Andre Agassi in four sets in the final to take his first Grand Slam title. He made his last Grand Slam appearance at the French Open in 1992, where he lost in the second round to Lars Jonsson in four sets.
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HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: A.Agassi 1-0, B.Borg 0-1, P.Cash 0-1, J.Connors 0-2, V.Gerulaitis 1-0, I.Lendl 0-5, J.McEnroe 0-1, T.Muster 1-0, S.Smith 0-1, M.Stich 1-0, M.Wilander 0-1
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