Pablo Carreno Busta was born in Gijón, July 12, 1991. In September 2017 he reached the 10th position of the ATP rankings in singles, a specialty in which he won seven titles on the major circuit, including the Canadian Masters 1000 in 2022. He also boasts the medal bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where he defeated world No. 1 Novak Dokovic in the final for third place.
In Grand Slam tournaments he reached the semifinals at the US Open in 2017 and 2020. In doubles he won four ATP tournaments, including the 2020 Cincinnati Masters, reached the final at the 2016 US Open and was No. 16 in the rankings in the July 2017. He was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team that won the 2019 edition of the tournament. In 2020 and 2022 he reached the ATP Cup final, again with the Spanish national team.
Pablo starts playing tennis at the age of 6 and grows up playing almost exclusively on hard courts, a fact that will contribute to his great professional successes on this surface. At the age of 15 he decided to devote himself to tennis with greater commitment, he moved to Barcelona and began training at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, where he became more familiar with clay courts, another surface on which he would become a specialist.
At the end of 2015 he joined the Equelite Academy of Juan Carlos Ferrero, who became his mentor and entrusted him to the care of technicians Samuel López and José Antonio Sánchez de Luna. Later the very young talent Carlos Alcaraz also arrives at the academy, of whom Carreño in turn becomes a mentor by training together and advising him, contributing to his growth. Although his greatest success was the title conquered at the Canadian Masters 1000, Carreno is particularly attached to the Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo, with the great successes over world numbers 1 and 2 Novak Dokovic and Daniil Medvedev.
Pablo, in the ITF junior circuit fails to shine in the most prestigious tournaments and wins three titles in doubles and four in singles, including two Grade 1. He reaches the sixth position in the world in February 2009 and in August he plays his last tournament of category. At the beginning of 2011 he played in four ITF singles finals and won two, entering the top 300 of the ATP rankings for the first time. In March he reached the quarterfinals in the Rabat Challenger and the following month, thanks to a wild card, he made his debut in the main draw of an ATP tournament in Barcelona, where he was defeated by Benoit Paire after winning the first set.
In 2013, he won 11 titles in the minor Tours, reached the first ATP semifinal and 64th in the ranking. By passing the qualifiers at Roland Garros as well, he earns the chance to debut in a Grand Slam tournament and the draw puts him in front of Roger Federer on the central court, who easily surpasses him. He continues to climb the rankings playing in the Challengers, in June he wins the title in Tangier and at the end of July he starts a new streak of 17 consecutive victories by winning the Challengers of Segovia, after which he enters the top 100, Cordenons and Como.
In 2014, Carreno entered the Top-50, while in 2015 he reached two ATP semifinals and won two Challengers. In 2016, after the quarterfinals played in Umag and the semifinals in Los Cabos, on August 27 he conquered his first ATP title in singles by overcoming Roberto Bautista Agut 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 in the final in Winston-Salem.
He plays the doubles tournament at the US Open with Guillermo García López and they go all the way to the final, where they collect only five games against the No. 4 seeds Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares. In singles he did not go beyond the third round, defeated by Dominic Thiem in 4 sets. In the autumn trip to China, he played two ATP finals in doubles, losing the first in Chengdu with Mariusz Fyrstenberg and winning the second with Nadal at the 500 in Beijing. On 24 October he won another ATP tournament in Moscow, beating Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the final. He closes the season with new best rankings, 30th in singles and 25th in doubles.
2017 is also an excellent year for the Spanish tennis player. That year, he achieved an ATP singles and doubles title, semifinal at the US Open, top 10 and debut at the ATP Finals. While in 2018 comes the semifinal at the Miami Open and the final in doubles in Rome. 2019 is a year of transition. Pablo wins an ATP title, in Chengdu, China (the 4th of his career). But the continuous physical problems make him fall in the ranking, before a partial ascent. He ends the year with victory in the Davis Cup with Spain.
In 2020, Carreno won the doubles title at the Cincinnati Masters, reached the second semifinal at the US Open, and the final at the ATP Cup. In 2021, he won two titles in the clay courts: in Marbella and in Hamburg, as well as winning the medal in bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, Carreno won the title at the Canadian Open, the seventh of his career, beating Huber Hurkacz in the final. He also triumphed with Spain in the final of the ATP Cup.
Carreno Busta was born in Gijón to parents Alfonso Carreño Morrondo and María Antonia Busta Vallina and has two sisters, Lucía and Alicia. He currently resides in Barcelona and trains at the JC Ferrero Equelite Sport Academy in Alicante. He married tax advisor Claudia Díaz Borrego in December 2021.
Pablo Carreno Busta's net worth is $1.5 million in 2023. During his professional career, he has earned prize money of $13,704,293. As of 2022, he has collected approximately $1.5 million in prize money from 22 wins. Additionally, he has made about $34k from 4 double wins.
ATP Masters 1000 Canada (Outdoor/Hard)