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Qualifier Ugo Carabelli wins first ever super tiebreak at French Open

Argentina’s Camilo Ugo Carabelli became the first man ever to win a deciding-set tiebreak at the French Open on Sunday

Ugo Carabelli Imago / Panoramic

Argentinian Camilo Ugo Carabelli made history at the French Open on Sunday as he won the first ever deciding-set tiebreak in the tournament’s history.

The world No 154 upset Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) at Stade Roland-Garros and will face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime next.

All four Grand Slams are using the 10-point final-set tiebreak at 6-6 for the first time this year and it’s the first time the French Open has ever used the tiebreak to decide matches.

When the two men got to 6-6 in the fifth, Carabelli didn’t know what was going on.”

“No, I ask the referee when I won my game on serve, I asked him if it was 10 points, seven, I didn’t know nothing. I didn’t read nothing – a lot of mail about Roland-Garros, I didn’t read anything. But I like it. I thought it was a bit long, but no, I like it.”

Earlier in the tournament, the 22-year-old Argentinian won against Yuichi Sugita (6-4, 6-4), American Ernesto Escobedo (4-1 ret.) and Alexander Ritschard (7-6 [6], 6-2) in the qualifying event.

Paris (Grand Slam): Other first-round results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, most recent results first):

  • Alexander Zverev beat Sebastian Ofner: 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
  • Albert Ramos Vinolas beat Thanasi Kokkinakis: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 [5]
  • Karen Khachanov beat Nuno Borges: 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Fabio Fognini beat Alexei Popyrin: 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina: 2-6, 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
  • Pablo Cuevas beat Jenson Brooksby: 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio: 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
  • John Isner beat Quentin Halys: 7-6 [3], 4-6, 7-6 [1], 7-6 [6]
  • Botic van de Zandschulp beat Pavel Kotov: 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Gregoire Barrere beat Taro Daniel: 3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Diego Schwartzman beat Andrey Kuznetsov: 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
  • Hugo Dellien beat Dominic Thiem: 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Jaume Munar beat Daniel Altmaier: 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Borna Coric beat Carlos Taberner: 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
  • Grigor Dimitrov beat Marcos Giron: 6-1, 6-1, 6-1
  • Aljaz Bedene beat Christopher O’Connell: 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 [5], 6-1
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