ECU F5 - Alejandro Gomez Estrada
Over the opening two weeks of August, the ITF Pro Circuit was on the South American continent for back-to-back Men’s Futures tournaments in the city of Guayaquil.
One famous face seen around these two tournaments was that of 1990 Roland Garros singles champion Andres Gomez who was acting as the Tournament Director for both weeks.
Two of Gomez’s sons, Emilio and Alejandro, were also onsite competing in the hope of adding to the Gomez family winner’s trophy cabinet. Unfortunately for them, they did not quite pull this off, although Emilio came very close in the doubles competition during the first week. With his partner, Julio-Cesar Campozano, they were defeated in the title match on a final set match-tiebreak.
Emilio could also claim that his quests for the singles titles were only ended by defeat to the eventual runner-up in both weeks. In week one he lost out to his doubles partner Julio-Cesar Campozano and followed that up with a loss to Ivan Endara in week two.
16-year-old Alejandro suffered with opening round defeats in both weeks as a Wild Card entrant but the experience should serve him well in what were only his second and third career appearances in singles main draws on the ITF Pro Circuit.