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Ad Wim 03-21-2011 04:34 PM

Pablo Carreno-Busta
Is this the new Nadal?
19 years old and 22-3 on the year. Won 2 futures and reached 2 finals. Last week got to the QF of Rabat, winning against Korolev and Di Mauro.

Anyone knows him better?

Springer89 03-22-2011 11:34 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
I've been following Pablito since he took a set from Filip in 2008 and I'm his fan since spring 2009.

Saw him playing once - Meknes Challenger last year QF match against Lamine(? IIRC). I liked his game and I think he played first set really, really well. Till today I can't figure out what happened in the second, but it was like some other player stepped on court.

Highest ITF rank 6. Some junior highlights (singles titles only):
2007 U18 G5 1st Torneo ITF Junior Benicarlo (Clay)
2007 U16 Champion of Spain (Hard)
2007 U16 Eddie Herr Winner (Hard)
2008 U18 G3 6th SFAX ITF Junior Tournament (Hard)
2008 U18 G1 International Junior Tournament of Offenbach/Main (Clay)
2009 U18 G1 Optus Nottinghill International (Hard)

In 2009 improved from unranked to 515. Currently at career high - 272.

Is he the new Nadal? No.

Ad Wim 03-23-2011 10:54 AM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Thanks for sharing. Of course 'the new Nadal' was kind of a joke, there will never be a new Nadal.
But if he continues to get results like he is having now, he will be in top 150 pretty soon.

Remarkable that there are quite a lot of HC-titles in your list. This year he has only played on clay.
So he is an allcourt player?

Springer89 03-26-2011 03:21 PM

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His favorite surface is hard but his results are slightly better on clay... I think he will be equally good on both.

Springer89 04-02-2011 08:26 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Pablito's playing ATP250 Casablanca qualifications this week and won today first round match against 8th seed Jan Hernych. :clap2:

Keep going, Pablito!

Springer89 04-09-2011 04:18 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Two qualy matches in Rome challenger today.
Won comfortably first one with 61 62, second one is about to start.

Good luck!

Sombrerero loco 04-12-2011 10:57 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
no fans in here?=(

Marita_Matthäus 04-12-2011 11:15 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta

Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco (Post 10932249)
no fans in here?=(

He has fans :wavey: I like him, and as far as I can tell Springer89 is his biggest fan in here ;)

Ad Wim 04-14-2011 08:00 AM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Too bad he lost to Schoorel in a very tight match. But these things happen. Schooorel is a pretty good challenger player to which he can lose.
Good luck in next tournament, although I do not know which one. He is not in the EL of Napoli.
Maybe WC to Barcelona qualis?

Springer89 04-14-2011 04:38 PM

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Agree. Losing 6-7(6) in third to 2 years older, 120 spots better ranked, 2.03m tall lefthander is nothing to be ashamed of.


Maybe WC to Barcelona qualis?
He was given one last year, can't think of a reason why not giving him one this year.

Marita_Matthäus 04-15-2011 12:53 AM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
I've just came across this article, and I found it interesting 'cause I had no idea who is coaching Carreno:


Quiero destacar el buen inicio de año y de relación profesional que Carreño y Javier Duarte están desarrollando nada más y nada menos que dos campeones y una final. También aprovechar para demostrar mi admiración a Duarte y más en este Post en el que estamos hablando de conseguir objetivos en definitiva éxitos o títulos nada más y nada menos que 34 títulos ATP como Coach (Corretja, Berasategui y Carlos Costa) y una ensaladera de Copa Davis como capitán.
Google translate

I want to highlight the good start of the year and professional relationship Carreño and Javier Duarte are developing no more and no less than two champions and a final. Also take the opportunity to show my admiration for Duarte and more in this post where we're talking about getting goals in the final success or titles no more and no less than 34 ATP titles as a coach (Corretja, Berasategui and Carlos Costa) and a bowl of Cup Davis as captain.

Does anyone know how long they've been working together?

Springer89 04-16-2011 01:21 AM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Since December last year according to this article or since January according to Pablo's profile page on the same site.

Pablo spent three years in CAR in Barcelona (from September 2006) and was coached by Moisés Pozo Casals, who had coached Tommy Robredo and David Ferrer during their junior years.

Marita_Matthäus 04-16-2011 01:00 PM

Re: Pablo Carreno-Busta
Thanx :)

Good news: he got WC to main draw of Barcelona! :D

Springer89 04-17-2011 11:35 AM

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And will play against a qualifier in R1 :)

Good luck!

Springer89 04-28-2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Sombrerero loco (Post 10932249)
no fans in here?=(

MTF's attention is seldom drawn to good guys :shrug:,

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who're nice to kids:

and fans:

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and apparently with a sense of humour:

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