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Pablo Carreño Busta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo kaˈreɲo ˈβusta];[a][3] born 12 July 1991) is a Spanish professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 56 (as of 21 May 2019) in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and reached a career high of No. 10 on 11 September 2017.

Pablo Carreño Busta
Pablo Carreño Busta at 2014 Madrid Open.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 28)
Gijón, Spain
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSamuel López
Cesar Fábregas
Prize moneyUS$7,927,209 [1]
Singles
Career record148–140 (51.4% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 10 (11 September 2017)
Current rankingNo. 53 (15 July 2019)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2018, 2019)
French OpenQF (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
US OpenSF (2017)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2017)
Doubles
Career record77–73 (51.3% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 16 (17 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 146 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
French Open2R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016, 2018)
US OpenF (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup3–4 (42.9%)
Last updated on: 1 June 2019.

Contents

CareerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Carreño Busta reached as high as No. 6 in the combined junior world rankings in February 2009.[4]

Pro tourEdit

He recently cracked the sads at the Australian Open, although his first appearance in an ATP tour tournament was in Barcelona in 2011, where he lost in the first round to Benoît Paire.[5]

He has reached 18 singles finals competing in ITF Futures tournaments; and won eleven of these: one in 2009,[6] one in 2010,[7][8] three in 2011,[9][10][11] and six in 2013.[12][13][14][15][16][17] He also won two challenger titles from two finals in 2011, and at this point reached a career high singles ranking of no. 133.[5] He missed the majority of the 2012 season due to injury, and underwent surgery on his back later that year.[18] Carreño returned to action towards the latter stages of 2012, after five months of recovery, and played in four Futures tournaments to end the year, all of which were in Morocco, although he did not progress past the semi-final stage in any of the four.[19] He ended the year with a singles ranking of No. 715.[19]

After a strong start to the opening three months of 2013, winning 42 out of 43 matches on the ITF Circuit, Carreño Busta entered the qualification stage of the 2013 Grand Prix Hassan II in April, held in Casablanca, Morocco.[5] He won his three qualifying matches, and then proceeded to beat first seed and two-time Grand Prix Hassan II champion, Pablo Andújar, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3.[20] He lost in the following round to eventual runner-up, Kevin Anderson.[21] Later on that month, Carreño Busta reached the semi-final stage of the 2013 Portugal Open, again progressing through the qualification rounds, before ultimately losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in three sets.[22]

Carreño Busta participated in his first ever grand slam tournament when he was a qualifier at the 2013 French Open. He won his three qualification matches, before losing to Roger Federer in straight sets in the opening round.[23]

2016: Breakthrough and first ATP singles titlesEdit

In April, Carreño Busta reached his second ATP final at ATP Estoril after defeating Benoît Paire. He was defeated in the finals by compatriot Nicolás Almagro. In August, he won his first ever ATP singles title at the Winston-Salem Open, defeating compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut in the final. This meant he also entered the top 40 of the ATP Rankings for the first time at world No. 39.

2017: Strong Grand Slam results, Top 10 & ATP Finals debutEdit

After a quarterfinal appearance in Sydney, Carreño Busta reached the third round of the Australian Open losing to Denis Istomin.[24] He also made the semifinals of the doubles alongside Guillermo García López.[25] In Buenos Aires, he lost to the eventual champion Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the semifinals.[26] The following week, Carreño Busta reached his first ATP 500 final at the Rio Open, saving a match point against rising teen Casper Ruud en route[27] before losing to Dominic Thiem.[28] However, he won the doubles title with Pablo Cuevas.[28] In Brasil, he fell to Cuevas, his doubles partner, the two-time defending and eventual champion in the semifinals.[29]

At the BNP Paribas Open in March, Carreño Busta avenged his defeat to Cuevas, saving two match points in the process to advance to his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinal[30] where he lost to world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.[31] As a result, he rose to a new career high of world No. 19. He received a first round bye at the Miami Open but was upset by Federico Delbonis in the second. In Spain's quarterfinal Davis Cup tie against Serbia, he lost both of his matches to Viktor Troicki in singles and to Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić in doubles.

