|Pablo Carreño Busta Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1991|
Pablo Carreño Busta is a Spanish professional tennis player who had come into the spotlight in 2017 when he had reached the singles quarter-final of the French Open and the semi-final of the US Open. The latter performance had helped him break into the ‘Top 10’ of the official ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) singles rankings for the first time. In 2020, he had replicated his 2017 performance at both the French Open and the US Open. Pablo is equally adept at the doubles format of the sport, signified by the fact that as of February 2021, he had won 4 titles each in the singles and the doubles format. He had reached the doubles final of the 2016 US Open and the semi-final of the 2017 Australian Open. Pablo had broken into the ‘Top 20’ of the official ATP doubles rankings in July 2017. He was also a member of the Spanish squad that clinched the prestigious Davis Cup in 2019, the country’s 1st title since 2011 and their 6th overall.
Pablo Carreño Busta
Gijón, Asturias, Spain
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Alfonso Carreño (Architect)
- Mother – María Antonia Busta (Doctor)
- Siblings – Lucía Carreño Busta (Sister), Alicia Carreño Busta (Sister)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Spanish descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, wavy hair
- Sports a thin beard
- Affable smile
Pablo has been sponsored by –
- Joma Sport
- Wilson Sporting Goods
- Peugeot España
Pablo Carreño Busta Facts
- He had started playing tennis from the age of 6 but had played almost exclusively on hardcourts until moving to Barcelona at the age of 15.
- In his 4th round match of the 2019 Australian Open, against Kei Nishikori, he was involved in an ugly confrontation with the umpire. He was leading the final set tiebreaker until 8–5 when a late call from a linesperson led to a heated argument between him and the umpire. The point was awarded to Kei and it changed the momentum of the match with Kei eventually winning it with a 10-8 lead in the tiebreaker. After the end of the grueling match, which had lasted for more than 5 hours, Pablo had left the court without shaking the umpire’s hand and had thrown his bag down in disgust, leaving the stadium amidst a booing crowd. He had to apologize for his behavior in the post-match press conference.
- He was facing an uphill task in the 4th round of the 2020 US Open when he had to face the then world number 1 Novak Djokovic, who had not lost a match until then in the calendar year. Luck favored him immensely when Novak unintentionally hit a lineswoman in the throat with a ball, an act that disqualified him and handed Pablo an unexpected passage to the next round.
- He had been voted the ‘ATP Most Improved Player of the Year’ in 2013.
- He is a lifelong supporter of the Spanish professional soccer club Sporting de Gijón.
Featured Image by Pablo Carreño Busta / Instagram