Pablo Carreno Busta said that beating Novak Djokovic for the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal was "the most exciting moment" of his career. This past Sunday, 31-year-old Carreno Busta became a Masters champion after beating Hubert Hurkacz 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the Montreal Masters final.
Last year, Carreno Busta claimed his first Olympic medal after he shocked Djokovic 6-4 6-7 (4) 6-3 in the Tokyo Olympics bronze medal match. After winning his first Masters title in Montreal, Carreno Busta was asked to pick between his bronze medal and his first Masters title.
"It's tough to compare because the Olympics are the Olympics," Carreno Busta said, per Sportskeeda. "It was a bronze medal. I didn't win like today. But I beat Medvedev. And beating Djokovic to win the bronze medal was probably the most exciting moment of my career for sure.
It's true that today of course I feel very, very happy also. It's different, but I'm enjoying also both of them. I would like to continue enjoy."
Carreno Busta receives a big confidence boost ahead of the US Open
En route to winning Montreal, Carreno Busta clinched several notable wins as he also beat Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner.
"Yeah, probably not just in the US Open Series, but in the rest of the season it's very important," Carreno Busta said. "I won 1,000 points. I won a trophy, a very important trophy. My game during all the week was very, very high.
I play really, really good from the first match against Berrettini until the last one against Hubi. I think I just need to continue this way, believe in myself, being aggressive, and for sure I will have chances to win matches in this season and I hope in the next ones also." This week, Carreno Busta is playing at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Carreno Busta is set to face Miomir Kecmanovic in the Cincinnati Masters first round.
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