Born in Gijon on July 12, 1991, Pablo Carreno Busta turned professional in 2009 at the age of 18. After playing for three years, He suffered a serious back injury that required surgery. After being sidelined for five months, he struggled to make an impact. The Spaniard serves right-handed and has a slight side-on action when he serves. He employs the two-handed backhand and is predominantly a baseline player.
In 2013, Busta won 42 out of 43 matches on the ITF Circuit, 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 beat first seed and two-time Grand Prix Hassan II champion, Pablo Andujar, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3. He lost in the following round to eventual runner-up, Kevin Anderson. Later, Busta reached the semi-final stage of the 2013 Portugal Open, before losing to Stan Wawrinka in three sets.
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.
After struggling for five years, the Spaniard finally had his moment of glory. In the 2016 Winston-Salem Open, Busta clinched his first ATP title when he defeated Roberto Bautista Agut in the final. He entered the top 40 of the ATP Rankings for the first time as a result, becoming world No. 39. When 2019 came, Busta entered the top 10 but his crowning moment would be the Davis Cup win against Spain in 2019.
The Spaniard had reached the French Open quarterfinal and US Open semifinal in 2020 to showcase his talent. The likes of Busta and several players now have another opportunity to forge a name for themselves in the Tennis world.
Pablo Carreno Busta currently uses a Wilson h22 pro stock racquet that has been painted to resemble the Wilson Blade 98 v7. Luxilon Alu Power Rough 125 16L is the string he uses on his racquet.
|Head Size||98 square inches|