Roberto Carretero

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Roberto Carretero
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceAndorra
Born (1975-08-30) 30 August 1975 (age 43)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachMarcos Górriz
Prize money$680,211
Singles
Career record23–45
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 58 (13 May 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
French Open2R (1997)
US Open2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record2–6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 697 (24 July 2000)

Roberto Carretero (born 30 August 1975) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. He won one singles title, the 1996 Hamburg AMS.

Tennis career[edit]

Carretero, a former junior French Open Champion, shocked the tennis world by winning the title in Hamburg as a virtually unknown player ranked only 143. En route to the title he defeated two top 100 players, two top 20 players (Washington and Boetsch), and most notably, Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semi-finals, and Àlex Corretja in the final. After winning the title, Carretero lost in the first round of Roland Garros and did not have any significant results other than winning a Challenger tournament held in Sopot, Poland in 1999.

He retired from professional tennis after the 2001 season.

ATP career finals (1-0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1996 Hamburg Masters, Germany Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1996
1. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Hamburg, Germany Clay SF 7–5, 6–2

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