Carreño Busta began his clay season at the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he lost to world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in three sets in the third round.[32] He reached the same round in Barcelona, losing to lucky loser Yuichi Sugita who had defeated Tommy Robredo and Richard Gasquet in the first two rounds.[33] After early losses in Madrid and Rome, Carreño Busta played his maiden grand slam quarterfinal at the French Open, upsetting eleventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets[34] and fifth seed Milos Raonic in five sets en route.[35] At the US Open he made his first grand slam semifinal without dropping a set, beating Diego Schwartzman at the quarterfinal stage.[36]. He then got a chance to serve as an Alternate for the 2017 ATP Finals. He played in replacement of Rafael Nadal after he withdrew from playing his first round. He then went on lose to Dominic Thiem in 3 sets and to the eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov. His year end ranking was No.10.

2018Edit

At the Australian Open, Busta defeated Jason Kubler, Gilles Simon, and Gilles Müller to advance to the fourth round, where he lost in a close four set match to eventual finalist Marin Čilić. At the Miami Masters, Busta was seeded 16th. He defeated Denis Istomin, Steve Johnson, 31st seed Fernando Verdasco, and sixth seed Kevin Anderson, before losing to fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the semifinals.

Busta the reached the semifinals of a second consecutive Masters at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He defeated Benoît Paire, Adrian Mannarino, and upset second seed Grigor Dimitrov before losing to unseeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals. He then reached the semifinals of a third consecutive tournament at the Estoril Open before losing to Frances Tiafoe. After suffering an opening round loss at the Madrid Masters to Borna Ćorić. He followed this up with a quarterfinal appearance at the Rome Masters, losing to Marin Čilić. In the third round of the French Open, he was defeated by Marco Cecchinato.

At Wimbledon, Busta was upset in the first round by unseeded Moldovan Radu Albot.

At the Cincinnati Masters, Busta made the quarterfinals where he was defeated again by Marin Čilić. He then reached the semifinals of the Winston-Salem Open, defeating 16th seed Peter Gojowczyk and sixth seed Chung Hyeon before losing to eighth seed Steve Johnson. At the US Open, Busta was upset by João Sousa in the second round. He suffered opening round losses at both the Shanghai and Paris Masters.

2019Edit

Busta opened his 2019 season at the Auckland Open, facing David Ferrer, who retired just two games into the match. He was then defeated in a close three set match against Jan-Lennard Struff.

At the Australian Open, Busta was seeded 23rd. He defeated Luca Vanni, Ilya Ivashka, and 12th seed Fabio Fognini to reach the fourth round, where he faced Kei Nishikori. Busta narrowly won the first two sets before losing a close third set tiebreak. Nishikori took the fourth, and the fifth eventually proceeded to a tiebreaker. Busta led the tiebreak until 8–5, when a late call from a linesperson sparked an argument between Busta and the umpire. Ultimately, Nishikori was awarded the point, and went on to win the next four points, winning the tiebreak 10–8. The match had lasted over five hours. After the match, Busta refused to shake the umpire's hand, and threw his bag onto the court before leaving the stadium amidst a booing crowd. In a post-match conference, he apologized for his outburst.

Personal lifeEdit

Carreño Busta was born in Gijón to parents Alfonso and María Antonia and has two sisters, Lucía and Alicia. He currently resides in Barcelona, although he trains at the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy in Alicante.[37]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2016 US Open Hard   Guillermo García-López   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2018 Rome Clay   João Sousa   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–3, 4–6, [4–10]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–3)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2016 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay   Pablo Cuevas 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2016 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay   Nicolás Almagro 7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Roberto Bautista Agut 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Win 2–2 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Fabio Fognini 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Feb 2017 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay   Dominic Thiem 5–7, 4–6
Win 3–3 May 2017 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay   Gilles Müller 6–2, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–5)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2016 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay   Guillermo Durán   Thomaz Bellucci
  Marcelo Demoliner
7–5, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay   David Marrero   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Loss 1–2 Feb 2016 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay   David Marrero   Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 1–6, [5–10]
Loss 1–3 Sep 2016 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard   Guillermo García-López   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Oct 2016 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard   Mariusz Fyrstenberg   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
6–7(2–7), 5–7
Win 2–4 Oct 2016 China Open, China 500 Series Hard   Rafael Nadal   Jack Sock
  Bernard Tomic
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]
Win 3–4 Feb 2017 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Hard   Pablo Cuevas   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 3–5 May 2018 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay   João Sousa   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–3, 4–6, [4–10]

Challenger & Futures singles finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (11)
Futures (12)

