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Old 11-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #31
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Default Re: One-time wonders - Roberto Carretero - Hamburg 1996 champion

He played doubles couple of years ago, with Moya I think.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:22 PM   #32
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #33
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The most impressive two-time-wonder I remember is Yahiya Doumbia from Senegal. He won both Lyon 1988 and Bordeuax 1995 as a qualifier. He was ranked around 450 when he won Lyon and 280 when he won Bordeaux. I think he never was ranked in the top 200 outside the two years when he carried the points from his two titles. This is his ATP-profile.
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^ Yeah, Doumbia is one of the most enigmatic players in the Open Era
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The most impressive two-time-wonder I remember is Yahiya Doumbia from Senegal. He won both Lyon 1988 and Bordeuax 1995 as a qualifier. He was ranked around 450 when he won Lyon and 280 when he won Bordeaux. I think he never was ranked in the top 200 outside the two years when he carried the points from his two titles. This is his ATP-profile.
I went to the ATP site, and I see there is no photo, but still, Getty has copyrighted his silhouette! Some greedy corporations! They can now copyright silhouettes of people too.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:45 PM   #37
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I went to the ATP site, and I see there is no photo, but still, Getty has copyrighted his silhouette! Some greedy corporations! They can now copyright silhouettes of people too.
This must have something to do with his enigmatic personality.
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The original Carretero thread. I just came across a copy of his win against Hamburg against Corretja, once the off season starts I will upload some highlights to youtube.

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interesting thing about carretero was that he had his rackets strung at something likr 99lbs
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I remember watching that final, very cool reaction from Alex at the end
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that's how Roberto looks nowadays
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Bump, I was watching the above youtube video of the final. Amazing run...
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Are you talking to me?

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Roberto is the best "one-hit-wonder" the tour has seen.
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