Carlos' Catch: Chair Umpire Shows Silky Hands In Vienna

Outstanding catch takes place during Wednesday action

Andrey Rublev and Alexander Bublik weren’t the only people showing off their athleticism on court on Wednesday at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

With Bublik serving at 0-2, 15/0 in the final set, an errant forehand from Rublev floated into the air and well wide. Chair umpire Carlos Bernardes got more involved in the action than he anticipated and caught the ball from his courtside seat, sparking a round of applause from the centre court crowd.

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Bublik may have won that battle, but it was Rublev who won the war by prevailing in a third-set tie-break to reach the second round.

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