| 27 August 1971 (age 44)
Mexico City, Mexico (1971-08-27) |
No. 49 (9 November 1992)
Luis Herrera (tennis) Wikipedia
Luis-Enrique Herrera (born 27 August 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Mexico.
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.
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.
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.