Roberto Carretero

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Roberto Carretero
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Andorra
Born (1975-08-30) 30 August 1975 (age 42)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach Marcos Górriz
Prize money $680,211
Career record 23–45
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 58 (13 May 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1997)
French Open 2R (1997)
US Open 2R (1996)
Career record 2–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 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]

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)
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 Hamburg Masters, Hamburg, 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
1. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Hamburg, Germany Clay SF 7–5, 6–2

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