10 Things: Pablo Carreno-Busta
1. Barcelona Boy:
Carreno-Busta was born in Gijon, Spain on July 7th, 1991. He currently resides in Barcelona.
2. Early Days:
Pablo took up tennis at age six in his native Gijon. He later moved to Barcelona to train at a tennis academy there.
3. Turning Pro:
After good success on the junior circuit, Carreno-Busta turned pro in 2009. He competed on the ITF circuit and won five titles in 2011.
4. Main Draw Debut:
He made his ATP main draw debut also in 2011 at Barcelona where he lost to Benoit Paire in three sets.
5. Setback and Surgery:
By the end of 2011, Carreno-Busta had achieved a career high ranking of No. 136. But midway through the 2012 season, he was forced to stop playing and have back surgery. Carreno-Busta was unable to play for eight months and only returned to competing near the end of the year.
6. Hot Streak:
Carreno-Busta came back to tennis with a vengeance this year on the ITF circuit. Playing almost exclusively in Spain, Carreno-Busta won 38 matches over the course of two months by reaching eight Futures finals and winning seven titles.
7. Carreno in Casablanca:
Having qualified for the ATP 250 event in Casablanca this week, Carreno-Busta went onto upset defending champion Pablo Andujar to increase his win streak to 39. But his run came to an end today with Kevin Anderson taking out the Spainard in the second round 6-3, 6-3.
8. Spanish Idol:
Carreno-Busta said in an interview with Marca a few years ago that his favorite player of all time was Juan Carlos Ferrero.
9. Favorite Surface and Shot:
Clay and his two-handed backhand.
10. Social Savvy:
Keep track of Carreno-Busta on Twitter @pablocarreno91
or on his Facebook page
which he often updates including after today's loss when he wrote "I lost today against Anderson 2:0, but i wasn't play so bad..Next time i will be better