Pablo Carreño Busta
Carreño Busta at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||12 July 1991|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Samuel López |
|Prize money||US$ 9,498,598 |
|Career record||178–159 (52.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (11 September 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 25 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2018, 2019)|
|French Open||QF (2017)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)|
|US Open||SF (2017)|
|Tour Finals||RR (2017)|
|Career record||87–80 (52.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (17 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 105 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2015, 2016)|
|US Open||F (2016)|
|Davis Cup||W (2019)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
Pablo Carreño Busta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo kaˈreɲo ˈβusta];[a] born 12 July 1991) is a Spanish professional tennis player who is ranked world No. 30 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and reached a career high of No. 10 on 11 September 2017.
Carreño Busta reached as high as No. 6 in the combined junior world rankings in February 2009.
He has reached 18 singles finals competing in ITF Futures tournaments; and won eleven of these: one in 2009, one in 2010, three in 2011, and six in 2013. He also won two challenger titles from two finals in 2011, and at this point reached a career high singles ranking of no. 133. He missed the majority of the 2012 season due to injury, and underwent surgery on his back later that year. 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. He ended the year with a singles ranking of No. 715.
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. 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. He lost in the following round to eventual runner-up, Kevin Anderson. 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.
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.
2016: Breakthrough, first titles, US Open doubles final
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 debut
After a quarterfinal appearance in Sydney, Carreño Busta reached the third round of the Australian Open losing to Denis Istomin. He also made the semifinals of the doubles alongside Guillermo García López. In Buenos Aires, he lost to the eventual champion Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the semifinals. 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 before losing to Dominic Thiem. However, he won the doubles title with Pablo Cuevas. In Brasil, he fell to Cuevas, his doubles partner, the two-time defending and eventual champion in the semifinals.
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 where he lost to world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets. 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. 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. 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 and fifth seed Milos Raonic in five sets en route. At the US Open he made his first grand slam semifinal without dropping a set, beating Diego Schwartzman at the quarterfinal stage. 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.
2018: First Masters doubles final, two top-10 wins
At the Australian Open, Carreño 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, Carreño 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.
Carreño 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 the Cincinnati Masters, Carreño 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, Carreño Busta was upset by João Sousa in the second round. He suffered opening round losses at both the Shanghai and Paris Masters.
2019: Fourth ATP title and Davis Cup champion
At the Australian Open, Carreño 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. Carreño 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. Carreño Busta led the tiebreak until 8–5, when a late call from a linesperson sparked an argument between Carreño 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, Carreño 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.
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.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2016||US Open||Hard||Guillermo García-López|| Jamie Murray
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||2018||Rome||Clay||João Sousa|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|6–3, 4–6, [4–10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)
|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)|
|Win||4–3||Sep 2019||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Alexander Bublik||6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
Doubles: 8 (3 titles, 5 runners-up)
|Win||1–0||Feb 2016||Ecuador Open, Ecuador||250 Series||Clay||Guillermo Durán|| Thomaz Bellucci
|Loss||1–1||Feb 2016||Rio Open, Brazil||500 Series||Clay||David Marrero|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Loss||1–2||Feb 2016||Brasil Open, Brazil||250 Series||Clay||David Marrero|| Julio Peralta
|6–4, 1–6, [5–10]|
|Loss||1–3||Sep 2016||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Guillermo García-López|| Jamie Murray
|Loss||1–4||Oct 2016||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Mariusz Fyrstenberg|| Raven Klaasen
|Win||2–4||Oct 2016||China Open, China||500 Series||Hard||Rafael Nadal|| Jack Sock
|6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]|
|Win||3–4||Feb 2017||Rio Open, Brazil||500 Series||Hard||Pablo Cuevas|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|6–4, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Loss||3–5||May 2018||Italian Open, Italy||Masters 1000||Clay||João Sousa|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|6–3, 4–6, [4–10]|
Challenger & Futures singles finals
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||27 June 2009||Melilla F22
|Andoni Vivanco-Guzmán||6–4, 6–4|
|2.||9 April 2010||Madrid F11
|Kārlis Lejnieks||7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|3.||23 January 2011||Mallorca F2
|Pedro Clar-Roselló||2–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|4.||13 February 2011||Murcia F5
|Pablo Santos||1–0, ret.|
|5.||29 May 2011||Alessandria CH
ATP CH +H
|Roberto Bautista-Agut||3–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|6.||13 August 2011||Irun F28
|Martín Alund||6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4|
|7.||4 September 2011||Città di Como CH
ATP CH +H
|Andreas Beck||6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|8.||27 January 2013||Turkey F3
|Toni Androić||6–3, 6–2|
|9.||10 February 2013||Spain F1
|Alessio di Mauro||6–1, 6–1|
|10.||17 February 2013||Spain F2
|Taro Daniel||6–3, 5–7, 6–1|
|11.||24 February 2013||Spain F3
|Roberto Carballés Baena||6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–3|
|12.||2 March 2013||Spain F4
|Roberto Carballés Baena||6–1, 6–0|
|13.||17 March 2013||Spain F6
|Jordi Samper Montaña||2–6, 6–1, 7–6|
|14.||24 March 2013||Spain F7
|Roberto Carballés Baena||6–3, 6–7, 6–3|
|15.||22 June 2013||Tanger CH
ATP CH +H
|Mikhail Kukushkin||6–2, 4–1 ret.|
|16.||4 August 2013||El Espinar CH
ATP CH +H
|Albano Olivetti||6–4, 7–6(7–2)|
|17.||18 August 2013||Cordenons CH
ATP CH +H
|Grégoire Burquier||6–4, 6–4|
|18.||1 September 2013||Città di Como CH
ATP CH +H
|Dominic Thiem||6–2, 5–7, 6–0|
|19.||15 June 2014||Città di Caltanissetta CH
ATP CH +H
|Facundo Bagnis||4–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|20.||21 June 2014||Mohammedia CH
|Daniel Muñoz de la Nava||7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–2|
|21.||14 September 2014||Seville CH
ATP CH +H
|Taro Daniel||6–4, 6–1|
|22.||21 June 2015||Perugia CH
ATP CH +H
|Matteo Viola||6–2, 6–2|
|23.||19 July 2015||Poznań CH
ATP CH +H
|Radu Albot||6–4, 6–4|
Current through the 2019 Vienna Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Toronto / Montreal||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||A||2–2||50%|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Wins over top 10 players
Pablo is currently 4–28 (.125) against top 10 players. He got his first win against a top 10 player after 17 attempts.
|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|
|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|
|4.||Fabio Fognini||10||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||QF||3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)||59|
- In isolation, Busta is pronounced [ˈbusta].
- "ATP Prize Money Leaders" (PDF).
- ATP Rankings
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- ITF Juniors Profile
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- Muñoz y Carreño, en la final del Futures El Periódico de Aragón, 28 March 2010
- "Spain F2 Futures – 2011". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Spain F5 Futures – 2011". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Spain F28 Futures – 2011". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Turkey F3 Futures – 2013". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
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- "Spain F4 Futures – 2013". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
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- "Flawless! Carreno Busta Through To US Open SFs". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- "Pablo Carreno Busta | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- Pablo Carreño Busta at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Pablo Carreño Busta at the International Tennis Federation
- Pablo Carreño Busta at the Davis Cup
- Pablo Carreño Busta on TeniSpain.com
- Pablo Carreño Busta on IMDb
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