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Player to watch: Pablo Carreno-Busta

by Tennisnerd

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)
  • Plays:Right-handed
  • 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?

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