Today 21-year-old Pablo Carreno-Busta (ranked 228 in the world, but was as high as 133 last year) beat Julien Benneteau in straight sets in Portugal Open. He already has a great clay court game and is definitely a guy to watch for the future.
Some info on Pablo Carreno-Busta from the official ATP website:
- Age:21 (12.07.1991)
- Birthplace:Gijon, Spain
- Residence:Barcelona, Spain
- Height:6’2″ (188 cm)
- Weight:163 lbs (74 kg)
- Coach:Javier Duarte
Speaks Spanish and English…Started playing tennis aged seven…Parents are Alfonso, an architect, and Maria Antonia, a doctor; has two sisters, Lucia and Alicia…Favourite surface is clay and shot is backhand…Idol growing up was Juan Carlos Ferrero…Supports Sporting de Gijon…Trains in Barcelona…Physical trainer is Walter Navarro…
Side note: I think Julien is happier playing important matches against top ten players, but aren’t everyone?