Pablo Carreno-Busta wins first career challenger in Alessandria

Ad Wim
05-29-2011, 06:11 PM
Forget RG, there is a new star on the horizon.
Guy is having a great year so far, but this is the absolute high, where does it go?! At least to top 200 after RG.

05-29-2011, 06:16 PM
guy can surely play and next year we might see him in top 100

had 2 brainfarts in semis and in the final though
in the semis risked losing the final set from 5-0 up (6-4 in the end with BP saved in the last game)
today he served for it at 5-4, got broken, then broke again

05-29-2011, 06:18 PM
Is the match over yet?!

Ad Wim
05-29-2011, 06:20 PM
Saw some patches of his matches this week, and he looks to have a powerful game. Big serve, big groundies. And an attacking style, hits the net on lots of occassions. Looks like a welcome entry in the top 200.

05-29-2011, 06:52 PM
yeah not a long time ago Spanish posters worried about the future of Spanish tennis

well, surely this guy and Marti

Pablo has been winning the challenger forum residents' hearts for 2 consecutive weeks :p

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 07:52 PM
With as little as he has to defend and how he's thus far played this season, I think he could make Australia direct. I'm a believer in his ability, but I'm not 100% sold yet in terms of the top of the game. He does have a good game, though, and a game that is translatable for other courts outside of clay.

05-29-2011, 07:52 PM
Carreño is a good last name, good luck to him. Him and Martí should do it for spanish tennis.

Martí plays a lot like Gasquet, it's uncanny.

Henry Chinaski
05-29-2011, 08:21 PM
have yet to see the guy play but busta sure is a great name for headline writers

05-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Fantastic year for Carreño. Now he's 39-10 and will reach top 200, climbed near 150 positions in 5 months :eek:

05-29-2011, 08:29 PM
he won then. he lost the first set didn't he?

05-29-2011, 08:29 PM
congrats to the guy :yeah:

05-29-2011, 08:36 PM
he won then. he lost the first set didn't he?
36 63 75

05-29-2011, 08:56 PM
3rd teenager with Challenger crown this year, after Grigor and Ryan

Sham Kay Adams
05-29-2011, 09:05 PM
All power to the lad, can see him doing well at ATP level.

05-29-2011, 09:07 PM
Is he Spanish? Great. Bravo, well done! :worship: :yeah:

05-29-2011, 09:18 PM
Well done, Pablo! Just keep it up :yeah: