The Argentinian from qualifying beats Karatsev in five sets

Carabelli the next opponent of world number 9 Félix Auger-Aliassime

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Paris, France) – In his first participation in a Grand Slam main draw, Argentinian Camilo Ugo Carabelli achieved an excellent result. He defeated Aslan Karatsev, former top 15 and current 41st in the rankings, in a match in five sets, with partials of 6/3, 4/6, 6/4, 3/6 and 7/6 (10-5) in a match lasting 4 hours and 17 minutes this Sunday.

In qualifying, Carabelli beat Japanese Yuichi Sugita, American Ernesto Escobedo and Swiss Alexander Ritschard without losing sets. The 22-year-old Argentinian, ranked 155th, hadn’t even played an ATP main draw in his career, but he has had good campaigns in challenger tournaments this year, a final in Santa Cruz and a title in Buenos Aires.

Carabelli is one of 11 Argentines in the men’s main draw at Roland Garros and against Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime, world number 9, in the second round. Another Argentinian to win this Sunday’s heat was Diego Schwartzman. The lucky loser Juan Ignacio Londero was overtaken by Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Karatsev follows with just nine wins this season. He started the year with a good campaign in Sydney, where he won. Elected player who has evolved the most last season on the circuit, the 28-year-old tennis player comes from early eliminations during the season on clay, also falling during his debuts in Monte-Carlo, Belgrade, Madrid and Lyon, and in the second round. in Rome. Moreover, he will be absent from Wimbledon due to the sporting sanctions imposed on Russian and Belarusian players.

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