Luis Herrera (tennis)

Luis Enrique Herrera ( born August 27, 1971 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican tennis player.


Herrera won several national Mexican youth title in 1988 and performed at position 9 of the Junior World Ranking. In 1989, he was with Mark Knowles in the doubles final of the junior tournament, the French Open. After he had played in 1988 on the ATP Challenger Tour and won the doubles competition of San Luis Potosí Challenger, 1989 he became a professional tennis player. He could defend his doubles title, the following year he failed at the side of Guillermo Pérez- Roldán in the final. Reach him, but individual title at the Challenger tournaments in Manaus and Ilheus. 1992 was his most successful year, he reached in Armacao dos Buzios to the first and only time the final of an ATP tournament, but lost Jaime Oncins. On the Challenger Tour he won the individual title in São Paulo, Ixtapa and Pontevedra, and for the third time the doubles competition of San Luis Potosí.

After a shoulder surgery he could not participate in the game long operation in 1994, but once again reached the doubles final of San Luis Potosí. In the years 1993 and 1994, he also was in the singles final of the tournament, but lost against Horst Skoff each and Nicolás Pereira in three sets. In 1997, he played in his home town on the side of Mariano Sánchez his first and only doubles final on the ATP World Tour. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1992 with position 49 in the singles and in 1989 with position 117 in doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of Wimbledon 1992. In the doubles competition, he pushed one time in the third round of the French Open before.

Herrera played between 1990 and 1999 36 single and four double batches for the Mexican Davis Cup team. His greatest successes with the team were the Erstrundenteilnahmen in the World Group in 1991 and 1997. During the brief 2-3 defeat against the USA, he won his singles match against Jim Courier, the second match against Brad Gilbert went narrowly lost in five sets. After the renewed first-round from 1997 against Italy Mexico met in the relegation to Germany. Herrera lost his singles match against Boris Becker, and Jens Knippschild each clearly in three sets.


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