Pablo Carreno Busta defeated eighth seed Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Canadian Open

Carlos Alcarazheaped praises on Pablo Carreno Busta soon after the latter won his maiden ATP 100 title in Montreal. Alcaraz made two tweets with Busta’s picture and fans love the camaraderie between the two Spaniards. Busta came back from a set down to win the title in Montreal against outright favorite Hubert Hurkacz.

Alcaraz and Busta share a great camaraderie and are big admirers of each other’s game. There have been instances previously when Busta has also praised Alcaraz. In a recent interview, Busta referred to Alcaraz as the “best Spanish player after Rafa”.

“Well, he is, after Rafa, in this moment, the best Spanish player tennis player. Carlos has a lot of energy and play really good also in clay court. He loves playing in clay courts. So, for sure, we are enjoying watching him”, said Busta while Alcaraz was playing in Miami.

Pablo Carreño Busta defeated Hubert Hurkacz to win his first Masters 1000 crown

Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist and former world No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta won the seventh and biggest ATP title of his career on Sunday, battling back from a set down to defeat Hubert Hurkacz, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the final of Montreal. It’s his first Masters 1000 title—his biggest career title before this was an ATP 500 crown on the clay of Hamburg, Germany just over a year ago.

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Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta celebrates after beating Sebastian Korda of the US in their men’s singles match on day five of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2022. – — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by Paul Crock / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking after the match, an elated Busta said, “It’s an amazing feeling. I felt really, really comfortable on the court during all the week. It’s a big thing for me to be a Masters 1000 winner”.

It’s been a tough year for Carreno Busta, dipping to No. 23 last month, his lowest ranking in almost two years—but with this victory, he’s projected to bounce right back up to No. 14, his highest ranking since he was No. 12 during last year’s US Open.

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Carreno Busta is the first unseeded player to win the Masters 1000 event in Canada since Guillermo Canas in 2002, and the first player ranked outside the Top 20 to win the event since No. 43-ranked Andrei Pavel the year before in 2001. He’s also just the third Spanish man ever to win this tournament, after Manuel Orantes (1975) and, of course, Rafael Nadal (2005, 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2019).

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