Roberto Carretero

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Roberto Carretero
Country (sports)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Residence Andorra
Born (1975-08-30) 30 August 1975 (age 45)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach Marcos Górriz
Prize money $680,211
Career record23–45
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 58 (13 May 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1997)
French Open 2R (1997)
US Open 2R (1996)
Career record2–6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 697 (24 July 2000)

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


Tennis career

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)

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)
Win May 1996 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg Àlex Corretja 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4

Wins over top 10 players

1. Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Hamburg, GermanyClaySF7–5, 6–2

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