Wins (23)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 27 June 2009 Melilla F22
ITF FU
Hard
  Andoni Vivanco-Guzmán 6–4, 6–4
2. 9 April 2010 Madrid F11
ITF FU
Hard
  Kārlis Lejnieks 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
3. 23 January 2011 Mallorca F2
ITF FU
Clay
  Pedro Clar-Roselló 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
4. 13 February 2011 Murcia F5
ITF FU
Clay
  Pablo Santos 1–0, ret.
5. 29 May 2011 Alessandria CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Roberto Bautista-Agut 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
6. 13 August 2011 Irun F28
ITF FU
Clay
  Martín Alund 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
7. 4 September 2011 Città di Como CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Andreas Beck 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
8. 27 January 2013 Turkey F3
ITF FU
Hard
  Toni Androić 6–3, 6–2
9. 10 February 2013 Spain F1
ITF FU
Clay
  Alessio di Mauro 6–1, 6–1
10. 17 February 2013 Spain F2
ITF FU
Clay
  Taro Daniel 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
11. 24 February 2013 Spain F3
ITF FU
Clay
  Roberto Carballés Baena 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–3
12. 2 March 2013 Spain F4
ITF FU
Clay
  Roberto Carballés Baena 6–1, 6–0
13. 17 March 2013 Spain F6
ITF FU
Clay
  Jordi Samper Montaña 2–6, 6–1, 7–6
14. 24 March 2013 Spain F7
ITF FU
Carpet
  Roberto Carballés Baena 6–3, 6–7, 6–3
15. 22 June 2013 Tanger CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Mikhail Kukushkin 6–2, 4–1 ret.
16. 4 August 2013 El Espinar CH
ATP CH +H
Hard
  Albano Olivetti 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
17. 18 August 2013 Cordenons CH
ATP CH +H
Hard
  Grégoire Burquier 6–4, 6–4
18. 1 September 2013 Città di Como CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Dominic Thiem 6–2, 5–7, 6–0
19. 15 June 2014 Città di Caltanissetta CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Facundo Bagnis 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
20. 21 June 2014 Mohammedia CH
ATP CH
Clay
  Daniel Muñoz de la Nava 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–2
21. 14 September 2014 Seville CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Taro Daniel 6–4, 6–1
22. 21 June 2015 Perugia CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Matteo Viola 6–2, 6–2
23. 19 July 2015 Poznań CH
ATP CH +H
Clay
  Radu Albot 6–4, 6–4

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2019 French Open.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L Win%
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R 4R 4R 8–6 57%
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 3R 3R 10–7 59%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0–4 0%
US Open A A A 3R 2R 3R SF 2R 11–5 69%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 2–4 3–4 11–3 6–4 5–2 29–22 57%
ATP Finals
ATP Finals A A A A A A RR A 0–2 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A 1R 1R 2R SF 4R A 6–5 55%
Miami A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R SF A 4–5 44%
Monte Carlo A A A 3R 1R 2R 3R A A 5–4 56%
Madrid A A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1–5 17%
Rome A A A 1R Q1 A 2R QF 1R 4–4 50%
Toronto / Montreal A A A A A A 2R 2R 2–2 50%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R 3R QF 5–3 62%
Shanghai A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 0–3 0%
Paris A A Q2 A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1–4 20%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–5 0–4 4–7 9–9 13–8 0–2 28–35 44%
Career Statistics
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 1 0 7 25 25 28 24 21 8 139
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 6
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 7–7 13–25 14–25 41–26 36–26 31–22 6–8 148–140 51%
Year-end Ranking 136 654 64 51 67 30 10 23 51.39%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 3R 2R 3R SF 3R 3R 13–6
French Open A 2R 2R 1R A 1R 2–3
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A 1R 0–3
US Open 1R 1R F 1R A 5–4
Win–loss 2–2 2–4 8–4 4–2 2–2 2–2 20–16

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Pablo is currently 3–25 (.107) against top 10 players. He got his first win against a top 10 player after 17 attempts.

Season 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score PCB Rank
2017
1.   Milos Raonic 6 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 8–6 21
2018
2.   Kevin Anderson 8 Miami, United States Hard QF 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(8–6) 19
3.   Grigor Dimitrov 5 Barcelona, Spain Clay QF 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 11

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Busta is pronounced [ˈbusta].

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit