Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta: ATP Cup was good opportunity to be near Rafael Nadal


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Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta: ATP Cup was good opportunity to be near Rafael Nadal

World No. 30 Pablo Carreno Busta enjoyed being a part of the Spain ATP Cup and having a chance to spend time with world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and last year's Wimbledon semifinalist Roberto Bautista Agut. Pablo Carreno Busta, a former world No.

10, had a chance to be a national hero but he and Feliciano Lopez failed to beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki in the deciding rubber of the ATP Cup final. "Of course it’s a very good opportunity for me to be near Rafa [Nadal], near Roberto [Bautista Agut], all the team was amazing the last week," Carreno Busta told reporters in Adelaide, per the Adelaide International.

"We lost in the final but it was an amazing tournament and we hope to continue this way because I think we have a very good group, we’re very good friends. "I was playing also good in the ATP Cup, I couldn’t play singles, because I have two top-10s in my team so it’s difficult to play singles but I have the opportunity to play some doubles and it was very important to get wins and get confidence for my first singles match."

Carreno Busta, seeded at No. 4, is now hoping to make a splash at the Adelaide International as he saw off Jeremy Chardy in his opener to set up a quarterfinal against rising star Lloyd Harris.